Goreme National Park
Goreme National Park
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful National Park
    Spectacular National Park to explore, wonderful different type of scenery with chimneys, mountains trees etc. I was there in winter and to see it covered in snow made the experience even more incredible. Certainly the best thing to do while in Gorome.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Anjusg
    Singapore, Singapore34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Creations of Nature and Mankind
    Stunning Creations by wind and water erosion. The caves and fairy chimneys in Goreme National park are unique creation and are forever etched in one's memory. The history of this region takes one back into ancient times. Must visit for someone who loves history and nature.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Nurbek I
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    480 Lira Entry Tickets Don't Give Full Access
    The place itself is of course amazing, a firm 5. This is just to warn fellow travelers that the 480 TL tickets sold at the entrance do not give access to the whole museum. They singled out the Dark Church (presumably the top attraction) and to enter it you have to pay an extra 130 liras, which feels a bit tricky and unfair (they should at least warn about that when selling the tickets). Many places were also closed for entry for various reasons.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Maureen P.
    Lewistown, Pennsylvania9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cappadocia definitely worth visiting, even for wheelchair users if you have accessible transportation.
    Goreme and surrounding areas were positively amazing! The geography is like nothing I've ever seen. The Open Air Museum and hiking trails and underground cities were largely unavailable to me, as I use a wheelchair. Even so, I was happy with what I could see from the car, and was glad my family could experience the parts that I couldn't. Our hotel was not wheelchair accessible, but they made some accommodations that I could live with. Seeing the balloons rising was also a treat.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Ebru S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful romantic vacation
    In July 2023, my partner and I had an incredible adventure to Gorema National Park. We were excited to explore this unique place in Turkey. For our stay, we chose Harkasos Cave Hotel, a cozy and charming place nestled in the rocks. During our visit to Gorema National Park, we discovered fascinating caves and rock formations. The landscape was like something out of a fairy tale, with hot air balloons painting the sky. Harkasos Cave Hotel, where we stayed, was like a magical cave hideaway. The rooms were comfortable, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Each day was filled with new adventures. We explored ancient sites and enjoyed delicious local cuisine. In the evenings, we relaxed at the hotel, gazing at the stars above the unique cave surroundings. Our trip was extra special, with warm weather and breathtaking views. We left Gorema National Park feeling grateful for the beautiful experiences and the cozy retreat of Harkasos Cave Hotel. It was a romantic and unforgettable journey that we'll cherish forever!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 December 2023
  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada830 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful landscape with honeycomb landscape..
    We visited this UNESCO site part of our gate 1 tour, a magnificent valley with rock carved churches and monasteries. It was built in the Byzantine period . It was also a settlement to the monks. The landscape is beautiful but I would suggest you take a guided tour so you receive all the detailed explanations. There is also a Dark Church you can visit but you have to pay extra, which we did not.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2024
  • St_DiaS
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience : early Christianity cave churches and impressive fairy chimneys.
    Göreme was an epicenter of early Christianity, it also featuring painted cave churches. The rupestrian churches date from the 10-11th. century and include Tokalı Kilise and El Nazar Kilise , St. Barbara , Saklı Kilise , Karanlık Kilise . .. . The otherworldly fairy chimneys are impressive. The park is a unique spot, not to be missed. Prepare for at least 2 hours of walk with a lot of matchless sights (it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985). I found also the "Dark Church" remarkable because of the way in which it preserved the beauty of the celebrated frescoes. Nevertheless, if you are not curios/passionate about the subject, it is better not to pay the additional ticket. Prom a practical perspective, the landmark is easily to be found and has a parking There were several very commercial stores while I expected to find something authentic craft objects. A little crowded in the morning with longer waiting lines for the ticket purchase. If you feel the need for a guide, you can find an authorized one inside. We did not go with this opting (as we have done some reading prior to the visit) but there were several groups which seemed pleased with the service. There is a cafe and a museum shop inside so you can have a coffee and a drink.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 April 2024
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St_DiaS
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Göreme was an epicenter of early Christianity, it also featuring painted cave churches. The rupestrian churches date from the 10-11th. century and include Tokalı Kilise and El Nazar Kilise , St. Barbara , Saklı Kilise , Karanlık Kilise . .. . The otherworldly fairy chimneys are impressive. The park is a unique spot, not to be missed. Prepare for at least 2 hours of walk with a lot of matchless sights (it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985). I found also the "Dark Church" remarkable because of the way in which it preserved the beauty of the celebrated frescoes. Nevertheless, if you are not curios/passionate about the subject, it is better not to pay the additional ticket.
Prom a practical perspective, the landmark is easily to be found and has a parking There were several very commercial stores while I expected to find something authentic craft objects. A little crowded in the morning with longer waiting lines for the ticket purchase. If you feel the need for a guide, you can find an authorized one inside. We did not go with this opting (as we have done some reading prior to the visit) but there were several groups which seemed pleased with the service. There is a cafe and a museum shop inside so you can have a coffee and a drink.
Written 29 April 2024
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bcsystems
Ann Arbor, MI4,952 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is truly a majestic site. The natural beauty is amazing. There is plenty of hiking and I'm glad we came in the offseason. I cannot imagine being here in the summer
Written 27 April 2024
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Brandylady
Aberdeen, UK1,312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
An amazing place which is a geological wonderland . So interesting to see the rock shapes that the natural forces of wind and rain have created .
Lovely!
Written 21 April 2024
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1957
Ottawa, Canada830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We visited this UNESCO site part of our gate 1 tour, a magnificent valley with rock carved churches and monasteries. It was built in the Byzantine period . It was also a settlement to the monks. The landscape is beautiful but I would suggest you take a guided tour so you receive all the detailed explanations. There is also a Dark Church you can visit but you have to pay extra, which we did not.
Written 14 April 2024
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William
Lasswade, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We just walked around the park, perfectly doable - just with good shoes and maps from online. Absolutely wonderful, no issues at all.
Written 25 February 2024
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Ebru S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples

