Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Goreme

#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Goreme
Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Experience a striking and surreal landscape at Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), with its plethora of dovecotes carved into the cliffs and various rock formations rising from the valley. Years ago, pigeons were an indispensable form of communication in this remote region, and their droppings were used as a fertilizer. You can hike along a number of signposted trails, all of which offer superb views. Several paths pass friendly teahouses, providing a place to rest and refuel. Wear sensible shoes to help ensure your safety and comfort when traversing the hills. Make Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) a centerpiece of your Goreme vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Goreme day trip planner.
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  • This was a nice hike, but there are more interesting rock formations and sights in other valleys which still have plenty of pigeon dwellings. A moderate hike. We only did the piece between Goreme and....  more »
  • You won't enjoy if you just take tours. Cappadocia is great to walk around as it has such a great and unique geography  more »
  • Beautiful place with the amazing view of the valley. I'd suggest drinking a cup of delicious turkish coffee here on sunset with the beautiful range of colors constantly changing. It's an amazing experience with the cave hotels on the side with the castle and the whole valley right in front of you! P.S. Ask why it's called the pigeon valley if you don't already know it. Enjoy! 😄
  • Large and beautiful valley with lots of greenery as well as some tourist shops at the entrance. Its name surely come from the pigeons idling on a steep wall at the entrance of the valley. A 4 km hiking trail leads through the valley, which provides great landscapes. Definitely worth a visit.
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