Visit Goreme - Best of Goreme

In a blanket of the historic region of Turkey, occupying a little space in the Cappadocia region is the petite town of Goreme flaunting its natural rock formations and fabulous fairy chimneys. Gorgeous Goreme is a village neatly nestled in a valley surrounded by barren hills in a charming honey complexion.

The major highlights of the city are its natural rock formations which are a result of weathering and erosion, the fairy Chimneys which are a result of incomplete erosion. Interestingly, the town was called by several names in the beginning and was given the name 'Goreme' only when it was referred to as the center of tourism in the region of Cappadocia.

As Christianity was once the dominant religion the region followed you will find plenty of beautiful churches cut out of rock at various turns in the city. These churches belong to the 10th and 11th century.

In 1985 the Goreme National Park was added to the UNESCO world Heritage list. Goreme is an excellent getaway from the daily routine and an ideal Turkey destination to sample the local wines and delicious cuisines. The city although surrounded by stone is very entertaining with a bunch of attractions and a slice of Turkey.

Goreme Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Goreme tips for your visit

  • It rains throughout the year in Goreme. Carry rainy wear.
  • The people in the region are quite conservative. It is wise to dress decently.
  • During winters hotels and homes burn coal for heat which creates black smog. Those with respiratory problems are advised to stay away from this smog.
  • Do not hitch rides with locals or any unknown people, especially after dark for safety purpose.

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Facts and Stats for Goreme*

  • Living in Goreme - Quality of Life

    • Cost of Living Index 22.3 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.86 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 46.07 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Goreme

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Goreme

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 11.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 40.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 23.16 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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