In July 2023, my partner and I had an incredible adventure to Gorema National Park. We were excited to explore this unique place in Turkey. For our stay, we chose Harkasos Cave Hotel, a cozy and charming place nestled in the rocks.

During our visit to Gorema National Park, we discovered fascinating caves and rock formations. The landscape was like something out of a fairy tale, with hot air balloons painting the sky. Harkasos Cave Hotel, where we stayed, was like a magical cave hideaway. The rooms were comfortable, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Each day was filled with new adventures. We explored ancient sites and enjoyed delicious local cuisine. In the evenings, we relaxed at the hotel, gazing at the stars above the unique cave surroundings.

Our trip was extra special, with warm weather and breathtaking views. We left Gorema National Park feeling grateful for the beautiful experiences and the cozy retreat of Harkasos Cave Hotel. It was a romantic and unforgettable journey that we'll cherish forever!
Written 2 December 2023
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Not sure if this is the same one as the open air museum. We did visit another area where rocks were topped by black basalt. They looked like monks and is also called the monastery. Very interesting rock formations. One of a giant cat. Good fun!
Written 16 October 2023
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Maureen P.
Lewistown, PA9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Goreme and surrounding areas were positively amazing! The geography is like nothing I've ever seen. The Open Air Museum and hiking trails and underground cities were largely unavailable to me, as I use a wheelchair. Even so, I was happy with what I could see from the car, and was glad my family could experience the parts that I couldn't. Our hotel was not wheelchair accessible, but they made some accommodations that I could live with. Seeing the balloons rising was also a treat.
Written 26 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Nurbek I
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The place itself is of course amazing, a firm 5. This is just to warn fellow travelers that the 480 TL tickets sold at the entrance do not give access to the whole museum. They singled out the Dark Church (presumably the top attraction) and to enter it you have to pay an extra 130 liras, which feels a bit tricky and unfair (they should at least warn about that when selling the tickets). Many places were also closed for entry for various reasons.
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anjusg
Singapore, Singapore34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Stunning Creations by wind and water erosion. The caves and fairy chimneys in Goreme National park are unique creation and are forever etched in one's memory. The history of this region takes one back into ancient times. Must visit for someone who loves history and nature.
Written 21 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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