Last Updated on September 22, 2020
Cappadocia Green Tour is a popular sightseeing tour covering the popular attractions and sights of the south-western part of Cappadocia, such as valleys, fairy chimneys, underground cities, castles, viewpoints, villages and Ihlara Valley. Majority of the tours are made via professional tour guide and driver.
What to Expect?
Cappadocia Green Tour is a popular sightseeing tour and one of the best way to explore the top attractions of Cappadocia. Typical tours mostly start early in the morning upon you’re being picked-up from your hotel around 09:30 am in the company of a professional tour guide, and goes for about 8-9 hours. At the end of the tour, you’re being dropped-off to your hotel.
The schedule of the sights and attractions of Cappadocia Green Tour may change but you’ll finish your day out by exploring the top Cappadocia sights including;
- Esentepe viewpoint,
- Goreme Valley,
- Pigeon Valley,
- Uchisar Castle,
- Derinkuyu Underground City,
- Ihlara Valley,
- Belisirma Village,
- Selime Monastery.
Attractions & Sights to Explore
Esentepe Viewpoint & Goreme Valley
Esentepe is one of the most popular viewpoints located along the hills on the Goreme-Avanos road.
You’ll enjoy the stunning views of Cappadocia while you enjoy your drink at the variety of lovely restaurants and cafes lined up along the hill overlooking the Goreme Valley.
Uchisar & Pigeon Valley
Uchisar Castle is the highest point of the region and also the biggest and the most beautiful fairy chimney of the region where you may enjoy a unique panoramic views over Cappadocia.
Pigeon Valley is a lovely valley located near Uchisar town named after the thousands of pigeon houses carved into the soft tufa since ancient times and offers another spectacular panoramic view over Cappadocia together with the spectacular views of the dovecotes.
Pigeon Valley is a fantastic place where certain cave dwellings have been painted white to attract the birds for their valuable droppings. The valley is also famous for its beautiful views.
Derinkuyu Underground City
Derinkuyu Underground City is one of the deepest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia and also can be considered as an engineering wonder.
Derinkuyu Underground City has 8 levels underground carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels.
Ihlara Valley, Belisirma Village & Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley is a fantastic canyon with a depth of about 100 meters and about 10 km. length that was formed by the volcanic activity from Mount Hasan and erosion by the Melendiz River hundred thousands of years ago. One of the best side trips from Cappadocia.
While you hike, you’ll see the famous dwellings, hidden cave churches decorated with frescoes and houses located at the hills in different altitudes.
After you stroll or hike about 3,5 km. along the river, you’ll see the famous Belisirma village (a typical Anatolian village) and will have a chance to have a lunch break at a local restaurant nearby the river.
And than if you feel like you can hike for about 6 km. more (many travelers turn back from the Belisirma village, following the same track they climb to the Ihlara Valley entrance and end their tour as their car parked there), you may have chance to visit the Yaprakhisar village and see stunning views of the conical fairy chimneys and 1 km. after you may see the famous Selime Monastery that was one of the biggest and most fascinating religious settlements in Cappadocia.