Ihlara Valley Cappadocia

Ihlara Valley

Ihlara Valley

Who doesn’t want to travel in time? If you are one of those who are curious about time traveling, then Ihlara Valley Cappadocia is the right place for you! The 14-kilometer-long valley has always been an important religious center since the early days of Christianity. It sheds light on the numerous churches and historical living spaces. The frescoed churches formed by the geological features of the region. people carved them into the rocks just like the spirit of the monastery. 

ıhlara valley

You can still visit the architecture while wandering inside the amazing structures. 14 of these churches are open for visit. These are Agacaltı, Sumbullu, Yilanli, Kokar, Prenliseki, Egritas, Direkli, Saint Georgeus, Karagedik, Ala, Bezirhane, Bahattin Samanligi and Batkin Churches. If you want to see pictures, they takes place at the bottom of this page.

You should be ready before starting your valley walk for 382 step ladder. It may take up to four hours depending on your pace. You should take your time while traveling through the old times. However, you don’t need to worry about time because resting spots on the Melendiz Stream allow you to take breaks and rinse your journey down with a cup of tea.

The Churches in the Ihlara Valley

Ağaçaltı Church


Sümbüllü Church

sümbüllü church


Yılanlı Church

yılanlı church


Kokar Church

kokar church

Egritas Church

egritas church


Direkli Church

direkli church


St. Georgeus Church

St. Georgeus Church


Karagedik Church

Karagedik church

Ala ( Alahan) Monastery

alahan monastery


Bezirhane Church

Bezirhane church


Bahattin Samanlığı

bahattin samanlıgı


Batkın Church

batkın church

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