Aksaray City Guide

10 Thousand Year History
Aksaray History begins with the establishment of the first village settlement of Central Anatolia in Aşıklı Höyük, 10 thousand years ago. Aksaray, which hosted different civilizations in the 10-year-old adventure that started in Aşıklı, takes its place in history as the gate of Cappadocia opening to the west on the Silk Road.
After the ice age, about 10 thousand years ago (8,000 BC), while people living in Central Anatolia started to settle down, the first known village settlement was established in Aşıklı Höyük.
While a permanent settlement was established in Asikli Höyük, those who founded this village started agriculture for the first time, domesticated animals and started to write the history of humanity in Central Anatolia with the obsidian technology they reached. The application of the oldest known brain surgery in the world to a woman of 20-25 years old in Aşıklı Höyük is an indicator of the technology reached by the people of Aşıklı.
Aksaray, which came under the sovereignty of the Seljuks in 1142 and became a province in 1923, became a district of the province of Niğde in 1933 and became a province again in 1989.

Ten Thousand Years
Culture and History City

Noracity Mall

Noracity Mall, which is the largest shopping center in Aysaray, offers Entertainment and Shopping opportunities to Aksaray residents and Aksaray visitors without recognizing space.Distance From Our Hotel : 7 km.You can find the location here.  Location 

Parksite Mall

Parksite Mall offers its visitors Entertainment and Shopping opportunities.Distance from our hotel : 9 km.You can find the location here

Ihlara Valley

Ihlara Valley is 14 km. long. Ihlara Valley has hosted many civilizations. Respectively, BC. In the 1900s, Hittites settled in order to protect from Assyrians and Egyptians. The Phrygians, who invaded Anatolia in 1200, ended the Hittite State and the region came under the control of the Phrygians.Distance from our hotel : 42 km.You can find the location here

Ulu Camii

Ulu Camii, Karamanoğlu II. It started in the time of Mehmet Bey (1408-1409). His son II. It was completed in the time of İbrahim Bey (1424-1463).Distance from our hotel : 6.8 km.You can find the location here


Hasandagı is a volcanic mountain with a hill 3268 m above sea level. It has two big crater, Big Hasan and Little Hasan Mountain. Most of the Melendiz mountain is made up of lava from these two craters.Distance from our hotel : 38 km.You can find the location here

Eğri Minaret

Eğri Minaret located in the city center is one of the important works that have survived from the Seljuk period. The structure, which draws attention with its similarity to the world-famous Pisa tower in Italy with its slope of about 3 degrees, was built between 1221-1236 during the reign of Anatolian Şelçuklu Ruler 1. Gıyasettin Keyhüsrev.Distance from our hotel : 6 km dir.You can find the location here

Kızıl Church

It is in Sivrihisar village, which is connected to Güzelyurt district. It was made of cut stones. This name is given because the cut stones are red. It is believed to have been made 5th or 6th. the interior of the church has been completely destroyed. But there are scenes from the Bible that can be seen. there is a big cross sign.Distance from our hotel : 47.7 km dir.You can find the location here

Sümbüllü Church

The Hyacinth Church is a church carved into the rock mass in two floors in monastic sites. Between Michael and Gabriel, there are depictions of Mary, Jesus, and three Hebrews and saints in the bakery.Distance from our hotel : 41.5 km.You can find the location here

Somuncu Baba Tomb

His real name is Hamid Hamidüddin. Sheikh Hamid-i Veli, also known as the Somuncu Baba, lived in the time of the Ottoman Sultan Yıldırım Bayezid Han. His descendant reaches our Prophet (pbuh), he is a grandson from the 24th generation, he is Sayyit. He received spiritual training from Alaaddin Erdebili and the spirit of Bayezid-i Bistami.Distance from our hotel : 8 km dir.You can find the location here

Selime Cathedral

Selime Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Cappadocia, built on two floors. Cathedral VIII. YY. with XI. YY. It is dated as. In the cathedral, there are depictions of Jesus ascending to heaven and Mary.Distance from our hotel : 31 km.You can find the location here

Aşıklı Höyük

According to the results of radiocarbon samples, the settlement in Asikli Höyük begins in the 9th millennium BC and lasts until the end of the 8th millennium BC. The settlement is dated to approximately between 8200-7500 BC.Distance from our hotel : 20 km.You can find the location here

Church Mosque

Saint Gregorius Church, one of the works of Christianity in the center of Güzelyurt, is one of the earliest works of Christianity in Cappadocia and is of great importance for the Orthodox realm.Distance from our hotel : 42.2 km.You can find the location here

Manastır Valley

Located in the center of Güzelyurt, Manastır Valley is a 5.5 km long rock carved church, chapel and underground cities.Distance from our hotel : 42.2 km.You can find the location here

Yüksek Church

Located approximately 3 km from Güzelyurt District center, Yüksek Church is located on natural rocky stones. Next to the church, there is a monk structure. The church, also known as the Girls’ Monastery, is a stone carving on steep rocks.Distance from our hotel : 41 km.You can find the location here

Salt Lake

Salt Lake, who live in the surrounding small lakes and marshes with presence of birds is one of Turkey’s richest basins. While this region is located on the migration route of wild birds, the absence of a significant wetland in the middle of the steppe outside Tuz Lake and its surroundings directs migratory birds to Salt Lake. The lake, which does not freeze in the winter due to its high salt content, is also a good shelter for migratory birds.Distance from our hotel : 98 km.You can find the location here

Saratlı Kırkgöz Underground City

The underground city, whose cleaning excavation was started in 2000 and a closed space was unearthed in 2002, has three floors. There are vital places such as barns, kitchens, water wells, tandoor, hearth, barn drips and the connections between these places are provided by corridors. The underground city is dated to the Byzantine period with its plan features and construction technique.Distance from our hotel : 23 km.You can find the location here