The Ihlara Canyon is one the most popular destinations of the whole Cappadocia region and the visitors may enjoy marvellous natural beauty and cultural riches side by side. The natural beauty was carved by forces of nature with the care and elegance while the chapels and churches were carved with great patience and grace and adorned with frescoes with a great mastery of generations past. Undoubtedly the visitors will love the Ihlara Canyon where beauties of nature, history, art, and culture have been combined, and wish the timeless moments enjoyed would never end. The 14 km (9 miles) Ihlara Canyon is the longest hiking route of Cappadocia. You may have tackled various routes across the world, however, you would find the Ihlara Canyon is an ideal track passing through natural beauty spots and historical heritage where every turn would bring a surprise. The Ihlara Canyon was carved by the Melendiz Stream (Potamus Cappadocus in Antiquity) over the ages, in some places up to 200 m (660 ft) deep, and the stream would show you the way along the route. The soft rock bed or tuff (consolidated volcanic ash) carved by the stream was laid by the eruptions of Mount Hasan (Athar in Antiquity) volcano.