Pigeon Valley Cappadocia (Where? What to See & Do?)

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 spectacular view of dovecotes. Pigeon Valley is also one most popular places to see in Cappadocia.


What to See?

Pigeon Valley is a fantastic place where certain cave dwellings have been painted white to attract the birds for their valuable droppings and the valley has about 4 km. track and the west end of the valley ends in Uchisar.

The pigeons are very important for the locals as they have proved their usefulness for centuries. The pigeons of the region date back to 9th century.

The pigeon eggs were used as filling material for the frescos in ancient times as well as their fertilizers are used at the region’s grape-yards and farms. At the pigeon valley you’ll see variety of lovely fairy chimneys that are carved for pigeons’ nest.

There is a also famous tree named “Evil Eye Tree” in the Pigeon Valley that worth a visit and see.


Evil Eye Tree Pigeon Valley

How to Get There?

Pigeon Valley is situated near Uchisar. About;

  • 13,2 km. from Avanos
  • 5,5 km. from Goreme
  • 1,1 km. from Uchisar
  • 12,9 km. from Urgup