Nestled in the Ihlara Valley, Turkey, Selime Monastery is a historical marvel. This rock-hewn complex, dating back to the 8th-12th centuries, exemplifies Byzantine architecture. It’s famed for its frescoes, which are among the oldest in Cappadocia. The monastery’s unique structure, carved directly into the volcanic rock formations, provides a glimpse into the region’s early Christian history. Its towering façades and intricate interiors make it a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.