The Lake of Nar ( Nar Gölü )

The Lake of Nar is situated in a remote (30 km. from Derinkuyu and Ihlara) and deserted valley surrounded by hills. Its surface lies 70 m. below the surface of the plain, its own depth is not known.

Hot water surging out from the south and north shores of the lake is supposed to be useful in treating rheumatism and many people from neigh­bouring villages come here for a cure. The hills around the lake are literally filled with innumerable churches.

One has four storeys, all have frescoes which unfortunately are covered with the soot and smoke from the shepherds' fires. Since many of the churches are not easily accessible, being situated on high rocks, they have not yet been investigated and the area is not open for tourism.

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