Zemi Valley

  • Zemi valley - © William Mackesy
  • Above Zemi valley - © William Mackesy
  • Church in Zemi valley - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • Path above Zemi valley - © William Mackesy
  • Scrabbly vinyard - © William Mackesy
  • Side valley - © William Mackesy
  • © William Mackesy
  • The valley - © William Mackesy
  • Where"s the valley - © William Mackesy
  • Zemi valley - © William Mackesy
  • Above Zemi Valley - © William Mackesy

Key information: Zemi Valley

    • Beautiful valley just outside Goreme: dramatic formations and cliffs and some fascinating rock hewn churches and houses. 
      • Easy walking. 
        • This page is still at an early stage of development: please let us have your ideas and photos!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating97
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest16
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points1
  • Total rating97
  • Note: Neg: Tourism

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Up to you
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate
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Zemi valley - © William Mackesy

WALK SUMMARY

THIS PAGE IS AT AN EARLY STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT. PLEASE HELP US BY MAKING SUGGESTIONS AND SENDING PHOTOS! THANK YOU!

Wandering along the southern edge of this valley between Goreme and the open-air museum is particularly rewarding, with its wide 'oramas over the countryside as well as views down into the valley itself. Dramatic formations and a marvellous little chapel (with ceiling paintings) carved into a single protrusion early on.

Or you can walk along the valley bottom or a closer look at the remains there - or create a combination of the two. Some fascinating rock-hewn churches and houses.

Easy walking from Goreme town - or explore on the way back from the open-air museum. I.e. easily and flexibly fitted in!

See our Cappadocia page for further detailed information on the area.

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Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

Church in Zemi valley - ©William Mackesy

Safety and problems: All walks have inherent risks and potential problems, and many of the walks featured on this website involve significant risks, dangers and problems. Problems of any sort can arise on any walk. This website does not purport to identify any (or all) actual or potential risks, dangers and problems that may relate to any particular walk.

Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

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