Best Valleys to See in Cappadocia (Fairy Chimneys, Caves, Rock-cut Churches & Houses)

Cappadocia offers great sights and points of interest for travelers from outstanding landscape, fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses, the beautiful valleys and scenic lunar hills to incredible monuments. Cappadocia valleys host about all the popular sights of Cappadocia.


The Goreme National Park that were added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1985 hosts the majority of the valleys in Cappadocia.

You will experience and enjoy the beautiful landscape, fairy chimneys, settlements dating back to centuries, rock-cut houses, caves, hidden churches, lunar landscape and more at the Cappadocia valleys.

Popular valleys in Cappadocia include;

  • Pasabag (Monks) Valley
  • Zelve Valley
  • Devrent Imagination Valley
  • Pigeon Valley
  • Love Valley
  • Red Valley
  • Red Valley
  • Swords Valley

They are all located at the Goreme National Park site. In addition, there is one extraordinary valley around Cappadocia, the Ihlara Valley, located about 85 km. from Goreme Cappadocia. It seems very far away from Cappadocia but travelers are highly recommended to arrange a day and make a visit to the Ihlara Valley. A really must visit sight in Cappadocia


If you don’t have much time in Cappadocia and unable to visit and see all those valleys, than we recommend you to visit Pasabag (Monks) Valley and Rose Valley.

Popular Valleys in Cappadocia

Pasabag (Monks) Valley

Fairy chimneys, seclusion place for the Monks, three capped fairy chimney where Saint Simeon lived. Continue reading…

Devrent imagination valley

a Lunar landscape, the most surreal landscape of the region, fairy chimneys that resemble animal or human figures. Continue reading…

Zelve Valley Open Air Museum

Fairy chimneys, one of the most important residential and worship places for Christianity, churches, tunnels, mills, houses and monastery. Continue reading…


Pigeon Valley

Pigeons’ nests at the Fairy chimneys, Evil Eye Tree, observation terrace. Continue reading…

Love Valley

Interesting fairy chimney formations, ATV quad safari, 4×4 off-road safari. Continue reading…

Red Valley

Red colored formations, Fairy chimneys, one of the best places to watch the sunset, observation terrace, hiking. Continue reading…

Rose Valley

best place to see the fairy chimney formations, Three Cross Church, Ayvali Church, ATV quad safari, 4×4 off-road safari, hiking. Continue reading…

Swords Valley

Fairy chimneys, Kiliclar Church, Virgin Mary Church, ATV quad safari, 4×4 off-road safari, hiking. Continue reading…

Ihlara Valley

Canyon, extreme monastery life btwn 4th-13th century, hidden cave churches, Belisirma village, Selime Monastery, hiking. Continue reading…