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“Not many tourists but worth visiting”
Review of Soganli Valley

Soganli Valley
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

There are several churches near Soganli which is off the main tourist route. We enjoyed hiking up steps and over rocks to explore these historic churches. The valley in which they are located was beautiful. If it is sunny please remember to carry water and apply sunscreen!

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Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

My wife and I hired a car in Urgup and took a day trip which included a visit to the underground city of Derinkuyu before heading onto Soganli.
It makes for a great day. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the underground city and you will need approx 45 minutes to visit. It's not for those that are claustrophobic but I would encourage you to persevere to get the feel for this awe
inspiring creation.
The real highlight was though Soganli. After visiting the Goreme Open Museum this was just as good but without the bus groups. The whole valley can be enjoyed over a couple of hours taking in the epic scenery and hidden churches.
This makes for such a rewarding day where your only interruption is likely to be someone attending to their herd of sheep or goats.

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Soganli Valley is about a 80km drive from Goreme, taking in some breathtaking views on the way. (be sure to stop at Keslik monastry on the way). Although rather cold on the day we visited in November which did limit our time there, on a warmer day i could imagine you could spend a good 3-4 hours here. There is a designated path which goes around the valley (aound 4-5km) in total. Along the path there are various stop off points...eg Yilanli church, the Domed church where you can explore, but be very careful, there are some long drops down if you miss your footing. A very pretty valley, but choose a good weather day to visit as it is at a high altitude and can be very cold out of season.

1  Thank PeteKTurkey
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Soganli is a peaceful little village set on a hillside in the Saganli valley. Few and mainly old people live there now as the young have moved out. A beautiful rock cut church lies a short walk away with black frescoes mostly undisturbed by defacement. From there is a great view of the valley and if the sun is shining, it beams off the rock pinnacle on the other side of the valley. At the entrance to the village sit old women who make the famous traditional Saganli dolls. They will show you how they make them as well as sell you some - they are well worth it for presents and help support the old people of the village. True Cappadocia is found here, where it has been for a thousand years.

1  Thank Mel B
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

The site is away from the mainstream attractions of Cappadocia and ideally visited with your own transport. There are several rock churches in the site, some with fairly well preserved frescos. It is possible to drive in the site and park almost right in front of the churches except two which are reached on a short path along a slope including the hidden church. As the name implies one might just walk past it without entering the church itself. It is probably a better choice exploring the site on foot if time permits it.

1  Thank JuergenWDobler
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