Ihlara Valley

Normal ticket value: €8

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Free with Cappadocia E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes skip the ticket line entrance to Ihlara Valley. Scan your QR code at the entrance and get in.

Ihlara Valley, whose name is Peristremma in historical sources, with its vegetation, churches, and chapels; is one of the rare areas where nature, history, art, and cultural phenomena come together.

Ihlara Valley was formed by the effects of wind, floods, and many natural events after the volcanic layer formed as a result of the eruption of Hasandag Volcano centuries ago, and the erosion of the Melendiz Stream. Due to the Melendiz River flowing along the steep slopes of the canyon, the people who lived in the region in the past took the name "People of the Rotating Water" that is, "Peristremma." The Melendiz River was the main reason for the existence of life here and played a leading role in the formation of this fascinating canyon. This magnificent canyon, whose height is up to 120 meters, continues its journey from Ihlara Town to Selimiye. In the northwest direction, it turns to the wide valley where Selime Town, Yaprakhisar, Belisirma Villages, and Ziga Spa are located, and from there to Salt Lake. The valley, which contains many mysteries of formation, has no shore. It is an area where the Mediterranean climate is experienced in the area where the continental climate is dominant.

There are many churches and historical sites within the 14-kilometer valley. This magnificent beauty, where you can find many traces of the people who lived here in its time, see the monasteries carved by human hands, and witness the fairy chimneys. This is an area that is visited by tourists coming to Cappadocia and is flooded with visitors every year. Every year, thousands of tourists from many countries around the world come to see the Ihlara Valley. The peace will cover you as soon as you enter the valley with Melendiz Stream in the middle; accompanied by the wonderful sounds of water, birds, and insects. There is no other sound you can hear other than your own footsteps and if you went in the afternoon. A more lively Ihlara Valley welcomes its visitors in the early hours of the day.

The Final Word
With its natural beauty, unique climatic features, and historical texture, Ihlara Valley is a valuable place with features that can please everyone. The fact that it is very important, especially cultural tourism is one of the main reasons for hosting approximately seven thousand tourists. Also, activities such as photography, hiking, and camping are important factors for you to visit this place. Discover now with Cappadocia E-pass.

Ihlara Valley Hours of Operation

Ihlara Valley is open to visits every day between 08:30-19:00. The last entrance is at 18:00

Ihlara Valley Location

Ihlara Kasabası Harmanlık Mah.
Vadi Cad. No:76 Guzelyurt/AKSARAY

 

Important Notes

  • Simply scan your QR code at the entrance and get in.
  • Ihlara Valley visit takes around 1.5 hours.
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders.

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