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Zemi Valley, Goreme

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Wander through Zemi Valley among naturally formed rock pillars, caves, and fairy chimneys. The walk along the southern edge of the valley between Goreme and an open-air museum provides panoramic views over the countryside. See houses, storerooms, pigeon niches, and churches carved into the rock along the way. Look out for a little rock-hewn chapel with ceiling paintings. Poplar trees cast shade over the trails, but be sure to wear hiking boots and sunscreen, and carry a bottle of water. In one steep area you'll have to hold onto a rope. Use our Goreme itinerary builder to visit Zemi Valley on your trip to Goreme, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This valley goes by many names, but one is Zemi Valley. Not so much because it is romantic (and that, it is too), but because of all the phallic rocks. A nice view from a terrace on one side.  more »
  • You can visit all valleys with one atv tour and i had too much fun with this! Next time ill take again! Valleys views are similar to other ones for me.  more »
  • Easy to find - second trail on right out of Goreme towards Open Air museum. Can't go wrong. Can cross over road at end and carry on hitting a ridge to the left to Orthantsar and comeback over road and...  more »