Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Turkey  /  Cappadocia  /  Urgup  /  Pasabag

Pasabag, Urgup

4.7
View the mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys of Pasabag, where hermits once hid. Here you'll see the chapel dedicated to St. Simeon and a hermit's shelter, built within one of the fairy chimneys with three heads. St. Simeon was living in seclusion in the 5th century, when rumors began that he made miracles happen. As the rumors spread and St. Simeon became the object of unwanted attention, he began to live at the top of a 2 m (7 ft) column, later moving into a 15 m (49 ft) column, descending rarely to retrieve food and drink brought to him by disciples. Eventually the hermits of the region distanced themselves by cutting into the fairy chimneys and hollowing them out, creating rooms 10-15 m (33-49 ft) high, instead of living on top of the columns. Wear comfortable footwear with traction for your visit, as the steep path up the hill can be rocky. Enjoy the panoramic views of the area from the top of the hill. The area is easily accessible via a local bus from the city, but note that public restrooms require a fee for use, and that there is no information posted about the history of the area, so inform yourself prior to your arrival or go with a tour company. Find out how to plan Urgup trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
map
Create an itinerary including Pasabag
Pasabag Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
691 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Do not include in Cappadocia, the pasabag,. Fairy Chimneys, there both in number and they are beautiful. Recently there was a modern venue for shopping. I haven't seen the final version, but I hope it is ruining the environment.
    View original
  • One of our country's wealth to be seen. But in General, the logic of exploitation approach was unattractive to tourists of trades.
    View original
  • The amazing landscape and a fantastic walk among the fairy chimneys. until the year 1956 continued to live here and to hear of people was amazing, must-see ...
    View original

Plan your trip to Urgup

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Urgup

Ürgüp serves as a well-rounded alternative for a place to stay when visiting the neighboring rock sites of Cappadocia. Unlike other towns, Ürgüp offers upscale hotels housed in traditional old mansions formerly owned by prominent local families. There are no hostels here, but you'll find guest lodging created from converted old houses as well, which are often just as affordable. Ürgüp also boasts a thriving nightlife, something that's missing from other surrounding villages.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Urgup by other users

2 days in Cappadocia BY A USER FROM TUNISIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Cappadocia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Cappadocia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM MALDIVES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans