Pasabag Valley is located between the Goreme and Avanos roads. This breathtaking valley is renowned for its magnificent landscape and the most diverse collection of fairy chimneys in Cappadocia. It resembles a museum of fairy chimneys, capturing the imagination of visitors. Moreover, its extraordinary scenery creates a metaphysical world that soothes the spirits of visitors.
A MAGICAL HISTORY
Initially, Pasabagi Valley was named ”Monks Valley” due to a mystical story about a monk. According to rumors, in the 4th century, a monk named St. Simeon performed many miracles that made him famous among the locals. Numerous people visited him daily to witness his magic, which eventually disturbed the monk. Therefore, he escaped to today’s Pasabagi Valley to retire and lead a spiritual lifestyle as a hermit in a cell located in this glorious valley. He started living atop a 2-meter-high column and later moved to one 15 meters in height. From there, he only came down sometimes to receive food and drink brought by his apostles.
Later on, the local peasants carved St. Simeon Chapel into a fairy chimney with three heads as a tribute to him. They also established other chapels, churches furnished with antithetical crosses, and sitting areas within these unique fairy chimneys in this dreamy valley. These structures consist of ovens, living and sleeping quarters, and small, fascinating windows to let in sunlight.
During the Turkish War of Independence, this marvelous valley, including a vineyard belonging to a Pasha (a military rank in Turkish), was part of the conflict. Hence, it is now commonly known as Pasabagi Valley, derived from the Pasha’s name.
Currently, the valley provides peace, quietness, comfort, and amusement, enchanting visitors with its natural beauty that often initiates an inner journey.
As Tour Maker Turkey, we believe that Pasabagi Valley is a destination that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. We offer a variety of tours to this magnificent valley that cater to the preferences of all kinds of travelers.
Our Pasabagi Valley tours are designed to provide our guests with a unique and authentic experience of the region. We offer small group tours, private tours, and customized tours that cater to the specific needs and interests of our guests.
Our tours include visits to the St. Simeon Chapel, as well as other chapels, churches, and sitting areas that are carved into fairy chimneys. We also offer a chance to witness the breathtaking landscape and the diverse collection of fairy chimneys that are unique to Pasabagi Valley.
Our experienced tour guides will provide you with all the necessary information and insights about the valley’s history, culture, and traditions. We will also take you to the best spots to enjoy the stunning views and capture the most memorable moments of your journey.
In addition to our Pasabagi Valley tours, we also offer combined tours to other popular destinations in Cappadocia, such as Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli Underground City, and Uchisar Castle. Our combined tours provide our guests with a comprehensive experience of the region’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.
At Tour Maker Turkey, we are committed to providing our guests with high-quality tours that exceed their expectations. We prioritize our guests’ safety, comfort, and satisfaction in every aspect of our service.
Book your Pasabagi Valley tour with Tour Maker Turkey today and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Experience the magic and charm of this breathtaking valley that will leave you mesmerized and wanting more. Join us and discover the hidden gems of Cappadocia, Turkey’s most fascinating region.