PLACES TO VISIT IN CAPPADOCIA

PASABAG FAIRY CHIMNEYS

Pasabag Fairy Chimneys

Pasabag Fairy Chimney Valley which was formerly known as "The Monks Valley" is located on the right side of the Goreme-Avanos main road. This area which is full of peculiar fairy chimneys looks remarkable. Some of the multi-bodied and multi-headed fairy chimneys were carved in the ancient times to construct chapels and sitting areas. In one of the three-headed fairy chimneys, a chapel and a seclusion room dedicated to St. Simeon was carved. Entrance of the stylite which is accessible with a narrow chimney is decorated with crucifixes. There are oven, sitting and sleeping quarters and window apertures to ensure light transmission in this fairy chimney.

The fairy chimneys in Pasabag are the most popular ones in Cappadocia region as they have head parts still standing and is the only examples in a massive number in the world. We are using the pictures of Pasabag Valley in the advertisement of Turkey all around the world as well.

Some Tips

Pasabag Fairy Chimneys are located between Cavusin and Avanos towns and there are local buses on every hour from Goreme that takes you until the junction. Then, you will need to walk about 10 minutes to get to the fairy chimneys. There is an entrance fee of 18 Turkish Lira per person for this place and you can visit Zelve Open Air Museum with the same ticket. It is recommended to go there before it gets too hot as the rock formations reflect the sunshine in the afternoon and the chance of having good photos is getting less. The best time to go there infact is the sunset time. If you have a car you can use the following GPS coordinates: 38°40'40.9″N 34°51'18.3″E.

We offer Small Group Highlights of Cappadocia tour for 50 Euro per person including professionally licensed English speaking guide, entrance ticket and transportation and lunch. We also have Private Cappadocia Delight Tour visiting Pasabag Fairy Chimneys.