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.
When you look out from these observation terraces, you’ll be excited with the magnificent valleys laid under your feet. Taking a break at the resting areas and banks with your drink and watching the beautiful views are also among the best activities in Cappadocia. These viewpoints are also very ideal for photography enthusiasts.
Best Panoramic Viewpoints (Observation Terraces) in Cappadocia
The top best panoramic views of Cappadocia can be experienced and 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.
Panoramic viewpoints (Esentepe and more) overlooking the amazing Goreme National Park, located in the hilly area on the Goreme-Avanos road, are very popular with the travelers. Esentepe viewpoint is located on a hill overlooking the town of Goreme. Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and unique rock formations. It is a popular spot for watching the sunrise or sunset.
You’ll see variety of lovely restaurants and cafes lined up along the hill overlooking Goreme Valley. You can sit in one of the restaurants and cafes around here and watch the magnificent views and enjoy a nice meal. Location Map >>
Red Valley (Kizilcukur) Viewpoint
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.
This stunning valley is known for its red rock formations and stunning natural scenery. Visitors can hike through the valley and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Continue reading…
Lovers Hill Viewpoint
Located near the town of Goreme, this popular viewpoint offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding rock formations and valleys. Visitors can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the unique Cappadocian landscape. Lovers Hill is situated right next to Goreme town and can be accessed by climbing a pathway along the central Goreme Mosque.
This is one of the best places where you can best observe the sunrise in Cappadocia. You can also watch the beautiful views of Goreme National Park and the early morning hot air balloons. 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.
This towering fortress was carved into a natural rock formation and provides stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Visitors can climb to the top of the castle and enjoy breathtaking views of the region. 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.
This historic castle was carved into a natural rock formation and offers stunning views of the surrounding region. Visitors can climb to the top of the castle and enjoy panoramic views of the valley. Continue reading…
Best Spots for Sunrise & Sunset
Cappadocia offers a wealth of unique and breathtaking spots for sunrise and sunset. By visiting these stunning locations, visitors can fully appreciate the natural beauty and unique landscapes of this stunning region.
The Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is the best spot for watching sunset in Cappadocia. This stunning valley is known for its red rock formations and stunning natural scenery. Visitors can hike through the valley and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape during sunrise or sunset. Location Map >>
The Lovers Hill (Asiklar Tepesi) is the best spot for watching sunrise in Cappadocia. Located near the town of Goreme, this popular viewpoint offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding rock formations and valleys. Visitors can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the unique Cappadocian landscape. Location Map >>