declares Goreme Open Air Museum as a World
» The world
largest number of cave churches are in
Cappadocia, many with in-situ frescos.
» The earliest
domesticated wheat, Einkorn, can still be
found growing wild in Cappadocia.
» Three of the
greatest fathers of the Christian Church,
Saint Basil, Saint Gregory of Nazianzus, and
Saint Gregory of Nyssa, were all
» The most
famous Dragon Slayer, Saint George was born
in Cappadocia and the crusades spreaded his
fame to Europe.
The Cappadocia region has about 30
known ancient underground cities that could
safely hide 100,000 people in troubled times