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Driving directions to Selime Monastery

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Driving directions to Selime Monastery

We are driving from Aksaray to Goreme and would like to stop by at Selime Monastery on our way. Cannot find the exact location of the Monastery on Google map. Can someone help with detailed directions or coordinates?

Much appreciated/

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1. Re: Driving directions to Selime Monastery

It's here - wikimapia.org/…b

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2. Re: Driving directions to Selime Monastery

davidm1, Thanks!

How far is the monastery from the parking lot? I read some last yearas' posts here mentioning the monastery was closed. Is it re-opened now?

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3. Re: Driving directions to Selime Monastery

About 100 metres. I hadn't heard that it was closed. Ihlara Valley was closed for a while because of rock falls.

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4. Re: Driving directions to Selime Monastery

Thank you!

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5. Re: Driving directions to Selime Monastery

Hello Dear Sir;

Selime Monastery is 30-40 km far from Aksaray.You should follow Aksaray-Nevsehir Road. After 10 or 20 km on the way you will see brown sign on the right which is writing Ihlara Vadisi. You turn right directly you can reach Selime Monastery. Car park is only 100 m. far from Monastery. After monastery,if you want to go to Goreme, you sholud come back same way back 2 km. You will see again brown sign which is writing Derinkuyu Undreground City. You should turn right. Follow the way through Derinkuyu you can reach Goreme.

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Cappadociainfo

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Dear Cappadociainfo,

Thank you very much for the detailed directions. This is great.

After Selime Monastery, can I drive through Ihlara Valley to Belisirma from west to east? Belisirma seems to be a nice place to take lunch break. Afterwards, drive to Derinkuyu and Goreme. Is this doable?

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7. Re: Driving directions to Selime Monastery

Yes, that's doable (although you can't drive in the valley, there's a road by it that you can take to Belisirma). Have a look at a map.

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Yes, this is possible. You should keep going after Selime Monastery,after monastery you should drive around 5 km on the way you will see sign on the left side Belisırma. You should turn left. You can reach Belisırma Village,middle of Ihlara Valley, this really good village. Nice spot for lunch. After lunch, you can drive back on the hill again you will reach same main road when you turn left from main road you can reach begining of Ihlara Valley. You can see panoramic view of Ihlara Valley. Total lenght of Ihlara Valley is 14 km. When you follow main road after Ihlara Valley, you can reach directly Derinkuyu and Goreme. Road is easy in Cappadocia. Don't worry that.

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9. Re: Driving directions to Selime Monastery

Thank you both for your replies! Much appreciated.

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