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Çavuşin

Coordinate: 38º40’45.23’’K 34º50’30.20’’D Height: 1012 m

Çavuşin is located in the 2nd km of highway from Göreme to Avanos. It is 4 km away from Avanos.

 

Çavuşin (Nicephorus Phocas) Church which was built in between 964 and 965 is located near Göreme-Avanos Highway. It is one of the few structures that the construction date is known in Cappadocia. Walls and vaults are decorated with frescoes depicting scenes from Jesus’ life. The Ascension and Act of the Apostles scene covers the half of the vault. Frescoes of Emperor Nicephorus "lPhocas, empress and other family members are on the niche left to the main abscissa.