Day 1 : Kilistra & Lystra - Sille
After breakfast drive out to visit the caves and landscapes of little-visited Kilistra and nearby Lystra. Continue to Sille for lunch. Take a relaxed pace visit of Sille before returning to Konya for overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast
Sille is a small, old village near the town of Konya. It used to have a large Greek population who lived harmoniously with the local Turkish population for over 800 years, until the population exchange in 1923. Because of this, the village was able to retain the Greek language and Orthodox Christian religion. The church of St Helen is believed to have been founded by Constantine The Great's mother, Empress Helena and was used as a military depot during WWI and later as a clinic where a German doctor attached artificial limbs.