Pasabag Valley / Priest Valley/ Monks Valley-Cappadocia
Most Popular Fairy Chimneys Of Cappadocia
Paşabağ-Priest Valley in Cappadocia is one of the most popular tourist spots with its landscapes that always find a place in Turkey's showcase. Let's take a look at this most popular travel route in Cappadocia, also known as the Valley of the Priests.
The highest number of Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia is Pasabag Chimneys. With the acceptance of Christianity in Cappadocia, the chimneys of Pasabag became hermitage. For this reason, some chimneys were carved and the monks settled there. When the magnificent landscape of chimneys, sunsets, and clouds meet, the landscape becomes artistic.
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Pasabaglari & Zelve Ruins
The most beautiful fairy chimneys of Cappadocia are undoubtedly located in Pasabaglari and Zelve valleys. In Zelve ruins, there is a St. Simeon chapel and many rock caves. Zelve ruins, which is on the Göreme-Avanos highway after Paşabağları and consists of 3 separate valleys, is the place where fairy chimneys are most concentrated. It has been one of the important settlements and religious centers of Christians until the 13th century. Balıklı, Üzümlü, and Geyikli churches are the most important churches of the valley and belong to the pre-iconoclastic period. In the valley, which was used as a settlement until 1952, there are structures such as monasteries, churches, mills, mosques, and passage tunnels.
After returning from the Avanos - Goreme road in the direction of Zelve, tourists will reach Pasabag Valley before reaching Zelve. Tourists will see souvenirs on parked buses and Pasabag Chimneys on the road of Cappadocia, there is definitely something interesting there. Pasabag Valley is also such a place, which has interesting mushroom formations in Cappadocia and is one of the places where Peribacası formation and development can be observed. In addition, there are walkways in the Fairy Chimneys that are very enjoyable to walk through.
Imagine how the monks lived in isolation in the chimneys, tourists can also live the same experience as there are hotels and this is the same style. When tourists stroll through the valley feel a strange inner comfort feeling as if being far away from the real world into the world of fantasy.
Visit Pasabag Valley
Various shows are held in the Pasabag Valley from time to time. If tourists are lucky enough to arrive on the day of one of these shows. Tourists can also see other photos of the shows in Pasabag Valley.
How to get to Cappadocia from İstanbul?
While bus and plane preferences for intercity transportation are decreasing every day, the demand for vehicles providing Vip transfer service is also increasing. Vip transfer was the most popular transfer service for 15 years in Turkey, as it is both affordable, safe, and recommended for travel away from the danger of covid-19 virus compared to common transportation vehicles.
Where İs Pasabag Valley & How to Go There?
Paşabağ Valley is one of the must-see places in Cappadocia, and other attractions of Cappadocia: 7 km/10 minutes to Göreme Open Air Museum, 1 km to Zelve Open Air Museum, and 5 km to Avanos. It is possible to reach Paşabağ Valley by going on Zelve Road, you can still use Google maps to avoid wasting time.
Pasabag Valley Excursion
We start our Pasabag tour by parking a car where there are souvenir shops. The valley is a very large area with mushroom-capped fairy chimneys, in the area. While passing through the valley of the priests, a pile looks like a pile of rocks in various shapes, but as soon as you step into the valley, you encounter the gendarmerie using one of the old caves and the tourists competing with the gendarme to take pictures.
You can see the large and small mushroom-shaped fairy chimneys, living spaces carved from the rocks, churches, and tourists visiting the Pasabag valley. Did the construction of more churches than living quarters throughout Cappadocia impose a mission of heaven here? We recommend you watch Paşabağ Valley from the highest point. If you are not in a position to visit the valley of the priests, watch the video above, it will be as if you have visited the valley.
The impression that all fairy chimneys in Cappadocia look-alike have misled us with the Pasabaglari valley, because: While there are fairy chimneys with funnel hats in the Zelve valley, you can see more cylinder hats fairy chimneys in the Priests Valley.
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