Pasabag Fairy Chimneys

Pasabag Fairy Chimneys

The fairy chimneys in Pasabag are the most popular in Cappadocia. It is also one of the only examples of its kind, meaning it's rare to find another monochrome landscape like this anywhere else in the world. We are using the pictures of Pasabag Valley in the advertisement of Turkey all around the world as well.

Pasabag Fairy Chimney Valley, formerly known as "The Monks Valley", is located on the right side of the Goreme-Avanos main road. This region, full of peculiar fairy chimneys, has a remarkable appearance. Some of the multi-bodied and multiheaded structures were used to build chapels and sitting areas for monks that lived there in ancient times.

Pasabag Fairy Chimneys

Inside one of the three-headed fairy chimneys is a chapel and a seclusion room dedicated to Saint Simeon. The entrance of the stylite, which is accessible with a tight chimney, is decorated with crucifixes. There are ovens, sitting quarters and sleeping areas as well as windows that provide light transmission in this fairy chimney.

Pasabag Fairy Chimneys are in the area between Cavusin and Avanos towns. From Goreme, you can easily take a local bus every hour until the junction. You will need to walk about 10 minutes to get to the fairy chimneys, where there is an entrance fee of 25 Turkish Lira per person. With the same ticket, you have access to Zelve Open Air Museum as well. 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.