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Ihlara Valley

Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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“grand canyon” (14 reviews)
“cave churches” (27 reviews)
“green tour” (30 reviews)
Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The view from above and at the bottom of the canyon is absolute wonderful. We hiked down the steps and walked at the bottom to a tea/ coffee spot with resting kiosk on the river and then walked a bit further to the restaurant which...More

Thank Abdel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great journey to the Valley of Ilhara River and its canyon. You can choose from an 1 hour trip to a several hours walking into the canyon. There are a lot of ancient churches (the oldest christian churches in the world) you can visit...More

Thank Sergiu T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and people I met were spectacular. The pit stop was very nice. I was offered this traditional wrap made By these Ladies and a Gentleman. Yummy.

Thank AdeKing1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can make this walk 3, 11,13 or 17km. The shortest walk takes you to 4 churches with lively frescoes depicting early evangelical themes. Some of them are in very good shape. Most of them are half gone. The eyes are frequently scratched out. But...More

1  Thank 432JamesD
Reviewed October 14, 2017

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 October 3, 2017 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 September 29, 2017 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 September 22, 2017 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

2  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

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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