Capadoccia, TurkeyThe rocks of Cappadocia eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. The volcanic deposits are soft rocks the people of the villages carved out to form houses, churches, monasteries. Göreme became a monastic center between 300-1200 AD. First period settlement reaches to the Roman period from Christianity. It is a complex comprising more than 30 rock-carved churches and chapels containing some superb frescoes, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries.