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Goreme National Park, Goreme

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Must see · World heritage site · Historic Walking Area · National Park
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Get a bird's eye view of the natural rock formations at Goreme National Park. As a World Heritage Site, the park's ancient structures have been protected from development. Many have been left untouched, though some were carved out and used as churches during the Roman period. More recently, some have been transformed into housing and restaurants. The park covers 40 sq km (15.4 sq mi), and while it may seem untraditional, the best way to see it is from above. Consider taking a hot air balloon ride over the entire park and, along with the landscape, you'll likely see dozens of other balloons in the distance. Ask your hotel for a suggestion on who to book with, as there are many companies throughout Cappadocia that organize these rides. To visit Goreme National Park on your holiday in Goreme, and find out what else Goreme has to offer, use our Goreme.
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  • Rock formations that amazed the eyes. This landscape must be protected for any chance of future generation to enjoy. Intestine caps on top of weathering sand stone that will one day all become a flat....  more
    Rock formations that amazed the eyes. This landscape must be protected for any chance of future generation to enjoy. Intestine caps on top of weathering sand stone that will one day all become a flat....  more »
  • Lots of tour bus groups but not too overcrowded when I was there the afternoon of Oct. 14, 2022. You could still get decent pix without photo bombs. 150 lira entrance fee and well worth it. You... 
    Lots of tour bus groups but not too overcrowded when I was there the afternoon of Oct. 14, 2022. You could still get decent pix without photo bombs. 150 lira entrance fee and well worth it. You...  more »
  • A small historical town with kind and loving people. İt's a must visit place with all the fairy chimneys and beautiful valleys and the hot air balloon experience. 
    A small historical town with kind and loving people. İt's a must visit place with all the fairy chimneys and beautiful valleys and the hot air balloon experience.  more »
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  • No description fit to express the emotions you can feel around this amazing park. Totally recommended to all ages. Just consider to book in advance everything like hotel, ballon tickets, etc. Have in mind the weather can affect the wind conditions sporadically and flights might be cancelled, so reserve two days at least just in case!
  • Heaven on earth! We were blessed by God's will to witness the wonderful mother nature from above early in the morning! This National Park is so beautiful and vast beyond words. You need to be here to experience it!
  • This was such a fun hike! Great views and a pretty easy hike. There are quite a few caves you can explore along the way including a small church. The signage is a bit confusing and there seems to be multiple trail options. We opted for the loop that goes past the small cafe and dumps you out at sunset point. If you have kids you get than 3 I would strongly recommend a hiking carrier.
  • An awesome place, we spent around 5 hours hiking around its trails and were quite exhausted by the end of the day. And believe me, 5 hours is not enough to see everything. The only problem is the lack of proper indication of trails and the map itself. Note that this place is not that suitable for children, many trails are quite slippery.
  • The natural and man made beauty here is unparalleled and unquestionable but the way in which certain tour providers treat the park is shameful. Be wary of the Land Rover off road companies popping bottles of bubbly, we’ve seen them discarding plastic bottle tops all over the place. It makes no sense, what kind of park do they want to show the tourists whom provide their income? Madness…

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