Paşabağı Valley


Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı Valley

Fairy Chimneys in Cappadocia, and the stories about the generation of these fairy chimneys have always been interesting. Paşabagi Valley is one of the places where the generation of fairy chimneys begins.

Paşabaği Valley, also known as the Valley of the Priests, is one of the most visited places in Cappadocia. It has a history that was tried to be interpreted by many historians. For historians, the life of the priests who lived here was very interesting.

Before going on to the history of the Paşabağı Valley, it would be appropriate to talk about fairy chimneys here a little. First of all, we would like to inform you about the formation of the fairy chimneys.

Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia


Formation of Fairy Chimneys

Flood waters flowing from the slopes of the valley and the severity of the wind caused erosion of tuffaceous structures. As a result of this wear conical soil bodies were formed. The tops of these bodies look like a fungus. Their dimensions are different. It ranges from one to fifteen meters. These structures, which have been preserved for centuries, are one of the greatest witnesses of human life. In these structures, people carved cave-style houses. In these houses, the priests lived for many years. The way the priests live here is quite interesting. Not only the because of the lige of priests but also because of the life of the monks, it is a very important place.

Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia

The Life of Priests and Monks in Pasabaği Valley

Another name of Pasabagi Valley is the Valley of Priests. The monks lived in this area for many years. Their lives have created great traces of culture here.

Important developments for Christianity occurs here. Because this valley was very important for religious activities. People who live here was priests. Other people who live in the city were always  organized visits to these people at certain times of the year. The people of the region served the clergy for many years and regularly provided them with vital supplies.

Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia

What is Pasabagi Valley?

Pasabagi Valley, as the name suggests, is a valley. There are many houses in this valley. Of course, these houses are carved into the stones. When you go here, you have the chance to get into these houses. Some houses are closed for security reasons. But most stone houses are open for visit.

Some of the stone houses here has two floors. You can go upstairs with the stairs inside these very small stone houses. There are windows on the upper floors.

There are not only stone houses in the valley. Many different structures can be found in the valley. Of course, the most common thing is churches. There are many churches here. All churches have different names. In addition to churches, there are also wine cellars and food cellars.


There are multiple ways for those who want to visit the valley. All these roads intersect in the valley’s square and the square was used as a common living space. Now, this place is completely empty.

Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia

Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia

Get Gift for your loved ones in Pasabagi Valley!

Pasabagi Valley is a convenient place to buy gifts for your loved ones. It is possible to find various kinds of gifts in the gift shops located at the entrance of the valley. Here, mostly small miniatures, gifts are sold. When buying gifts, always negotiate with the seller.

You can eat in Pasabagi Valley!

You can get hungry after a nice trip here. Food shops await you at the entrance. You can dine here or have a drink to relax. If you want to try different flavors, you can choose foods such as Turkish kebab or Turkish pancakes.

Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia

Pasabagi Valley Transportation and Visiting Hours

Transportation to Pasabagi Valley is easy due to its central location. However, Toursce can provide you with great facilities in terms of transportation and other nearby destinations. You can meet all your transportation needs with high comfort and speed.

Getting there from the center takes about 20 – 30 minutes by public transport. This time can be changed between 10 and 15 minutes by taxi.

You can reach the center from the airport by public transport. From the center you can reach the Pasabagi Valley by public transport with many stops.


Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia


Fairy Chimneys in Paşabağı (Priests) Valley - Cappadocia


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