Cappadocia is known for “fairy chimneys,” cone-shaped rock formations with churches and houses carved out centuries ago. We didn’t spend all our 2 weeks just in Goreme; there’s lots of great walking.
There is weeks of walking in the valleys of Cappadocia around Goreme. We did our best to cover them all! The walks are fantastic and there’s virtually no one else on the trails. There are hundreds of Byzantium churches cut into the soft volcanic tuff rock in the valleys.
We saw some photos of colossal stone heads from the 1st Century BC on the remote Mount Nemrut so we had to go there. It’s 550km from Cappadocia, a long drive.
Our 3 day trip to Mount Nemrut and back to Goreme included stops at some other historic sites as well: Karatay Han, Arsemia, Cendere Bridge, Karakus Tumulus Tomb, Harran, Sanliurfa and Birecik.
We booked a 2 day Intrepid Cappodocia Shortbreak trip to get to a few places regular tours don’t go. We were the only ones on the tour and we had a great guide, Fatih and local driver Mehmet who really knew the area and took us to a few hidden gems.