Rose Valley

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Explore a Mars-like terrain on Earth in this bizarre valley as you visit cave churches and clamber over pink rock formations and fairy chimneys.

Rose Valley is an intriguing landscape full of reddish-pink rocks, fairy chimneys and stunning views. It is known, along with its partner, Red Valley, as one of the most scenic walking regions in all of Cappadocia. Trek through this Mars-like terrain for hours to discover all its unusual features at your own pace. It is particularly enchanting at sunrise and sunset.

Start at the Panoramic Viewpoint, which offers photo opportunities of the curious rose-colored rocks in the valley below. Take a look around Haçli Church, built into a small dark red mountain. Browse the frescoes on display and appreciate the carved ceiling. Peer out through the church’s window to get an elevated view of Red Valley and Rose Valley. Do not miss Ayvali Church, which contains many enchanting murals and ornate decoration.

Stay for sunset to see the mesmerizing effects of the fading light on the pink rock formations and their growing shadows. Capture photos at different times of the day for a range of colors and shades. Take your time exploring the paths, which meander through about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) of otherworldly terrain.

Note the scenic orchards and vineyards and charming horse-drawn carriages scuttling through the valley.

After walking around, take a relaxing break at a café. Browse the small shops and stands where you can purchase souvenirs from the region.

The valley takes its name from the reddish-pink hue of its landscape as well as the many rose bushes that once grew here. Over time, grapevines have gradually replaced the roses.

Find Rose Valley next to Red Valley, just north of the town of Göreme, which is the focal point of the Cappadocia district. The 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) journey should take about 10 minutes by bus or car. Expect to pass the Göreme Open Air Museum. Many tour buses take passengers to this pink valley from Göreme.

Top Hotels Close to Rose Valley

Ottoman Cave Suites
Ottoman Cave Suites
4 out of 5
Okul Sokak Avcilar Mahallesi, Goreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
Fully refundable
The price is ¥6,704 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in the heart of Nevsehir, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Uchisar Castle. Göreme Roman Castle and Roman ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (679 reviews)
"Great place,clean,friendly stuff,good price."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Ottoman Cave Suites
Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class
Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class
Aydinli Mahallesi Akgül Sk. No:10, Göreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
The price is ¥12,146 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated in Nevsehir, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Uchisar Castle. Roman Castle and Göreme Roman Castle are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (293 reviews)
"The restaurant staff were super accommodating with dietary requirements making special accommodations effortless. The room was consistently warm and cosy adding to a wonderful stay."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class
Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Aydinli Mahallesi, Yavuz Sokak,No 1, Nevsehir, Göreme
The price is ¥9,512 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Situated in Nevsehir, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Göreme National Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Uchisar Castle. Roman Castle and Göreme Roman Castle ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (290 reviews)
"Lovely property and wonderful location. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Superb room and great views. There several dogs on and around the property and they are really friendly and you can have fun with them. One small downside is they tend to bark right outside your door all through the ..."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Rose Valley

ShoeString Stone House
ShoeString Stone House
Avcilar Mahallesi Ragip Uner Caddesi 9, Nevsehir, Goreme
The price is ¥2,318 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
ShoeString Stone House
Ottoman Cave Suites
Ottoman Cave Suites
4 out of 5
Okul Sokak Avcilar Mahallesi, Goreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
The price is ¥6,704 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Ottoman Cave Suites
Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class
Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class
Aydinli Mahallesi Akgül Sk. No:10, Göreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
The price is ¥12,146 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Mithra Cave Hotel - Special Class
Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Aydinli Mahallesi, Yavuz Sokak,No 1, Nevsehir, Göreme
The price is ¥9,512 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Kelebek Special Cave Hotel
Carus Cappadocia
Carus Cappadocia
Gaferli Mahallesi Manav çikmazi sok., No.2 Goreme, Nevsehir, Cappadocia
The price is ¥13,661 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Carus Cappadocia
Sultan Cave Suites
Sultan Cave Suites
Aydinli Mah. Aydinli Sok. No. 40, Nevsehir
The price is ¥11,921 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Sultan Cave Suites
Artemis Cave Suites
Artemis Cave Suites
Gaferli Mah., Aydinkiragi Sok, No. 22, Göreme, Nevsehir
The price is ¥8,344 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Artemis Cave Suites
Zara Cave Hotel
Zara Cave Hotel
Aydinli Orta Mahalle, Hamza Terzi Sokak, No:3, Göreme, Nevsehir, Nevsehir
The price is ¥7,509 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Zara Cave Hotel
Henna Hotel
Henna Hotel
Aydinli Orta Mah Konak Sok No 2, Nevsehir
The price is ¥5,608 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Henna Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.