Goreme Guide (Top Things to Do, Places to See, Eat & Stay)

Goreme is situated at the center of the valleys, on the contrary, Avanos and Urgup. Goreme is without a doubt, the star attraction and point of interest of any visit to Cappadocia. Travelers are welcomed by big rocky formations like all are left from the “Stone Age”.


Majority of the houses and accommodation in Goreme are rock-cut houses or made from stone. That’s why you can’t recognize the district by day light but you will definitely see and enjoy the magical scenery of Goreme by night as the houses and hotels are enlightened.

You may experience the best views of Goreme from the hills along Goreme, on the platforms made for watching sunset.

Things to Do & See

Goreme Open Air Museum is a must see place in Goreme. Also one of the most popular places to see in Cappadocia. You may see rock-cut churches with frescoes dating from the 10th century carved by early Christian monks and fine examples of Byzantine art at the museum.

Goreme Open Air Museum

You may enjoy the panoramic view of Goreme at the platforms on the viewpoint of Esentepe and marvel at some of the best views in the region.


Esentepe Hill

Here you may see the Goreme valley and Goreme town complete with fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses.