Purenli Seki Church

In Ihlara Valley, Purenli Seki Church is one of the first churches that you would come across upon entering the valley. It’s within the first quarter and to reach it, you have to climb 24m over the stream bed. From the Kokar Church, that’s also located in the valley, it’s …

Agacalti Church

The Ihlara Valley contains many churches, and Agacalti Church is one of the best-preserved churches. It has beautiful pictures as well as a towering central dome. You can have a good view of the ceiling paintings, due to the thick layer of dirt. The cruciform church is said to be …

Monastery Valley

The Monastery Valley is one of the most attractive and less-explored trekking racecourses and valley of Cappadocia. It is located in downtown Guzelyurt (Gelveri), and the valley runs for 5.3km between Guzelyurt and Sivrihisar Village. The valley features rock-cut churches, chapels, and dwellings, so it would give you an expression …

Ala Church

Located near Ihlara Valley, Ala Church is an incredibly built cave church. Compared to other cave churches of the region, it has distinguished importance and its façade is unmatched too. Also called, the Mottled Church, the church was constructed around 1000AD. It is situated around 295 meters east of the …

Red Church

One of the oldest Christian shrines in the historical region of Cappadocia, the Red Church is unlike any other. It is said to be erected during the rule of Byzantine Emperor Justinian. The Red Church (Turkish: “Kizil” Church) is a great example of traditional masonry architecture and its difference in …

Pancarlik Valley

One of the many underrated valleys in the region of Cappadocia, Pancarlik Valley is a phenomenal destination and you should head there without any delay. The valley is located near the town of Ortahisar, in between Mustafapasa and Soganli Valley. So, if you are in Mustafapasa, travel south in Soganli’s …

Goreme Open Air Museum

The most famous site in the region of Cappadocia is the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the first stop of the most visitors who visit Cappadocia and why not, it represents the history and evolution of the region. So, it can easily …

Love Valley

An area of natural wonders, Love Valley is one of the best places in the region of Cappadocia. Famous for its phallic-shaped rock formations, the valley also features earth pillars, cave dwellings, and much more. The valley offers an intriguing and challenging hike. It is also known as “Baglidere Valley”. …

Gomeda Valley

If you want to hike a rather quiet place, head to the Gomeda Valley and Uzengi Valley and see a different side of Cappadocia. The entrance point of the valley is called Gomeda and the last part is called Uzengi Valley. Gomeda Valley is also called Little Ihlara by some …

Zemi Valley

A scenic area in Cappadocia, Zemi Valley is one of the best, yet less hiked valleys in the region. It’s a less-visited spot as compared to other valleys in the region, but it offers equally stunning views and a great trail as others. The Valley hike is a 6 km …