Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Goreme

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Experience a striking and surreal landscape at Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), with its plethora of dovecotes carved into the cliffs and various rock formations rising from the valley. Years ago, pigeons were an indispensable form of communication in this remote region, and their droppings were used as a fertilizer. You can hike along a number of signposted trails, all of which offer superb views. Several paths pass friendly teahouses, providing a place to rest and refuel. Wear sensible shoes to help ensure your safety and comfort when traversing the hills. Make Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) a centerpiece of your Goreme vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Goreme day trip planner .
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  • we went to this point by booking the green tour we end it here for a sunset view it was really unbelievable ... and you can find the wish tree with the evil eyes ...  more »
  • Cappadocia is made to view from the heights and this Valley confirms it. It is incredible to watch the sunset from the viewpoint.
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  • Each day I spend out there know a new roadmap, a new view. Not just the basics, explore, dig deep in this experience.
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  • Pigeon valley is a wonderful place to walk through. You can't get lost as there are no alternative paths. Wear good shoes and light clothing (if coming in the warmer seasons)! It was interesting to see the holes in the rocks where in days gone past the pigeons would nest. Their droppings would be collected and spread over the very fertile ground around this area. Not used too much these days.
  • Great place for a hiking. Such a pity that I did not have enough time to do that :(
  • So unic, beautiful landscape! With soft light colours. Sights into distances, where the snow-covered Mount Erciyes is shimmering. Surely one of the best views in Cappadocia. Splended hiking trails on the valleys from Göreme to Uchisar, worth while experiencing! You can't help seeing a Rock Castle in near distance on the hill. Go and visit the castle! Services as cafe and souvenirs available.
  • A wonderful valley to walk from uchisar to Göreme...
  • Very good to take photos from there.

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