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Zemi Valley, Goreme

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#5 of 10 in Parks in Goreme
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Goreme attractions like Zemi Valley can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Zemi Valley is set between two most famous castles in Cappadocia - Uchisar and Ortahisar. Driving between them there're several places to stop and park your car to explore more amazing landscapes... 
    Zemi Valley is set between two most famous castles in Cappadocia - Uchisar and Ortahisar. Driving between them there're several places to stop and park your car to explore more amazing landscapes...  more »
  • 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
    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 »

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