The Ihlara Valley is a must in the area of Cappadocia. It is about 45 kilometers southeast of Aksaray and can access it with both public buses as one of the tours. In the 1st way we will have much more time to discover this valley will not only small main part, but take longer to arrive and will have to spend the night in the zone. Everything depends on the time. Called Peristrema in ancient times, the valley was the favorite place of refuge of the Byzantine monks. Along the river we see churches from the Melendiz troglodytes era with. Any tour of the Valley will go through the course of this river, and to go to other places is dangerous because of landslides, especially when it is not the summer. Whether you choose to go by yourself and if you are going on a trip, the ride is great. Along the river there are abrupt ways impossible with forms, the canyon narrows and the river banks are going green. A fantastic route for both walkers and those who prefer to discover the churches ascestrales troglodytes.
Go to Turkey and not visit the Goreme valley . You love it, if you want to be transported from your, the landscape, the sound. Istanbul is a magical place andcan be visited from Spain any weekend but The valley of Goreme is a place that requires a bit more time. If you can get a hotel there, it's like being in Guadix (Granada), but in different caves. Turkish coffee .. Do not even try it.
"All Cappadocia is absolutely unreal, magical. I continually feel like I've traveled to a fairy world. Today I went out with my rented scooter to its most famous valley, the Devrent, called in Castilian the Valley of the Fairy Chimneys. In Devrent there are strange volcanic cones and even more striking forms than I've seen around Göreme. They are very large and look like figures carved by the hands of a giant, magician houses or palaces of goblins. Sometimes the chimneys are solitary and others there are so many that they appear to be a forest. They appear next to each other, as if they were families. You walk among them, you lose, you walk away and think you are finished. However, further on, appear more strange, pink or golden, surrounded by an immense vineyards or immense nothing. " From my travel journal. (June, 2008)
"Kizilcukur. This is named the lost valley. I left early with Ahmed, the guide, and 4 Dutch travelers who were staying in Göreme. The walk began in Cavusin. They went to cultivated fields of vines, apples and olives. The surface seemed smooth, nothing interrupted the view of the horizon. But after a while of walking the earth began to crack, then we saw a valley that seemed to be endless. Once we got between incredible sandstone formations we thought we had left the world behind us. Every now and then we found a town, families working with crops. The route, which ended in the village of Zelve, lasted about 5 hours and we never felt tired. The landscape had me mesmerized. It is definitely difficult to describe: I would say that the valley is a great Kizilcukur moonscape, red and desolate, yet nothing less monotonous. Every moment the color of the formations and mountains change, the shapes of the rocks as well, and it becomes more steep, through a passage inside you that leads to a cave.
If you hire a guide for the Kizilcukur Valley walk you will probably end up walking five hours through the Valley of Gulludere, as this is almost an extension of the first. However, there are differences. Gulludere, though beautiful, is not as deep, has less strange formations, is dotted with crops and is a soft pink. Much of the valley is possible to see by bicycle, as it has several paths that connect, like a spider web, several tiny homesteads.