On the way out from the village of Cemil, Keşlik is a Christian monastic complex built on a sanctuary that dates from the Roman period. The Archangel and St. Stephen Churches as well as the baptistery, refectorium and the monk cells, are all hewn from rock, constitute the early Orthodox site and make this pleasant place of seclusion not-to-be-missed on the route of south Urgüp.
Archaeological excavations are currently in progress at this recently discovered early-Byzantine ancient town located near the present village of Şahinefendi. Unearthed to date are a Roman bath complex, an assembly hall, a chapel and exquisite floor mosaics.
Although the settlement was relocated due to landslides about half a century ago, the ancient village in the valley housing several rock-cut churches and dowcotes are quite interesting to see.Karabaş (Dark Head), Yılanlı (Serpent), Kubbeli (Domed), Saklı (Hidden) and St. Barbara Churches. The local women offering the handmade dolls of Soğanlı as well as woolen socks and gloves at the village square add a pleasing touch to the ambience.