Best Panoramic Viewpoints in Cappadocia (Observation Terraces)

Cappadocia is a world famous photogenic place offering outstanding landscape, fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses, the beautiful valleys and scenic lunar hills to incredible monuments for its visitors. There are variety of great panoramic viewpoints in Cappadocia for the ones who want to enjoy the stunning views of Cappadocia and also for photographers.


Going to one of the popular viewpoints of Cappadocia is the best way to experience and enjoy the amazing landscape carved in fairy chimneys and rock formations.

Best Panoramic Viewpoints (Observation Terraces) in Cappadocia

The top best panoramic views of Cappadocia can be watched at the Goreme Viewpoint, Red Valley (Kizilcukur) Viewpoint, Lovers Hill Viewpoint, Goreme Open Air Museum Viewpoint, Uchisar Castle Viewpoint, Ortahisar Castle Viewpoint and Urgup Wish Hill Viewpoint.

Goreme Viewpoints

Esentepe Viewpoint

Goreme Viewpoints (Esentepe and more) are located along the hills on the Goreme-Avanos road. You may see variety of lovely restaurants and cafes lined up along the hill overlooking Goreme Valley. Location Map >>

Red Valley (Kizilcukur) Viewpoint

Sunset from the Red Valley

Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is located in the middle of Goreme Naitonal Park named after the red colored formations spread through the valley. Red Valley also known as one of the best places in Cappadocia and in Turkey to watch the sunset. The crimson ambiance on sunset also give a dreamy scenery to the Red Valley. Continue reading…

Lovers Hill Viewpoint


Lovers Hill is situated in Goreme and can be accessed by climbing the path along the central Goreme Mosque. Lovers Hill offers great sunrise panorama as well as Goreme Valley. Location Map >>

Uchisar Castle Viewpoint

Uchisar Castle, situated in Uchisar town, 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 view over Cappadocia. Continue reading…

Ortahisar Castle Viewpoint

Ortahisar Castle, situated in Ortahisar town, offers a magnificent panorama over the fairy chimneys of Hallacdere and the snowy peak of Mount Erciyes. Continue reading…

Best Spots for Sunrise & Sunset

The Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is the best spot for watching sunset in Cappadocia.
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The Lovers Hill (Asiklar Tepesi) is the best spot for watching sunrise in Cappadocia.
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