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Uchisar KasabasI | Nevşehir Kapadokya, Goreme 50240, Turkey
+90 532 449 57 02
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 September 2012

My fiancee and I did the Pigeon Vally hike from Uchisar castle to.Goreme. We got a bit lost, the pathways are not clearly marked; this caused us a bit of stress because we had a flight to catch later that evening but after climbing up...More

5  Thank Retinol13
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Some holes in interesting rock formations. However, any aviary inhabitants have long since abandoned their erstwhile habitations. Your guide will likely tell you that the Christians (former inhabitants) raised pigeons for their invaluable excrement (for use as a grape fertilizer) and for their eggs used...More

2  Thank RichardThomas2001
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It takes just about ten minutes to visit.Good views for photography and I think there was another world!

Thank 570arminh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to stop and admire the natural beauty. Be sure to bring your camera as the sunlight will offer ever changing colors of the landscape throughout the day.

Thank awolracing
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the op down into Pigeon valley seems like you are in a different planet. The effects of wind and sand erosion of the rocks over millions of years is intriguing. Nice stop for a chai and conversation.

Thank Icecubzdacool
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unusual light and a spectacular viewing point of Goreme and its fairy towers. Sunset was eerie.

Thank 320ChrisL320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our lovely hotel drove us up to the beginning of this walk, and we then walked down the hill. Just a quick walk 1 hour max

Thank qlddebo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time hiking through Pigeon Valley from Göreme to Uçhisar and back. It’s a comparatively short and easy-to-follow hike with beautiful scenery to admire along the way. The rock formations are stunning, and the further along you get, the more breathtaking the...More

Thank aikach1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take stunning photos! Try to avoid the crowds! Go very early in the morning for great shots

Thank DimaDooma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is superb. The formations are so beautiful and stunning. The viewing area is also really nice.

Thank Nomadtribe19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not do any hike in there just enjoyed the scenery. Honestly speaking we did not see anything that exciting but still good place to take photos. Unfortunately did not see a single pigeon in there the time we went.

Thank hansala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got dropped at the Uchisar Castle and then hiked through Pigeon Valley back to Goreme. Great hike, we found it tricky to find the entry to the hike but very easy to follow once you're on it

Thank courtneyweinert
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3 December 2015|
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Response from JOHNPOTTER1948 | Reviewed this property |
Rug up, take plenty of fluids plus good hiking boots and then enjoy the walk. From Goreme it is a 3 or 4 hour trek.
9 August 2015|
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Response from ColleenBadger | Reviewed this property |
It is a circle walk from Goreme to Uchisar then from Uchisar through White and Love Valley then back along road to Goreme, it took us about 3 hrs total and that included getting lost a few times in the Pigeon Valley. The... More