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One of the oldest settlements in the area, Çavuşin is situated 2km from Göreme, on the Göreme - Avanos road. The Church of St. John the Baptist offers a panoramic view of the village. This church and its paintings date back to the 5th century, making the oldest church in the region. It had a large courtyard which is unusual for Cappadocia, this has been eroded away however.
Christian missionaries and communities once lived in the old Çavuşin valley, now in ruins. There are 5 churches at Güllüdere, close to Çavuşin. The Haçlı Church (with the Cross), near the valley, was also used for defense against the Arab raiders.