Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), Goreme

4.4
#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Goreme
Experience a striking and surreal landscape at Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), with its plethora of dovecotes carved into the cliffs and various rock formations rising from the valley. Years ago, pigeons were an indispensable form of communication in this remote region, and their droppings were used as a fertilizer. You can hike along a number of signposted trails, all of which offer superb views. Several paths pass friendly teahouses, providing a place to rest and refuel. Wear sensible shoes to help ensure your safety and comfort when traversing the hills. Make Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) a centerpiece of your Goreme vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Goreme day trip planner .
Create an itinerary including Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,153 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The scenery is nice but it is very touristy. We didn't have that much time but I imagine that it would be nice to hike down into the valley and spend some time there.  more »
  • Today we use the term pigeon hole apartments or houses but One needs to see for one self how the term pigeon hole was derived, what they look like and what role they played . An amazing contribution ...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful place with the amazing view of the valley. I'd suggest drinking a cup of delicious turkish coffee here on sunset with the beautiful range of colors constantly changing. It's an amazing experience with the cave hotels on the side with the castle and the whole valley right in front of you! P.S. Ask why it's called the pigeon valley if you don't already know it. Enjoy! 😄
  • Large and beautiful valley with lots of greenery as well as some tourist shops at the entrance. Its name surely come from the pigeons idling on a steep wall at the entrance of the valley. A 4 km hiking trail leads through the valley, which provides great landscapes. Definitely worth a visit.
Places to stay near Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)

Plan your trip to Goreme

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Goreme

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Goreme

4.6
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 3​h

Hidden gems in Goreme

4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Goreme

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Goreme

4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min