The locals lovingly call it “Aladzha” (Aladja) monastery, which is the Turkish word of “colorful”.
Supposedly, the original monastery can be traced back to the early days of Christianity on these lands, though the present monastery is believed to have sprung up in the 10th century.
There is space for parking close to the entry of the park of the Aladzha monastery on the road or between the trees.
The park and garden itself are special by themselves together with the spectacular view you have from here towards the Aladzha monastery. Be cautious though the stairs are steep and carry you high up.