Rose Valley (Gulludere) is located near Goreme. Rose Valley is the best place to see the fairy chimney formations in Cappadocia. And that makes Rose Valley a popular hiking route in Cappadocia for nature lovers. Rose Valley is also one most popular places to see in Cappadocia.
What to Expect?
As in other valleys of Cappadocia, here you’ll find many churches, monasteries and shelter areas carved into the rocks. Travelers may see variety of lovely churches and chapels along the valley.
Rose Valley is also home to the best trekking and hiking trails in the Cappadocia region. Rose Valley has about 4 km. hiking track and the valley is only accessible by foot. You will see many pigeons while walking in the valley.
Rose Valley also offers stunning views especially on sunset that visitors may take great photos of the region. Very ideal for photography enthusiasts.
Churches in the Rose Valley (Gulludere)
Rose Valley separates into two paths. One leads to the chambers of the monks that were in seclusion and the other one leads to the popular Church of Three Crosses and Ayvali (Quince) Church
Church of Three Crosses
The Church of Three Crosses is a small cave church with frescoes depicting scenes from the Bible and the life of Jesus. It’s named after the three crosses depicted in the church’s frescoes.
The Ayvali Church features well-preserved frescoes of saints and scenes from the Bible. It’s a smaller church but worth visiting for its intricate artwork and unique architecture.
You’ll find small cafe at the exit of the Three Cross Church. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available here. You can also find some snacks.
How to Get There?
Rose Valley is situated near Goreme. About;
- 7,5 km. from Avanos
- 1,7 km. from Goreme
- 6,1 km. from Uchisar
- 9,3 km. from Urgup