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Ihlara Valley

Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Ihlara Valley is about 3 km long, you have to get down on the stairs, than you walk along the way! The beauty of this valley is due to the Ihlara river who drilled on the rock of the mountain, the result has been...More

Thank claudiacarausu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the ending part where there were little cabanas by the riverside. Their Apple tea is a must try.

Thank Shayan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was still hot in August when we visited this valley. So we didn't get that far or even climb to any if the monasteries. We were quite ill-prepared for a hiking trip. Would love to come again# better equipped, during the cooler season. Beautiful...More

Thank Aliza J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a quite a long valley, most of visitors walk down to a stream and follow it along the way down. There are some cafes and restaurants, where one can takes rest in a shade and cool down. Nice place to visit around south of...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

If you have a car while visiting, this is definitely worth the drive. The valley is green and lush and the churches and cave dwellings are awe-inspiring. If you're looking for an easy trek, go down the stairs and stay on that side of the...More

1  Thank Skye S
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Our visit to ihlara came at the end of the trip, it needs a lot of walking but do-able. Won't recommend anyone with a wheelchair as it is not accessible. Hiking shoes highly recommended. Don't worry abt the sun as a lot of shades is...More

Thank dbehbehani
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We went to hike the whole route - Ihlara to Selime. It is around 14km. Usually people hike only the first paid part of the valley. However the second part from Belisirma to Selime is absolutely stunning, easy to hike, full of beautiful scenery and...More

Thank hhessova
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

When in Ihlara Vadisi, you have nature and history together. Take a peaceful walk along the river, under the trees. Then climb up to see the historical churches.

Thank sebnemsukan
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

A green and beautiful oasis in the middle of the thursty plains of Anatolia. On the hills of the valley there are ancient churches and houses. If you visit Cappadocia, its the first place you 'must' see. If you enter from this entrance, you should...More

1  Thank Elendar I
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We stayed in Guzelyurt for 1 night and went to Ihlara Gorge the following morning before we went to Cappadocia. We did a very short version of the hike, but was totally worth it! And the best part is to have a hot apple tea...More

Thank Anesta D
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Sarah E
August 27, 2017|
Response from Rodman100 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the walk finishes in different locations, about 5 to 6 k's
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