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Ihlara Valley

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Address: Guzelyurt 68500, Turkey
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Discover Cappadocia Full Day Tour
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Private Cappadocia Tour: Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Belisirma
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Derinkuyu Underground City, Narli Gol Ihlara Canyon, Belisirma Village Selime...

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Nice hike in the Ihlara Canyon

The place is included in the Green City tour and the hike is close to 4 kms. The weather when we went was very pleasant and we really enjoyed hiking it. The path is beside the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sudhanva S
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Bengaluru, India
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is included in the Green City tour and the hike is close to 4 kms. The weather when we went was very pleasant and we really enjoyed hiking it. The path is beside the river and offers great views of the canyon. We did find some refreshment pit stop en route. Definitely a must visit place.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After we were done from Derinkuyu underground city we headed to Ihlara valley formerly know as Peristerema. When you go down next to the Melendiz river and look up there is a breath taking view.. just imagine people used to live in those tiny churches. The walk by the river might is between 4-5 kilometers but then you reach a... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was relaxing to walk at ihlara valley. It takes your mind of away from other things and enjoy the nature. There is a tea garden with interesting setting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been there in summer, but most definitely was a breathtaking experience during the snow in winter.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Try it! You will enjoy the Turkish version of" Grand Canyon " with nice peoples and you can takes plenty of nice pictures when you walking across the river. This is good for everyone But don't recommend for children under 10 or senior people,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Very beautiful and amazing. Especially during the winter and snow cover some parts of the valley. Looks very charming.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went there in winter and there were snow everywhere. We are glad that we went there in winter because the view was so great, we enjoyed it a lot. There were not many people there so we enjoyed the silence while next to the river. After walking like 2KM, we have found a restaurant/cafe there and we stayed there... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Walking through this lush valley is a treat in itself, but when combined with an exploration of the ancient Christian cave churches, it is a must. The hike is 9 miles, but there are places to rest and eat at both ends. Learn as much about the history as you can in advance to make this a richer experience.

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Nice place as sightseening. Good for long distance walking. It is possible to find place to sit, eat and drink within the valley. Valley is easily accessible from nearby cities. Even it is possible to access for a daily visit from Ankara by car. Worth to see if tourist type is nature lover, photographer.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It is amazing place ,we done 3.5 km walking with our tour ,where you can also eat your lunch there ,scenery is just beautiful and amazing !dream world .you can walk 14 km which must be amazing !it has got most beautiful scenery !must see !must go !!!!

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