Swords Valley (Kiliclar) is located near Goreme, named after the swords like fairy chimney formations. The valley is also one most popular places to see in Cappadocia where you can explore and enjoy the best rock and pari chimney formations.
Things to Do & See
Swords Valley is the second hotspot in Cappadocia after Goreme Open Air Museum, located on the opposite side. Here you’ll find group of churches. The valley is only accessible on foot and has about 2,5 km. hiking track.
Swords Valley is home to some of the best formations in Cappadocia that include churches, a 300 meters long tunnel, caves, fairy chimneys and more. The Kiliclar Church and Mother Mary Church are the two beautiful churches that worth a visit and see at the Swords Valley.
One of the features that makes Kiliclar Church a popular and important is one is that it has a fresco with 33 scenes from the Bible.
In the Virgin Mary Church, as the name suggests, you’ll see many Virgin Mary frescoes, but this church is closed for visits for security reasons.
Swords Valley has one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Cappadocia region. It is an ideal area and activity for hiking lovers.
For walking out the whole valley, you’ll need about 1-2 hours. The walking trail will lead you to the Meskendir Valley and then you can reach the famous Cavusin Village.
During summer season, you can find freshly squeezed pomegranate juice or orange juice from the small buffets located near the valley.
How to Get There?
Swords Valley is situated in Goreme, between Goreme valley and Aktepe. About;
- 7,9 km. from Avanos
- 150 meters from Goreme
- 4,5 km. from Uchisar
- 8,5 km. from Urgup