Best Things To Do in Goreme, Turkey

Goreme is a town located in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey with the Goreme Valley being a significant tourism destination with the first settlements dating back between 1800 and 1200 B.C. Today Goreme is an enchanting region of swirling volcanic rock landscapes, villages carved out of the hillsides, rock-cut churches with dazzling frescoes, and labyrinth underground cities. The region is also known for its superb artisans including pottery craftsmen, rug makers and wines, that have been made in the region for thousands of years.

The best way to experience this historical site is by indulging in some of the best things to do in Goreme, which include Goreme Open - Air Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Fairy Chimneys, Agzikarahan Hani and the Underground Cities. Other top attractions include natural landscapes and valleys such as the Goreme National Park, Rose Valley, Pigeon Valley, Zemi Valley and the Honey Valley. The region is renowned internationally for its artisans and handicrafts which can be seen at Art of Emrer and Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles. One can indulge in a horseback ride which and enjoy the mesmerising landscape or go for a Turkish massage at the Kelebek Hammam. The city offers Pottery Kebabs which is the mouth-watering delicacy of the area and is a must try. The best and the most intoxicating thing to do when in Goreme is to catch the view of the dramatic landscape whilst on a hot air balloon ride. Goreme is a place which is shrouded in history and is mysterious and encaptivating at the same time making it one of the most sought travel destinations in the world.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Goreme, Turkey

Must see places in Goreme ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of Goreme tourist attractions & points of interest.

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    Goreme Open - Air Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Church, Historical Site, Tomb

    Address: Muze Yolu | Goreme, Nevsehir, Goreme,Turkey

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    A compilation of a dozen of religious Christian buildings belonging to the 10th, 11th  and 12 centuries like churches tombs and more combine to form the Goreme Open air museum.The museum houses c...Read more

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    Goreme National Park

    Tags: Church, Cave, Nature

    Address: Goreme, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Dive into the history Turkey has preserved; Goreme is one of them. The Goreme National Park is stretched across a vast area with historic caves and stunning views. The Park made it on the UNESCO World...Read more

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    Rose Valley

    Tags: Church, Hiking Trail, Valley, Nature

    Address: Goreme Yolu Uzeri 1.Km, Goreme, Turkey.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Rose valley, commonly known as Red valley perfect for hiking and watching the sunset.The rocks here are in various color shades and sizes.You can also spot a few rock churches here.The chattering of t...Read more

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    Pigeon Valley

    Tags: Hiking Trail, Valley, Nature

    Address: Uchisar KasabasI | Nevşehir Kapadokya,Goreme 50240, Turkey.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    If you're sick of the tourist attractions but still want a piece of the natural beauty in the Cappadocia region,visit the Pigeon valley. The valley is ideal for hiking. The hike is pretty easy and the...Read more

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    Zemi Valley

    Tags: Valley, Nature

    Address: Goreme, Turkey.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Take a walk through the Zemi valley of Goreme along the easy paths surrounded by beautiful apricot trees. The zemi valley is extremely romantic and is locally referred to as a 'love valley'. The valle...Read more

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    Zelve Open Air Museum

    Tags: Church, History Museum, Valley

    Address: Merkez, Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Turkey.

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The Zelve Open Air Museum features a zelve church and frescoes. The museum is stretched over three small valleys and is located a few kilometers away from the Goreme open air museum. This museum is fo...Read more

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    Fairy Chimneys

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Goreme, Turkey.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    These unique chimneys that stand about 100 feet tall look unusual yet lovely. The story behind these chimneys are that when the land was eroded due to climatic conditions the softer part which formed ...Read more

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    Balloon Rides

    Tags: Adventure

    Address: Goreme, Turkey.

    Feel safe while flying.Try the popular hot air balloon ride activity in Goreme. In this ride you get a mesmerizing aerial view of the region while you're in a sky full of colorful balloons. A recommen...Read more

  9. # 9 of 61 Things To Do in Goreme | Added 72 times in trip plans
    Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs And Textiles

    Tags: Specialty Shop

    Address: Kose Cikmazi No:1 | Orta Mahalle, Goreme50180, Turkey.

    Timings: 12:00 am - 08:30 pm Details

    Carpet and rug lovers should stop here. The Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles is a shop the sells unique carpets and rugs with Turkish designs. More than just shopping the shop gives you an...Read more

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    Horseback Riding

    Tags: Adventure

    Address: Goreme, Turkey.

    Horseback Riding is a common activity in the city of Goreme. You ride on the back of a horse through the mesmerizing landscapes of the city through valleys enjoying the the bliss of nature. There are ...Read more

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    El Nazar Kilise

    Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site

    Address: Goreme Kasabasi, Nevsehir Merkez,Goreme, Turkey.

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    El Nazar Kilise is a remarkable structure carved out of a rock with colorful frescoes of the 10th century. The church was restored by the UNESCO. The beautiful church is carved into a fairy chimney wi...Read more

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    Kelebek Hammam

    Tags: Spa

    Address: Aydinli Mah. Yavuz Sok. No:1, Goreme 50180,Turkey.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    After all the hiking and sightseeing, you're definitely going to want to indulge in some relaxation technique. Pamper yourself to a mind-blowing spa at the Kelebek Hammam center. Enjoy a well-deserved...Read more

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    Agzikarahan Hani

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: Agzikarahan Village, Goreme, Turkey.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The historical Agzikarahan Hani was once built to shelter traders and their goods. Traders were guaranteed insurance for a lapse in protection of their goods here. The preserved Caravanserai has divid...Read more

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    Honey Valley

    Tags: Village, Historical Site, Valley

    Address: Goreme, Turkey.

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Goreme itself is a honey colored village and the complementing honey valley makes for a pleasant hike in the village. Even this valley is commonly known as the valley of love. It offers spectacular vi...Read more

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    Art Of Emre

    Address: HakkI Pasa MeydanI Cami YanI, Goreme50180, Turkey.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    A beautiful place to buy souvenirs and magnificent art work. The shop features handicrafts, artistic work, leather pies, carving, handmade paintings, jewelry, wooden balloons, and much more. The guy a...Read more

Activities And Tours

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  • Save 9% Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch
    Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch18 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

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    Duration: 1 Days

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    Duration: 3 Hrs

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