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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  • If you are travelling in Cappadocia for the first time, be sure to choose the Green Tour, which includes a visit to the main attractions: the underground city of Derinku, the Monastery of Selim, the Ihlara Valley and, of course, the Valley of the Doves. You will be surprised by the unique landscapes of the Rioon Valley - cliffs with tunnels, with windows-nests for pigeons. the fabulous image of Cappadocia
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  • It's a small spot of passing, in Graeme National Park, a bit like Uchishisar Castle, where there are many pigeons on the side of the slope, and you can capture the moment the pigeons fly up. You can also punch the blue eye tree.
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  • Beautiful place with the amazing view of the valley. I'd suggest drinking a cup of delicious turkish coffee here on sunset with the beautiful range of colors constantly changing. It's an amazing experience with the cave hotels on the side with the castle and the whole valley right in front of you! P.S. Ask why it's called the pigeon valley if you don't already know it. Enjoy! 😄
  • Large and beautiful valley with lots of greenery as well as some tourist shops at the entrance. Its name surely come from the pigeons idling on a steep wall at the entrance of the valley. A 4 km hiking trail leads through the valley, which provides great landscapes. Definitely worth a visit.
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