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Selime Monastery

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Reviewed 9 June 2015

The monastery is the highlight after having a nice walk and lunch in ilhara valley. It is beautiful and totally worth it , walking up to the church and monastery is like a fairy tale experience, the site is not close to goreme but we...More

1  Thank kcanavan2010
Reviewed 6 June 2015

This is a typical stop on the green tour bus route from Goreme. It has an amazing history, originally with the Christian Monastery (as evidenced by the beautiful church, chapel and cathedral) and then with having priveleged status with the Seljuk Turks as a key...More

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Its very pretty but definitely a small climb, sometimes through some narrow spaces. Some paces slippery with loose gravel so take care. The view from the top is beautiful, and this old monastery takes you back in time. A must visit in Cappadokya only if...More

Thank Traveldudebug
Reviewed 16 May 2015

We stopped here with our Green tour from Goreme, and found it fascinating! There are many areas to explore, and some parts are steep but manageable. There are great views from certain parts, and the cave rooms and church are fun to investigate. Across the...More

Thank Tripmama18
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We almost didn't go by here and what a mistake that would have been! It involves walking / clamoring up to high carved rooms -- Chapel, Cathedral - wow! We liked it much better than what we'd seen elsewhere. The same ticket that gets you...More

2  Thank Wanderer292
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I've been to the monastery twice--once in summer and once in winter. i have to say it looks much better in the summer with the surrounding area all green and lush and you get a great view of the countryside. it's kind of desolate and...More

2  Thank LifenFrancesKan
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Actually we can find a lot of same formations in Cappadocia. However, I liked it since I came here almost sunset time. It was perfect for taking pictures. Everywhere seemed to be photogenic. There is cathedral up in the monastery. Be careful to climb it,...More

2  Thank Rudy K
Reviewed 11 March 2015

If you are on your own no need to visit as it is similar plato which you are seeing in Goreme.... History freaks must visit ... if you are with a planned tour ... no harm in going .... nice place...

2  Thank kedar2015
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Visiting this place is mandatory. One of the great cave houses of Capadoccia. Be prepared to explore the holes!!!

Thank Rose_Santiago
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Situated high on a hill, the monastery was one of our favorite rock house formations. It completely amazes me that people actually lived and worshipped here. One of the most enjoyable parts of Selime Monastery, was the lack of people the day we visitied. Because...More

3  Thank Karen G
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