Sunrise & Sunset in Cappadocia - Where to watch the best sunrise and sunset in Cappadocia?

Tourist information and guide to best places to watch sunrise and sunset in Cappadocia, Turkey




Cappadocia offers great sights and points of interest for travellers from outstanding landscape, fairy chimneys and rock-cut houses, the beautiful valleys and scenic lunar hills to incredible monuments. Cappadocia is also one of the best places in the world to watch sunrise and sunset in a fairy tale atmosphere. Sunrise and sunset in Cappadocia is also great attraction for travellers on their Cappadocia holidays. Watching sunset in Cappadocia is also one of the best things to do in Cappadocia.


There are variety of lovely observation terraces in Cappadocia to watch sunrise, sunset and also experience and enjoy the stunning views of the valleys and fairy chimneys. Some of them are really very popular with the tourists.

The Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is the best spot for watching sunset in Cappadocia. The Lovers Hill (Asiklar Tepesi) is the best spot for watching sunrise in Cappadocia. Also hot air balloon tours in Cappadocia offers a great sunrise experience.

Where to watch the best Sunset in Cappadocia?

The best sunset in Cappadocia can be watched at the two popular places. One of them is the Red Valley (Kizilcukur) and the other one is the Uchisar Castle.

Red Valley (Kizilcukur) - Goreme


Sunset from the Red Valley

Red Valley (Kizilcukur) is located in the middle of Goreme Naitonal Park named after the red colored formations spread through the valley. Red Valley also known as one of the best places in Cappadocia and in Turkey to watch the sunset. The crimson ambiance on sunset also give a dreamful scenery to the Red Valley. Every year, hundred thousands of tourists come visit Cappadocia for watching the sunset from the Red Valley. Before sunset, big number of visitors come to the Red Valley, climb to the hills and take their places for a great sunset experience. You should be ready for a race to take the best seat. There is a small entrance fee of about 3 TL. and also there is a cafe that you may buy wine, tea or coffee.


Where to watch the best Sunrise in Cappadocia?

The best sunrise in Cappadocia can be watched at two popular places. One of them is the Lovers Hill (Asiklar Tepesi) and the other one is the Uchisar Castle. Also we recommend you to participate hot air balloon tours for a great sunrise experience on air.

Lovers Hill (Asiklar Tepesi) - Goreme


Lovers Hill

Lovers Hill is situated in Goreme and can be accessed by climbing the path along the central Goreme Mosque. Lovers Hill offers great sunrise panorama. And with the hot air balloons as well. We highly recommend sunrise in Cappadocia from the Lovers Hill.

Uchisar Castle - Uchisar


Uchisar Castle

Uchisar Castle is the highest point of the region and also the biggest and the most beautiful fairy chimney of the region where you may enjoy a unique panoramic view over Cappadocia. Both sunrise and sunset can be watched from the Uchisar Castle.