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Ihlara Valley

The deepest gorge in Anatolia, this valley is excellent for more ambitious hikers or those with a little more time. Dozens of cave dwellings, churches, and monasteries are cut into its steep cliff walls, with a trail that extends up to 14km. Beautiful nature, wildlife, a river, and a number of groves and villages make this an excellent all-day hike. There are four entrances to the trail, including Ihlara village, the 4thkm, Belisirma village, and Selime monastery.