Pigeon Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey (with Map & Photos)

Pigeon Valley, Turkey (G├╝vercinlik Vadisi in Turkish) got its name from the countless artificial lofts that have been carved out of the soft volcanic tuff. Since ancient times, pigeons have been used in the Cappadocia region as food and fertilizer for infertile soil. While pigeons no longer play such an important role in the area, their rock houses have still been maintained by locals and can be found on rock pillars and within cave houses and churches excavated throughout the region, however they are particularly numerous. in this valley.

Pigeon Valley Turkey
Pigeon Valley Turkey

A great way to see the Pigeon Valley is from above through a Cappadocia Balloon Tour. Tours depart every morning just before sunrise, so you'll already be floating over the stunning scenery when the sun rises.

Pigeon Valley Turkey
Pigeon Valley Turkey

Pigeon Valley is one of the best places to walk in the wonderful Cappadocia region. The valley is nestled between Goreme and Uchisar where you can visit Uchisar Castle for a magnificent view, an easy hiking trail connects the two through the valley passing rock-cut Christian churches and abandoned cave houses. Adventures can also choose to explore Pigeon Valley on horseback or with a jeep safari. Both Goreme and Uchisar are ideal cities to stay in while visiting Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia.

Pigeon Valley Map