Best Walks in Cappadocia

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Best Walks in Cappadocia

The most memorable experiences you're likely to have in Cappadocia are hikes through the valleys, clambering up tall, soft rock formations that rise in endlessly entertaining forms. You can do these with or without a guide, but a guide's expert knowledge is usually a bonus:

Rose Valley (Güllüdere), where cave entrances lead to multistory, ornately decorated churches.

Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), a scenic valley dotted with a myriad of dovecotes.

Love Valley (Aşk Vadisi), perhaps named for the preponderance of phallus-looking rock protrusions.

Ilhara Valley, with a cluster of fresco-decorated churches above a river valley.

Soğanlı Kaya Kiliseleri, where you'll likely be alone to explore hundreds of dwellings and churches cut into the cliffs.

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