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We went for a half hour stroll along the edge of the cliff overlooking Pigeon Valley - great views of ‘fairy chimney’ rock formations surrounding the town of Göreme. There are many hiking trails in this region. Although not that well marked, they’re very easy to hike along - you can easily spend 1/2 a day wandering along these trails through stunning landscapes. Then head back to town for a wide selection of places to find a bite to eat.
A closer look at the village of Göreme.The boutique Göreme Kaya Hotel in the foreground - the hotel is outfitted with local handicrafts such as carpets and rugs, tiles and ceramics.
A small cliff top market and cafe greets us as we stroll along the top edge of the cliff overlooking the valley. Fantastic views from every table.
Here….or here.. This is a nazar - sometimes called an evil eye stone - an amulet which is believed to protect against the evil eye. Glass charms such as this are widely seen around Turkey. It also appears to be a favorite souvenir with the tourists.Assorted weavings and glass hanging ornaments as seen in the market.