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CAPPADOCIA YUNAK HOUSES

In Cappadocia's magical landscape of fairy chimneys, in the ancient village of Urgup, is carved into a mountain cliff, the Yunak Evleri.

Yunak Evleri are a combination of six cave houses and one mansion with a total of 30 cave rooms dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries and crowned with a 19th century Greek Mansion.

The name of the neighborhood "Yunak" comes from the old days when women used to do all their washing and of course, socializing by the fountain located at the village square. Being by the fountain and at the Yunak was the centre of daily life before people had running water at home.
These cave houses have been renovated and decorated with care and in their own distinct style while strictly respecting the local character.

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