Top Choice Area in Göreme

Güllüdere (Rose) Valley

The trails that loop around Güllüdere Vadısı (Rose Valley) are easily accessible to all levels of walkers and provide some of the finest fairy chimney–strewn vistas in Cappadocia. As well as this, though, they hide …
Top Choice Historic Site in Göreme

Göreme Open-Air Museum

One of Turkey's Unesco World Heritage sites, the Göreme Open-Air Museum is an essential stop on any Cappadocian itinerary and deserves a two-hour visit. First an important Byzantine monastic settlement that housed s…
Top Choice Museum in Kayseri

Museum of Seljuk Civilisation

This excellent museum is set in the restored Çifte Medrese, a 13th-century twin hospital and seminary built at the bequest of Seljuk sultan Keyhüsrev I and his sister Gevher Nesibe Sultan. It's thought to be one of …
Top Choice Area in Ürgüp

Old Village

The back alleys of Ürgüp are home to many fine examples of the traditional stone architecture of this region, and are well worth a stroll.
Church in Göreme

Tokalı Kilise

When you exit the Open-Air Museum, don't forget to cross the road to visit the Tokalı Kilise (Buckle Church) 50m down the hill towards Göreme and covered by the same ticket.This is one of Göreme's biggest and finest…
Church in Göreme

Karanlık Kilise

The stunning fresco-filled Karanlık Kilise, is the most famous of the Open-Air Museum's churches. It takes its name from the fact that it originally had very few windows. Luckily this lack of light preserved the viv…
Historic Site in Güzelyurt

Monastery Valley

The 4.5km Monastery Valley is full of rock-cut churches and dwellings cut into the cliff walls. It's a lovely place for a stroll and panoramic viewpoints abound. From Güzelyurt's main square, take the signposted rig…
Monastery in Niğde

Eski Gümüşler Monastery

Some of Cappadocia's best-preserved and most captivating frescoes are hidden within this rarely-visited ancient rock-hewn monastery that was only rediscovered in 1963.The lofty main church is covered with colourful …
Area in Around Avanos

Devrent Valley

Look: it's a camel! Nicknamed 'Imagination Valley' locally, Devrent Valley's rock formations are some of the best formed and most thickly clustered in Cappadocia, and looking at their fantastic shapes is like gazing…
Museum in Hacıbektaş

Hacıbektaş Veli Museum

Right in Hacıbektaş' centre is this tranquil dervish dergah (lodge), now a museum as well as a place of pilgrimage for those of the Bektaşı faith. Several rooms are arranged as they might have been when the Bektaşı …