Hike to the market (Göreme-Ortahisar to Ürgüp)

Duration: 4h
Languages: English
Guru: Sarah
Registered on September 16, 2022

I'm a New Zealand-born artist. I have a special interest in textile art and i sculpture from found objects. After many journeys I've settled in beautiful Cappadocia, an opportunity to live in a new culture in this amazing landscape.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Meet the guide at the bus stop and take  the local bus to the top of the hill. (10 lira) Walk to Hallaç Manastır (Hospital Monastery) and explore the 1000 year old cave ruins. 

Continue walking down Ortahisar Valley through farmland and orchards to reach Ürgüp’s bustling local outdoor market. The hike is approximately 6.5 km, dusty (or snowy/muddy in winter) a moderate level of fitness is required. 

At the market we’ll refresh ourselves with a glass of tea, then go shopping. You will find everything a Turkish household needs: fresh vegetables and fruit, local cheeses, preserves and dried fruits plus clothes, shoes and all kinds of things useful for the current season. It’s a lively social hub. Bring a pocketful of small money, chat with the stall holders and stock up on snacks. 

The tour ends at the market. The guide will give you suggestions for other things to explore in Ürgüp and will show you where to catch the local bus back to Göreme or on to Mustafapaşa.   

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  • Meeting point:
    Gafferli mahallesi, Müze Cd. No:38, 5...
    Gafferli mahallesi, Müze Cd. No:38, 50180 Göreme/Goreme/Nevşehir, Turkey
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    Meet at the local bus stop (Ürgüp/Avanos Durağı) at the corner of Müze Cadessi and Adnan Menderes Cadessi near Gurme Kebab Restaurant. The guide will have a denim cap and a little red bag

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.