The 5 reasons to visit Goreme

  • By Mary L
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Visit Goreme National Park
This national park is a great place to visit, especially in summer. If you want to make sure you get to see all its attractions, consider getting a tour guide. Goreme National Park is one of Turkey's landmarks and features caves as well as other natural wonders. Balloon tours are available with a booking, and you might get the chance to enjoy a terrific sunset. 

Go to the Rose Valley
If you have some time to spare, don't forget to visit Rose Valley. You can hike here or simply take a walk and watch the scenic views. If you visit in winter, snow slopes are available here. Rose Valley is full of old churches and other things to see, so pay it a visit whenever you are in Goreme.

See the Fairy Chimneys
This cool attraction is the perfect place for travelers who love sports. Climb the chimneys or go on a challenging hike, and finish your trip with a fresh cup of coffee at one of the cafes nearby. Guided tours are available if you want to see the Fairy Chimneys in a group setting.

Check out the restaurants
Goreme features numerous restaurants and coffee shops where you can sit outside and have a Turkish coffee. Many of these are open until late in the evening, so you can see all the attractions before. Remember to try some Turkish delights and get a taste of the traditional cuisine here.

Visit the gift shops
While you are in Goreme, consider taking the time to indulge in a little shopping. The gift shops here carry classic and new souvenirs you can take home with you. You can buy a sultan carpet or simply choose a painting you love most.