Chasing Sunrise in Cappadocia 

 Sunrise in Cappadocia is pure magic ✨ Yes, it is definitely worth waking up for!:) 
I stayed in Cappadocia during the month of August. The best place to watch sunrise is called “Sunset Point”. You could easily find it on Google map by searching for “Sunset Aydın Kırağı Seyir Yeri” and it is about 15min walk from Göreme’s otogari (bus station).

Personally I would recommend you to get to the sunset point around 5:45am, bring along some refreshments and wait for the magic to begin:) 

On this blog most of the pictures are taken around 6:15am, enjoy:) 
    
    
 

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Cappadocia Hike 4 – En route to Red Valley and Rose Valley 

Today I am not even on a real hiking trail. I was en route to Rose Valley and Red valley. however, I ended up taking some of the best pictures of Cappadocia. 

I guess sometimes you have to walk off the beaten path to encounter the best beauty of a place. 

   

Today’s hike starts from Göreme and just follow the arrows on the map😊

     

   

   

     

    
 

Cappadocia Hike 3 – Paşabağ, Zelve Open Air Museum and Devrent Valley 


Most of the pictures from this post are taken along Paşabağ Yolu, which personally I think the most scenic part for Hike 3.

click on this picture for a more insider story by my fellow German Blogger Christian 🇩🇪

Hike 3 starts at Çavuşin Village. You can easily take a dolmuş from Göreme bus station to Çavuşin Village for ₺2 (one way) and that would be the starting point of your hike.


Following the blue arrow, you would be hiking along Paşabağ Yolu, where you would see a lot of interesting rock formations and landscapes.

However, once you hit the main road, you would be hiking along the highway until you reach the area marked with a black pointy glove on the map.  Once you are here, it is impossible to miss as it is packed with tour buses and tourists.

Of course my instinct is let’s escape this tourist crowd now!

As you hike further down Zelve Yolu, you would have the option to visit Zelve Yolu Museum (marked by a yellow star on the map) or take a dolmus further to Devrent Valley (marked by a red arrow)

  
  
  
  

Cappadocia Hike 2 – Love Valley 

The first thing you would notice about Love Valley is the abundance of greenery in addition to the scenery between the chimney rocks.

The second thing you would notice is the unusual shapes of the rock pillars. They are simply the result of ancient volcanic eruptions, approximately 9 to 3 million years ago during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs. 

the famous asparagus or phallic-shaped pillars

  
    
    
   

Cappadocia Hike 1 – Pigeon Valley 

  
I picked Pigeon Valley (Güvercinlik Vadisi in Turkish) for my first hike in Cappadocia. After some online research, I was convinced that’s where I would find the famous Tree of Evil eyes. 

  

“In Turkey, and Greece, the Evil Eye has a deep cultural symbolism and the talisman is fixed to anything perceived to attract greed, envy, or ill-will to ward off the evil eye.”
  

I hiked the long trail from Göreme to Uçhısar via Görçeli Sk. 

 

  

At the start of my hike, I passed by Traveller’s cave hotel. I went inside with the intention to get a bottle of water but ended up discovering they have the most beautiful terrace that would be perfect to watch sunrise in Cappadocia. 

Here are some pictures from the start of my hike.