Ihlara Valley & Guzelyurt Tour

Ihlara Valley & Guzelyurt Tour

This tour cover southern Cappadocia with  Guzelyurt where Gregory of Nazianzus lived in and Ihlara Valley where you will have hike along the Melendiz River.


Güzelyurt (St. Gregorius Church & underground city), Hike in Ihlara Valley (3 km), Lunch in Belisirma Village, Selime Monastery.


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After our guide’s introduction to Cappadocia at the Goreme panoramic view point, we drive about 1 hour and visit Guzelyurt, where Gregory of Nazianzus lived in. A historically large Greek population existed in the area until the 1924 population exchange, when they were replaced with the Turks from Thessaloniki and Kavala. Our next stop will be Guzelyurt underground city which shows clear signs of later reuse with tandir ovens cut into the ground for cooking, but its most famous feature is its squat toilet, isolated along a narrow corridor and the only such convenience so far identified in the underground cities.

After departing Guzelyurt, we will drive further south to the magnificent verdant Ihlara Valley. We walk alongside the Melendiz River for about 1 hour which winds its way through the Ihlara gorge, stopping for lunch in a restaurant on the river in the village of Belisirma. After lunch, we continue to the Selime Monastery, the largest rock-cut monastery in Cappadocia with large cave cathedral and breathtaking views over the area. We will then drive back to your hotel.


Tour Type Group Size Price
Private Tour 2 People  90 € Per Person
Private Tour 3 People 65 € Per Person
Private Tour 4 People 50 € Per Person
Private Tour 5 People 45 € Per Person
Private Tour 6 People 40 € Per Person

Included Services

Professional Licensed English speaking guide
Transportation with modern A/C vehicles by experienced drivers
Lunch and soft drinks
Entrance fees to museums
All taxes

Excluded Services

Alcoholic Beverages
Personal expenses
Tips ( optional )