After a hike through this marvelous valley, we will visit the village of Selime, the underground city of Derinkuyu and finish with a sightseeing tour in the area.
As soon as we will leave your hotel, we will drive to the Ihlara Valley created by the cracking and collapsing of the basalt and andesite lava from Mount Hassandag as they cooled during a volcano eruption. The Melendiz river found its way through these cracks and eroded the rocks into the canyon bed we see today. During the hike we will visit some churches and enjoy a fresh lunch and proceed to the village of Selime where we will see fairy chimneys resting on the steep hillside, a cathedral, the tum of Sultan Selime, a hollowed out citadel and churches. Our next stop is Yaprakhisar village for the scenery and finally to the underground city of Derinkuyu : rooms, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churches, wineries, a missionary school. Our final stop will be the Pigeons’ valley to take some panoramic pictures. Return to your hotel.
This tour is organized every day of the year yet due to heavy weather conditions, it can be cancelled without prior notice.
The sequence of the visits may also be amended for practical reasons.
- A/C tour coach
- English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees
- Lunch (without drinks)
- Personal expenses
- Tips to guide and driver
41,- EUR per person
Price may change depending the period of the year and number of passengers.
Some parts of the tour will require quite high physical condition. Please come prepared especially with solid walking shoes. This tour is also available on private basis so you can enjoy the visits at your own pace, take your time to picture a spot, proceed as per your interest. Price available upon request as depend on number of participants.
Both in Turkey and Greece, winters may be cold and summers hot. On the other hand, you will most probably be visiting archaeological sites with more or less walking difficulties. Hence an adapted outfit is recommended :
Do not forget !
Visiting archaeological site may require good physical conditions and access to people with reduced mobility is not always possible. During visits and stops, the buses will be locked and under the supervision of the driver. Hence, if you wish, you can leave some personal belongings in the bus yet at your own responsibility. If not done at subscription, inform your tour guide as soon as you get on the coach about your specific food requirements so that the restaurant booked for lunch can be informed accordingly in due time.