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Selime Monastery

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Address: Guzelyurt, Turkey
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Even after seeing plenty of Capadoccian churches this monastery simply blew my mind.

After walking the longer 10km walk in the Ihlara Valley we arrived at this wonderful monastery - simply stunning both for its multiple chambers and amazing views.

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Gerry M
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After walking the longer 10km walk in the Ihlara Valley we arrived at this wonderful monastery - simply stunning both for its multiple chambers and amazing views.

Thank Gerry M
Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only the monastery but in overall Selime is a unique place to visit. Our 5 year old loved to discover the place. It is recommended to wear suitable and comfy shoes.

Thank Cuci_12
Salmiyah, Kuwait
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needs a bit of effort so if you are not physically fit you might consider waiting for the others to come down. It's a unique experience to see the Monastery from inside and 13 century Caravansarai built by Selcuk Turks on the silk road. Don't miss it out.. actually don't miss anything in cappadocia if you want my advise.

Thank H M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

It is ok if you don't have time to visit here when you are in cappadocia. But if u do have time, you may consider it. This place is also covered by the green tour. Be prepared to wear proper shoes as it require some climbing. Yet fun and you can take amazing photos here.

Thank Iman S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Must see place !amazing monastery !great scenery !we loved this place !such a amazing place!we took tour turkish travel center Veysi Acikbas helpled us so much and gave us lot of information about this amazing place ! Must visit !!!!

Thank Askin Z
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Selime monastery is a beautiful rock cut structure rising into the sky. Situated at one end of the Ihlara valley and about 28 kilometers from Aksarai, this is a beautiful structure. The monastery itself dates back to the 8th and 9th century although some of the frescoes in this place are even older. It is easily covered as a part... More 

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Steinkjer, Norway
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Came as part of a "Green Tour" After a brief and concises introduction on the history of the complex from our guide, we were left to climb and explore the grounds on our own for a good half an hour. Except from a few fences closing off the steepest falls, one is allowed entrance to more or less all structurally... More 

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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing place although our guide ali battir said that Star Wars wasn't filmed here but the cones that are widely spread around the area inspired them to recreate the shapes of the rock formations for the movie. You have to be physically able to hike up the mountain to see the monastery . Lots of photographic opportunities ..unsuitable for kids... More 

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

i joined green tour to take me to this place,believe me the first time u see this place,u will deeply in love with the scenery. it is so amazingly beautiful. but it took hard work to be at this height coz the paths are seriously not easy to follow, but this place worth ur sweat.

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Czech Republic
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were unlucky to visit it during heavy rain. It was impossible to continue to the top. But it was the more unforgettable. Plan ahead.

Thank Jakub Z

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