Old Village

Top choice in Ürgüp

The back alleys of Ürgüp are home to many examples of the traditional stone architecture of this region. In particular, in the northern section of the old village walk up Dere Sokak, with its road-archway topped with a tiny mosque. Or take a wander through the southern section, heading up Barbaros Hayrettin Sokak for its excellent decoratively carved doorways, and then continuing on, walking through the back alleys where the old village houses rub up against the hill.

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1. Temenni Wishing Hill

0.16 MILES

Home to a saint's tomb and a cafe, this viewpoint has 360-degree views over Ürgüp.

2. Turasan Winery

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4. Ürgüp Museum

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5. Mosque

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Ürgüp's mosque is an excellent landmark to get your bearings from, right in the centre of town.

6. Three Graces Fairy Chimneys

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These three black-capped fairy-chimney formations (also known as 'the three beauties'), overlooking the rolling countryside just outside of town, are…

7. Pancarlı Kilise

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This rarely visited 11th-century church is snuggled amid a particularly photogenic vista of orange-hued rock. The small nave has a dazzling interior of…

8. Hallacdere Monastery

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The facade of this rock-cut complex has some of the most colourful geometric pigeon-house decorations in Cappadocia while inside there are unusual…