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Outside of Güzelyurt (= nice homeland) there is the Yueksek Kilise (Analipheos) on the top of a rock. From here you have a great view into the area around. In the background you can see the Mount Hasan (3260m), which is one of the volcanoes responsible for the tuffstone, that had covered the area. The name of the village Güzelyurt means "nice homeland" and is the historic Greek town Gelveri. In the village you can find traditional Greek stone houses, underground cities and several cave churches. Even the big mosque in the valley is a Greek church from the 19th century.