Start the tour with a spectacular view over Göreme from
You will see the complete view of Göreme valley and Göreme
village: fairy chimneys, rock formations and cave houses.
Continue driving to Derinkuyu Underground City, one of the
best preserved and deepest Underground Cities in Cappadocia.
Derinkuyu is excavated to a depth of approximately 85 m. It
contains all the usual rooms found in an underground city
(stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches,
wineries etc.), a large room on the second floor was a
missionary school with study rooms.
Proceed to Ihlara Valley. This gorge is 16 km long and both
sides are lined with rock carved churches, there are more
than a hundred little churches and houses. You will walk
about 4 km along the river in the valley exploring the
At the end of your walk lunch will be served at Belisirma
Village by the river.
On the way back visit Selime Monastery, carved out of the
rock by Christian monks in the 13th century. The size of the
church makes a visit here astonishing. Stop briefly at
Yaprakhisar Panorama point for another view of this great
Monastery (this is also the spot where famous movie "Star
wars" was shot).