This small village located just next to Ürgüp is one of the most beautiful stops that can be visited in Cappadocia valley. Sinasos, as it was called earlier , was a summer resort of İstanbul Greeks in the Ottoman period . Greeks, who where known to deal with caviar trade in İstanbul , built many beautiful houses in Sinasos , where they were staying every summer .Like other locations in Anatolia , Sinasos was evacuated in 1924 , during the population exchange , Greek people migrated to Greece , and the village was renamed Mustafapasa. This beautiful and wealthy village , which had been very popular in the recent past transformed into a ghost town .
The magnificient houses of the 19 th century feel into ruin one after the other ;the existance of the village as well as its name was forgotten , until the arrival of tourism .
In recent years ,churces and houses are restored , beautiful hotels and pensions are opened , and stone buildings are reviving in Mustafapasa .