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In July 2023, my partner and I had an incredible adventure to Gorema National Park. We were excited to explore this unique place in Turkey. For our stay, we chose Harkasos Cave Hotel, a cozy and charming place nestled in the rocks.
During our visit to Gorema National Park, we discovered fascinating caves and rock formations. The landscape was like something out of a fairy tale, with hot air balloons painting the sky. Harkasos Cave Hotel, where we stayed, was like a magical cave hideaway. The rooms were comfortable, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.
Each day was filled with new adventures. We explored ancient sites and enjoyed delicious local cuisine. In the evenings, we relaxed at the hotel, gazing at the stars above the unique cave surroundings.
Our trip was extra special, with warm weather and breathtaking views. We left Gorema National Park feeling grateful for the beautiful experiences and the cozy retreat of Harkasos Cave Hotel. It was a romantic and unforgettable journey that we'll cherish forever!Written December 2, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amazing landscape and historical place. You get to see how people used to live. The views are just worth the visit.Written December 3, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great views with awesome backdrops for photos. Quick or long stop… your choice with a few shops. Hike!You just need a quick stop or you can stay a long time and hike or grab lunch and shop and the few shops they have. Great views with lovely photo ops. Several trees with evil eyes tied on them making great back drops. Across street is a nice quaint place for a beer or coffee and lunch. A shop with nuts and dried fruits next door. Typical overpriced souvenirs right there.Written November 9, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Lovely but strenuous walk. Three quarters of the way up we mistakenly took a right turn which lead to the farmed areas not the trail so we had to turn back and retrace our steps for about 15 minutes.
After 3 hours reached the top and managed to hitch hike to the next junction. From there we hailed a passing taxi to get back to Goreme.Written April 11, 2023
- We visited this view point for sunset one evening, we actually drove up here but you can also walk. Whatever mode you choose, it costs 10TL per person. The view is so beautiful and I think whether you came at sunrise, during the day or sunset depending what you want to see - the view will be amazing as you can see over the whole of Gerome town.Written September 18, 2023
- You have to pay an extra 100TL but it is absolutely worth it to see these frescos. They are well preserved and vivid in colour. No photos allowed.Written May 11, 2023
- Great rock formations. Part of our Cappadocia tour. Good for stop over and photo ops. Just use your imagination for certain camel like images.Written February 16, 2023
- Gorgeous church with very vivid blue paintings inside. On the hill on the way up to the entrance to the Goreme open air museum. No photos allowed.Written May 11, 2023
- Although the Red Valley offers some fantastic views, the road from Goreme to Uchisar Castle offers equally spectacular views over a volcanic plain with hills, villages and rocky outcrops (some of which were made into living accommodation). Pull over where you can and enjoy the awesome views; it's all free. As good as it is during the day, it becomes even more magnificent at when the sun sets.Written November 2, 2023
- Serious safety incidentNice UNESCO church and a bit of a walk from the main road. I was there solo at the same time as two other young women. Gatekeeper came out of ticket office, asked for 20TL each and opened the door. He asked me where I was from (US) and then proceeded to flirt asking why I don’t speak Turkish, etc.. he did make an effort to tell us who some of the figures were while having his arm around my waist and rubbing my back. At one point, I’m pretty sure he rubbed his penis against me. He told me no photos as I pulled out my phone. He told me to go left as I was leaving (exit is to the right). I didn’t see anything so walked on along with the other two girls. He yelled to me down the street to come back. Unfortunately I did. He told me to come back in and said I was able to take pics but only me. Then I was heavily pressured to go into his house for tea. As I left and walked away from him,, he followed me down the stairs asking about my plans for the next day and told me he would have the key to The Hidden Church tomorrow and that he wanted to show this to me and only me. It took a lot to get away from this guy. Very inappropriate. Solo women should unfortunately watch out when visiting.Written September 25, 2022
- Quite unassuming cave from outside, seems like all the other nearby caves that are spread around Cappadocia, but really amazing inside. Huge main chamber, with columns and arched ceiling.Written December 10, 2018
- The Caravanserai itself is really majestic and amazingly well-preserved for its age. The carvings in the stone are lovely. It is worth a visit if you have the chance as you can really spend some time thinking about the history of this place. It is a bit off-the-beaten-track.
The village is very small and clearly impoverished so your visit could help to bring much-needed money to them.
Trigger warning for animal lovers: As with most places in Turkey, there were stray dogs to greet us, sadly not in good shape.Written January 10, 2020
- Shortly before the last, frighteningly steep, descent to the open air museum, there is a sign indicating a rather nice though plain church: the Aynalı church. . Apart from the church there are several other rooms that one can reach climbing through the rocks. It is named Symmetrical Church on some sites, ayna meaning mirror as in my dictionary it is translated as "paneled", and the front has noticeable panels (though they are not unique to this church).Written October 25, 2020
- Great place to enjoy the sunrise. It can get busy but there's plenty of opportunities for great pictures.
A few tips, firstly don't pay, you don't have to, it's a public road and not a private attraction. Just walk past the booth, the guy chased after us saying to pay and blocked my way for a few seconds, just keep walking and say no, he'll soon scamper back to his booth in fear of missing others to rip off. No one will ask to see your "ticket" at any point so don't worry.
From the other side of town it's a bit of a down then up walk, so leave early to make sure you aren't rushed as it gets quite steep.
The balloons will set off about 30-45 mins before sunrise so if you want to see them all taking off get there earlier.
Some only stay up for a short period so for the best shots get there just after sunrise as some land about 30 minutes after.
Take your time walking around the top, if you venture to some of the outcrops it can be quite dicey with your footing as it's sandy and narrow in parts.Written September 16, 2022
- Bit away from main road,you have to find the way from main road and it is a uphill task from Goreme open air museum.
The wall painting on this church are still there so if like this kind of stuff then sure visit this place.Written June 12, 2018
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