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Ihlara Valley

Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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“grand canyon” (14 reviews)
“cave churches” (25 reviews)
Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Skye S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

This valley unforgettable, since you stated your first step from top to downstairs you feel the test of old time.

Thank Issam M
Reviewed June 17, 2017

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 June 10, 2017

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
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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