Hiking in the Rose Valley Our final activity that day (we really pack them in) was a guided hike through the Rose Valley offered by the hotel. Little did we know what we were getting into. The hike into the valley involved started off with jumping over a few ridges, sliding down a few
Kaymakli Undeground City Next up was the underground cities of Derinkuyu and Kaymakli. This is not for the claustrophobic! These underground cities span up to 8 floors underground, with windy tunnels leading through them. Bring a flashlight in case the generator-powered lights go out.
Kelebek Hotel, Goreme We stayed in the Kelebek Pension (271 25 31) . It’s about a 10 minute walk uphill from the otogar. For US$15, we stayed in a “fairy chimney room”. Our room was literally a cave inside one of these rocks – complete with a private shower! It
We arrived after a very long bus ride from Denizli (close to Pamukkale). We were told at the Denizli otogar that we couldn’t make it to Goreme in one day – but we guessed that was mainly because there were no bus companies that operated direct buses from Denizli. We took a
Goreme Open Air Museum The first thing we visited in the morning was the Goreme Open Air Museum, which is a collection of ancient cave dwellings just outside the main town (2 km, and a beautiful walk!) It is best to get there early in the morning, before the tour buses. A lot of these
The Valley of the Fairy Chimneys Capadoccia is one of our fondest memories of Turkey. “The Valley of Fairy Chimneys” is truly like something out of a dream – it’s hard to believe you’re really seeing it. The area is sprinkled with these giant finger-like