Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys

Tourist information and guide to fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey




Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys are world famous formations of Cappadocia. The outstanding landscape, natural beauties, rock-cut houses, caves, the picturesque valleys, scenic lunar hills and many more popular spots of Cappadocia are full of fairy chimneys. Fairy chimneys of Cappadocia can be visited and experienced mostly at the beautiful valleys and panoramic viewpoints in and around Cappadocia. Also hot air balloon tours in Cappadocia offers a great fairy chimneys experience on air.


What are Fairy Chimneys?

The secret of Cappadocia is hidden with the geographical formations dating back to 60 million years. The smooth layers formed by the lava and ashes spewed out from the Mount Erciyes, Mount Hasan and Mount Gulludag has become rocky formations first and than corroded with the rain and wind for million years and finally showed up todays geographic formations.


Three Beauties Fairy Chimney in Urgup

Today's formations in Cappadocia that can easily be carved, so called "fairy chimneys" by locals, allow the inhabitants make rock-cut cave houses and underground cities and has become a real shelter during the repressive eras.

Popular Fairy Chimneys Areas of Cappadocia for you...

Majority of the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia are located at the Goreme National Park that as Goreme National Park is on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1985. Goreme National Park hosts the majority of the valleys with fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. Almost each beautiful valleys in Cappadocia are named after the shapes of the fairy chimney formations they host.


Popular valleys in Cappadocia with fairy chimneys include; Pasabag (Monks) Valley, Zelve Valley, Devrent Imagination Valley, Pigeon Valley, Love Valley, Red Valley, Red Valley and Swords Valley. If you don't have much time in Cappadocia and unable to visit and see all those fairy chimneys, than we recommend you to visit Pasabag (Monks) Valley and Rose Valley to experience the fairy chimneys ambiance.


Pasabag Monks Valley

Pasabag Monks Valley is one of the most popular fairy chimneys areas of Cappadocia that travellers may experience mushroom shaped fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps.


Rose Valley

Rose Valley is the best place to see the fairy chimney formations in Cappadocia. Travellers may see variety of lovely churches and chapels along the valley.


Or you may go to one of the panoramic viewpoints in Cappadocia and see all those fairy chimneys like in a canvas. The top best panoramic views of Cappadocia can be watched at the Goreme Viewpoint (Esentepe), Red Valley (Kizilcukur) Viewpoint, Lovers Hill Viewpoint, Goreme Open Air Museum Viewpoint, Uchisar Castle Viewpoint, Ortahisar Castle Viewpoint and Urgup Wish Hill Viewpoint.


Esentepe Viewpoint


Red Valley Viewpoint


Lovers Hill Viewpoint