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Ihlara Valley

Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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“grand canyon” (14 reviews)
“cave churches” (26 reviews)
“green tour” (30 reviews)
Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This valley is actually a canyon with amazing view. One can visit some cave churches but the best part is actually the pleasant walk in the canyon, along the river. You can stop for a soft drink or to grab a bite in the restaurants...More

Thank InaTatiana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ihlara Valley is about an hour away by car from Goreme, Cappadocia. The canyon is made of the same soft volcanic rock found throughout the region and is home to a number of early Christian churches carved into the tall walls. The valley sides are...More

Thank sevim s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking views... Strongly recommend this place for visiting! It's very easy to walk through canyon.

Thank OksanaLv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very pleasant to walk through the Ihlara Valley, a Turkish version of "Grand Canyon". When you hike down to the Melendiz river there is a breath taking view coupled with soothing sound of the rushing water. A perfect setting to just close your...More

Thank Richa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its along walk for about 3 kilometres with beautiful views of the canyon along side a river. A nature driven site.

Thank Jam0470
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time back in 25 years, it has been upgraded a lot since then. You can walk all or parts of the valley. There are rock churches you can visit, the church of St George is a bit of a climb, there are some facilities...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took the longer 10km walk - would certainly recommend it! Churches are a bit similar after a while - we went for the serpent church only and focused on the landscapes. Whatever you do don't miss the Selime monastery at the...More

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

This is deep canyon loaded with caves and churches within the caves. Take your time and explore this place. It's a one of a kind hike. Well worth the trip. One of my favorite places in the area.

Thank drwalkerscott
Reviewed May 2, 2017

If you have time you can spend a whole day in this valley, it's a great hiking spot. During summer the weather is very hot, the best seasons to go there are spring or autumn. We went there with our 5 year old however, it...More

Thank Cuci_12
Reviewed April 24, 2017

The place is included in the Green City tour and the hike is close to 4 kms. The weather when we went was very pleasant and we really enjoyed hiking it. The path is beside the river and offers great views of the canyon. We...More

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Would children (4-6 yo) be able to do this valley walk? Anything to keep in mind specifically? Thanks.
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Mona A | Reviewed this property |
if you keep in mind to go slowly ... yes no prams for sure ... keep in mind that at some points it might get a bit too much for kids this age ..but lots of places to take a break in.. proper footwear NO FLATS .. ... Your... More