|Amazing landscape near Goreme|
|Naturally crafted by nature|
One late afternoon, after having coffee and sweet patisseries at a tea shop in the town, we decided to explore Goreme on our own to see if we can find some interesting scenic location at no cost. The only cost that we're about to incur is time which is worth spending every minute!
From downtown, we walked up the cobbled streets leading to the top of Adylini Hill. In just two years the town and villages around it has changed tremendously with small and medium sized hotels and pensions sprawling everywhere. But with such rapid development going on, we are still lucky to see the uniqueness of the surreal landscape.
As we descended the other side of Adylini Hill we came across a small vegetables farm and the friendly farmer invited us to taste the sweet ripe tomatoes. Perhaps the fertile volcanic soil has given the tomatoes the extra sweet and juicy taste. From the farm we crossed over a little bridge near Goreme Kaya Otel. And from there we started climbing up the hills. It was an easy walk up the hills but the wind was very strong that day and we felt like we were going to be blown away. Once on the hill, we found that we were surrounded by valleys full of fairy chimneys. It was just amazing!
|We passed by Goreme Kaya Otel|
|Goreme Kaya Hotel carved in the rocks|
|The scenery on our way to higher ground|
|Amazing rocks formation|
|It feels surreal seeing it!|
|View from a high plateau|
|We walked on the rocks|
|Goreme town from the hill|
|Part of Goreme on an Autumn day|
|Massive chimney shaped rocks - like in the fairy tales|