Ihlara Valley is an interesting place to visit and thee are some interesting churches there. Some,e of them have survived for centuries so it was nice to visit them..
(the Snake Church) is a simple barrel-vaulted church with a low ceiling and long nave. It is named for the frescoe of SaintsTheodore and St George slaying the dragon (or snake as depicted in the frescoe). The church also has a frescoe of Emperor Constantineand his mother Saint Helena depicted holding the True Cross. Legend has it that she discovered the cross upon which Jesus was crucified after seeing it in a dream, and that a piece of the cross is still buried in the foundations of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Other sections of the cross are in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and in St. Peter's in Rome. Another interesting portrait is the one of Saint Onuphrius on the upper wall to the right of the entrance. The saint lived the life of a hermit in the Egyptian desert near Thebes, Egypt and is usually depicted with a long gray beard and wearing only a fig leaf.
It is wonder that paintings have survived for a LONG TIME..
The donkey animal which doesn't live in Poland..
Local handmade carpets for sale...