Love Valley Cappadocia is a place of natural wonders. Home to giant, penis shaped monuments that were left by mother nature and are now a huge hit amongst tourist. Here’s all you need to know.
Love Valley is located just outside of the town of Goreme, in Cappadocia.
From Goreme to Love Valley it takes around 10 minutes by car, and from Uchisar around 15 minutes.
However you can also rent scooters or ATV’s to explore the region.
Scooters start at 80-100 Turkish Lyra per day. While the prices for ATV’s start at around €35 for 2 hours.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
If you opt for the famous Quad Safari, then you will explore Love Valley on four wheels, racing around one of the most breathtakingly beautiful valleys in the region.
It is free to visit Love Valley.
Love Valley Opening Times
Love Valley is open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Love Valley
Sunrise and sunset, although very popular with tourists trying to get the best pics, are both beautiful times to visit this unique landscape.
Cappadocia hosts an International Hot Air Balloon Festival, usually held in July or August each year, and if visiting during that time the skies over Love Valley are a burst of colour.
More than a dozen countries participate and hundreds of multi coloured balloons take off during the three day festival.
Watching the multi coloured balloons drifting across this unique landscape makes for some breathtaking views.
Make sure to look out for the strategically placed photo opportunities around the valley to get stunning pics.
What To Pack
Love Valley History
Love Valley is a hidden valley that earned its name because of the penis shaped fairy chimney formations that can reach heights of 100 ft (30m).
Despite the resemblance to manhood, these amazing rock formations are far from man-made.
These strange tall rock structures, that resemble some interesting phallic shapes, are in fact eroded volcanic ash dating back some 60 million years. They sit at over a thousand metres altitude.
At Love Valley, you can visit the viewpoint from above or you can trek right down to the base of these huge structures. It’s a safe and easy hike and you get a real feel of the Cappadocia magic.
Famous for the rock formations, mountain ridges and lush valley floor, Love Valley is recommended as one of the best hiking trails in Cappadocia.
There is generally no rainfall in the area but the Cappadocia does have really hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters.
Love Valley is also said to be popular with couples that visit there to make marriage proposals.
This Valley is possibly the most famous Valley in Cappadocia.
There are a lot of tours available in Cappadocia where the Love Valley is included.
So if you end up choosing the tour option, you’ll likely stop by these magical fairy chimneys along with other must see valleys such as Rose Valley and Pigeon Valley.
While you’re capturing your Cappadocia Instagram shots with these unusual monuments, don’t forget to stop at the specifically designed photo spots lined up along the edge of the valley.
Also, before you leave, don’t forget to make a wish at the wish tree! A long, historic Turkish tradition.
Where To Stay In Cappadocia
This Göreme ecological hotel is situated in a historic cave house overlooking Pigeon Valley.
It features free Wi-Fi, and has a terrace with panoramic views of the fairy chimneys.
Koza Cave Hotel offers rooms fitted with traditional Turkish rugs and furnishings.
Several rooms have a living room with a fireplace. Some feature a spa bath and a private terrace.
The Cave Hotel has a tour desk that offers information on local attractions and can assist with car hire and bicycle rentals.
The hotel also offers a shuttle service and a 24-hour reception desk.
This cave hotel in the heart of Goreme has rooms built into volcanic rocks with vaulted ceilings and traditional Turkish style décor.
The hotel offers free WiFi and a hot tub.
All the rooms at Charming Cave Hotel have a private bathroom. Some rooms also offer a flat-screen TV or a terrace with views over the fairy chimneys.
Charming Cave Hotel’s restaurant serves traditional meals prepared with organic products.
Breakfast comes as an open buffet with homemade jams and local honey.
Goreme Palace Stone Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property and views of garden in Goreme.
The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, a shared lounge as well as currency exchange for guests.
All guest rooms at the hotel feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, DVD Player.
A private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries are also included.
At Goreme Palace Stone Hotel all rooms include a wardrobe and a shared bathroom.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.
For more places to stay in Cappadocia, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.