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Zemi Valley, Goreme

#5 of 10 in Parks in Goreme
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Goreme attractions like Zemi Valley can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Zemi Valley area is incredibly beautiful with a few different loop options if you’re looking for a hike. We did the long loop down to the churches at the end and it was so incredible. Half of the....  more »
  • Great valley to hike. It takes around 4 kilometres to walk by the fairy chimneys and reach the beginning of Pigeon Valley.  more »

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