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.
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
St. Georgeus Church
Ala ( Alahan) Monastery