Things to do in Goreme

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Things to Do in Goreme

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  • CarolB676
    Melbourne, Australia18 contributions
    A beautiful national park - and we only saw about three other people all afternoon. Loved the Cross Church and all the other cave dwellings. Incredible landscape
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Stephen A
    Manama, Bahrain34 contributions
    This was well worth doing and an easy walk around. The dark church was an additional small fee but well worth doing - probably the highlight of the park. Whilst crowded it was never too busy to see everything
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Ilovetheatre
    Birmingham, UK287 contributions
    Carved by lava, wind, rain etc over hundreds of thousands of years, wonderful hiking in the area.
    We also hot air ballooned across this valley which is very special...the balloons descend so low that you can almost touch the chimneys!
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • walid m
    Wilmington, NC1,027 contributions
    A great valley to observe. We actually saw it during our hot air balloon ride. a wonderful experience.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • walid m
    Wilmington, NC1,027 contributions
    We did not actually walk through the valley but we enjoyed the view from the top. It is really beautiful.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • walid m
    Wilmington, NC1,027 contributions
    A nice location to walk up (really up) to. After sunset, you can also enjoy the views of the lighted city from the top.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • DARREN S
    Gold Coast, Australia6 contributions
    We walked from our hotel Sultan Cave Suites up to the Open Air Museum traversing all the caves and pigeon houses along the way. Then we went back down along the Sword Valley, this part is an amazing walk through skinny yet deep gorges. Absolutely recommend this it is amazing.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
    Zemi Valley is set between two most famous castles in Cappadocia - Uchisar and Ortahisar.
    Driving between them there're several places to stop and park your car to explore more amazing landscapes with fairy chimneys and other rock formations.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
    This is the main highlight of Goreme open air Museum, and one of the best in entire Cappacocia.
    It is one out of 15-16 churches spread throughout the Goreme open air musuem, and it requires a small extra entry fee (though, it is included if you hold the Museum Pass which I strongly suggest, as it saves you around 40%).
    The Dark Church dates back to 11 c, and the name derives from its dark interior, as there's only one small window letting the light in. This enabled amazing interiors to be greatly preserved - outstanding frescoes of Christ the Pantocrator, Judas betrayal, Last Supper,....etc
    Photography officially is not allowed, but as you see most manage to capture something from this amazing historical Church.
    Written 14 October 2021
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia12,348 contributions
    This is the famous site in Goreme for balloon rides, as most of them take off from here.
    The place is absolutely amazing from the balloon, but was even more interesting seeing it from the ground when we drove our quads before sunrise seeing so many professional photo sessions here - a lifetime memory.
    Strongly recommend to take the morning ATV tour.
    Written 14 October 2021
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  • Paul J
    Dushanbe, Tajikistan766 contributions
    The real advantage of this spot is the more red color of the rocks, making for some excellent pictures. That said, you will be aiming away from a flood of tourists taking selfies.
    Written 30 November 2021
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  • walid m
    Wilmington, NC1,027 contributions
    A great location for a panoramic view of the place and an excellent location for a lot of great pictures.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • See the world with Daph
    Santorini, Greece475 contributions
    Shortly before the last, frighteningly steep, descent to the open air museum, there is a sign indicating a rather nice though plain church: the Aynalı church. . Apart from the church there are several other rooms that one can reach climbing through the rocks. It is named Symmetrical Church on some sites, ayna meaning mirror as in my dictionary it is translated as "paneled", and the front has noticeable panels (though they are not unique to this church).
    Written 25 October 2020
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  • Iselle v
    South Africa1 contribution
    What a beautiful place to put up your tent and experience the true beauty of Cappadocia! A little bit out of town, it's wonderfully quiet and surrounded by the spectacular mountains. It also has a nice swimming pool and is very close to the open air museum. I would recommend this place for every keen camper!
    Written 18 June 2018
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  • SamuelHarvey
    Manila, Philippines271 contributions
    Although I’m not a fan of paying for visiting rock formation, this church was a notable exception and it’s frescoes were quite nice - even compared to the Open Air Museum (few hundred meters away).

    Price was 7TKL per person. Worth it.
    Written 21 August 2019
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