Since Goreme is the hub for most tourists, this village will offer many recreational activities and have many shops and restaurants to choose from. You can rent ATV’s, scooters, sign up for day tours and balloon tours here. It is just a short walk out of town to the Cappadocian historical center where you can learn more about the history and the people that once lived here. Horse back rides are offered at the stables near by and Fairy Valley is also an easy hike from town.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Seeing the unique scenery of Cappadocia from the vantage point of a hot air balloon is an unforgettable experience. If you do one thing while in Cappadocia, a hot air balloon ride is the best. Your day will start very early. You will picked up at 5 am at your hotel and at 6:30 am you will floating up into the air. During the flight you will ascend 300 meters into the air and then down into Love Valley.

Hot Air Balloon Companies

Approximate budget of the 1 day rental is 120-250 Euro per person. Rates change as per the season, duration, numbers of people in the basket, transfer facilities from/to your hotel, breakfast and beverage services etc...

Web Site: kapadokyaballoons.com/en

Phone Number: 
+90 384 271 24 42

Email: [email protected]

Address: Kapadokya Balonculuk, TR-50180 Göreme, Nevşehir, Turkey

Web Site: www.butterflyballoons.com

Phone Number:
+90 384 271 30 10

Email: [email protected]

Address: Aydinli-Orta Mah. Uzundere Cad. No:29 50180 Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

Web Site: www.royalballoon.com

Phone Number:
+90 384 271 33 00

GSM: +90 549 271 33 00

Email: [email protected] 

Address: Avcilar Mahallesi, Dutlu Sokak, No: 9, Göreme – Nevşehir / Turkey

Web Site:www.urgupballoons.com

Phone Number:
+90 384 341 56 36

GSM: +90 532 400 07 70

Email: [email protected]

Address: Esbelli Mah. Dolay 2 Sok. No:20 Ürgüp Nevşehir, Turkey

Meeting Point for fly: Breakfast & Take Off Area – Çavuşin Köyü Kilise Karşısı Göreme Avanos Yolu 50502 Avonos / Nevşehir

Goreme Open Air Museum is the miraculous and amazing small cave city that located at Cappadocia’s famous Goreme Valley. The Goreme Open-Air Museum resembles a vast monastic complex composed of scores of refectory monasteries placed side-by-side, each with its own fantastic church. It is obviously the first sight to be visited by any traveler in Cappadocia, standing as it does in the very center of the region with easy access from all directions. It is only 15 minutes walk (1.5km, 1 mile) from Goreme village center. It contains the finest of the rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings) whose colors still retain all their original freshness. It also presents unique examples of rock hewn architecture and fresco technique. The Goreme Open Air Museum has been a member of UNESCO World Heritage List since 1984, and was one of the first two UNESCO sites in Turkey.
Opening Hours and Entrance Fees

15 April - 2 October Ticket Office: 08.00 - 18.15 Visiting hours: 08.00 - 19.00 2 October - 14 April Ticket Office: 08.00 - 16.15 Visiting hours: 08.00 - 18.00 Suggestes visit duration 1,5 - 2 hours

Pasabag and Zelve Valley
Turning south-east, your ride will take you through a long stretch of open desert. Through the twists and turns, the flat desert will suddenly reveal huge rock pillars that, again, create a very mystical landscape. Though no one lives in these valleys now, there are remains and caves that tell tales of an ancient civilization. Pathways through these ancient cliff dwellings are now walked by tourists and camels, as they closely inspect these old caves and climb up to elevated dwellings. The huge pillars of rock create a maze of trails that one can easily get lost in and discover secret caves. These chimney-shaped, balanced rocks were created by the varying levels of erosion that occurred in the different layers of rocks.
Watch the Sunset over Cappadocia
The sunset at Red Valley is glorious. The ever deepening light made the reds, pinks, and yellows of the rock formations richer than usual.

Hotel Suggestion


Address: Kesek Sokak No:11, 50240 Uchisar-Nevşehir
Phone Number: +90 384 219 24 06
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.roxcappadocia.com



Address: Kayakapı Mahallesi, Kuşçular Sokak No:43, 50400 Ürgüp-Nevşehir
Phone Number: +9 0384 341 88 77
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.kayakapi.com


Address: Tekelli Mahallesi Divanlı Sokak No:20 Uçhisar, 50240 Merkez
Phone Number: +9 0384 219 22 88
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Site: www.millstonecavesuites.com

Restaurant Suggestions

For Lunch


Located in the center of Cappadocia. The restaurant has a magnificent view of the city and offers delicious local & traditional meals to its guests.

Address: Yunak Mahallesi, Tevfik Fikret Cd. No:40, 50180 Ürgüp-Nevşehir
Phone Number: +90 384 341 85 85




Local experience!

Located in the center of Goreme. The restaurant offers delicious local & traditional meals to its guests.

Address: İsali mah, Ali Çavuş Sk. no:12, 50180 Göreme Belediyesi/Nevşehir
Phone Number: +90 384 271 33 11


For Dinner


Located in the Museum Hotel in Uchisar, it is the premier restaurant in the area. Lil’a offers traditional Cappadocian dishes not found in other restaurants.

Address: Tekelli mah Eski, Göreme Cd. No.2, 50240 Nevşehir
Phone Number: +90 384 219 22 20





Located in the Argos Hotel. This unique restaurant offers local dishes by using only fresh local ingredients and interpreting with contemporary cooking techniques. At SEKI’s cellar you will find a majority of the best wines from the Anatolian Region.

Address: Aşağı Mahallesi, Kayabaş Sk. No:23, 50240 Uçhisar-Nevşehir
Phone Number: +90 384 219 31 30