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Things to do in Göreme

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Transportation
“goreme bus station is a walking distance to our hotel and has direct buses to many cities around Turkey!! Nevsehir Seyahat is our family company and we love you to mention our hotel name at the office for your special care!!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“UNESCO World Heritage Site including cave churches dating back to the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great place to try mezes, borek (filo-type pastry filled with different fillings), çorba (soup - try the lentil çorba) or any of their grills. Small, friendly place with indoor and outdoor tables. Refik the owner is one of the nicest people in Goreme and will always make you welcome. Previously located on the main street, in 2019 he moved the restaurant to his family home located in caves near the entrance to Pigeon Valley (follow the signs). Tell him Lisa sent you and you will be treated like a long lost friend.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top Deck is my personal favourite restaurant in Goreme for a special evening meal. The restaurant is in a small cave giving it a wonderful cosy ambiance. Here you will find excellent food (I highly recommend the meze platter and their roast lamb!) and great service with a superb English-speaking waiter. No doubt the friendly owner and head chef, Mustafa, will drop by your table to welcome you at some stage during your evening. This is a small and popular restaurant - reservations are usually required. (We can arrange this on your behalf).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Zelve is a wonderful, less-crowded alternative to the Goreme Open Air Museum. An abandoned cave village, it was once the larges community in the area. Spend an easy 2 hours here exploring in peace.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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  • 2 locals recommend
Kebab Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Excellent Turkish food and friendly English-speaking staff. Dine in the cave, or enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in their courtyard. The fresh bread baked in their own wood-fired oven is the best!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“The valleys surrounding our town are amazing! You can find a variety of hiking trails to explore or join one of Irfan's horseback tours if you want to cover more ground in a unique way - Cappadocia is known as "Land of the Beautiful Horses" after all... ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food Court
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
“ Cappadocia is unique with his formation geographic and troglodyte habitation”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This a set menu local restaurant where the owner buys and cooks everything fresh every day.Vegetarian options are available and booking essential as its always busy ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Dünya harikası ve tarihi ile içinde görkeminden kaybolacağınız maceraları görmek için adresiniz”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Top Deck is my personal favourite restaurant in Goreme for a special evening meal. The restaurant is in a small cave giving it a wonderful cosy ambiance. Here you will find excellent food (I highly recommend the meze platter and their roast lamb!) and great service with a superb English-speaking waiter. No doubt the friendly owner and head chef, Mustafa, will drop by your table to welcome you at some stage during your evening. This is a small and popular restaurant - reservations are usually required. (We can arrange this on your behalf).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Kebab Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Excellent Turkish food and friendly English-speaking staff. Dine in the cave, or enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in their courtyard. The fresh bread baked in their own wood-fired oven is the best!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This a set menu local restaurant where the owner buys and cooks everything fresh every day.Vegetarian options are available and booking essential as its always busy ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food Court
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Wide range of Turkish and western food including Kebabs and hamburgers, snacks and main meals . Always reliable . Great 'Pottery Kebab'”
  • 1 local recommends

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