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Göreme (pronounced [ˈɟøɾeme]; Ancient Greek: Κόραμα, Kòrama), located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia and has a population of around 2,500 people.

Former names of the town have been Korama, Matiana, Maccan or Machan, and Avcilar. When Göreme Valley nearby was designated an important tourist destination, a "center" for all tourism in Cappadocia, the name of the town was changed to Göreme for practical reasons.

The Göreme National Park (Göreme Milli Parklar in Turkish) was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985.

The location of Göreme was first settled back in the Roman period. Christianity was then the prevailing religion in the region, which is evident from many rock churches that can still be seen today.

Among Göreme's historically important sites are Ortahane, Durmus Kadir, Yusuf Koc and Bezirhane churches, in addition to the richly decorated Tokali Kilise, the Apple Church, and a number of homes and pigeon houses carved straight into the rock formations in the town.(wikipedia)

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Giorgos Dimitriadis on December 31, 2013

Thanks a lot Helmut for kind comment and YsL 26/41

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F+L. С наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

Giorgos Dimitriadis on February 2, 2014

Thanks a lot Fen for nice comment and YsL 27/42

►Mariano on March 17, 2014

Muy buena!!! George. L+F. Mis saludos

Giorgos Dimitriadis on March 18, 2014

Thanks a lot Mariano for kind comment and YsL 28/43

Akhtar Bashir Nigyal on April 15, 2014

Tremendous,Amazing Capture...

Exceptional & Outstanding view, Favorite+Like

Giorgos Dimitriadis on April 15, 2014

Thanks a lot Akhtar Bashir Nigyal for nice comment and YsL 29/44

Sirka on April 26, 2014

Fabulous shot!F30&L45

Giorgos Dimitriadis on April 26, 2014

Thanks a lot Sirka for kind comment and YsL 30/45

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Photo taken in 50500 Göreme/Nevşehir Province, Turkey

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  • Uploaded on September 21, 2013
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    by Giorgos Dimitriadis
    • Camera: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. SP-2000

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