Pigeon Valley is a picturesque maze of exceptional rock formations, cave dwellings and a distant volcano. The diverse terrain, which seems like it comes from another planet, stretches for miles between Göreme and Uçhisar. Take a break midway through your hike at a charming café in the middle of the valley.
The site is named after the many pigeon houses carved into the rocks. The birds served as important messengers for the former inhabitants of the caves; they were also kept as pets.
Take a guided tour and learn about the people who inhabited the cave dwellings carved into these rocks. Unlike most of the other former cave settlements in Cappadocia, Pigeon Valley does not have churches.