The service gathering area for the Moonlight Cappadocia walk is in front of the Royal Balloon in the center of Göreme. Transportation to the Göreme assembly area: Click for the sketch.
Note: Just in front of the Royal Balloon is the meeting point. You can contact us at +090 537 492 5780 for any questions about the event.
Note: All participants are obliged to provide transportation to the meeting point by their own means.
After the meeting, the participants are transferred to the "Çavuşin-Hiking starting point" with the free shuttle service provided by the organization.
After the walk is over, the participants are transferred back to the first meeting point in Göreme with the same shuttle.
Are you ready to witness Cappadocia's enchanting valleys under the moon light, discover the miracles of the history and the nature?
Moonlight Cappadocia, a joint event by Uzunetap and Argos Culture and Arts, has been held for the very first time in 2015 and continues in full flow in 2023!
In this memorable experience which will be carried out in every month's full moon night, an enjoyable trek on the most impressive valleys of Cappadocia as well as a soul-touching mini concert in the Kolonlu Kilise (Columned Church) awaits in each month's full moon. Guided walks of Moonlight Cappadocia offer an unforgettable experience with delightful pauses, treats and music.
Moonlight Cappadocia will take place on the full moon night of each month. Please find below the dates for 2023.
7 April 2023, Friday
6 May 2023, Saturday
3 June 2023, Saturday
1 July 2023, Saturday
4 August 2023, Friday
2 September 2023, Saturday
30 September 2023, Saturday
28 October 2023, Saturday
*The organisation reserves the right to cancel the event in case of any natural disaster, heavy rain, bad weather conditions that could risk the security of the event and the participants. In case of cancellation, the participants will be informed 2 hours before the event by the latest and will get the full refund.
During the activity, comfortable trousers and walking shoes should prefer. Considering the temperature differences between day and night in Cappadocia, it is recommended to have a sweatshirt/coat suitable for the season with you. It may be helpful to get a small backpack to keep your hands free while hiking. At the start point of the walk, water and a flashlight will be provided to participants. You can bring as much additional water as you need.
In the summer program, the moon will begin to appear around 20:00 and will gradually rise.
With the sunset, after completing the registrations, we will take the shuttles to Çavuşin Güllüdere starting point. After an hour walk with our guide, we will stop at Haçlı Kilise (Church with the Cross), a 10th century building to see Cappadocia in a way we have probably never seen before. A very delightful mini concert will be waiting for us in Kolonlu Kilise (Columned Church). After a 40 minutes light walk to Kızıl Vadi (Red Valley), the shuttles will take us back to Göreme.
Let's savor the serenity and mystery of Cappadocia together under the moon light!
Participants must come to the meeting point by their own means. For detailed information, you can visit our transportation page.
|20:30 - 21:00||»||Meeting in front of Göreme, Royal Balloon, registrations (Click for map.)|
|21:00 – 21:15||»||Transfer to start point (Göreme – Çavuşin Entrance Güllüdere 2)|
|21:30 – 22:30||»||Güllüdere 2 – Church with the Cross walk (approx. 1 hour)|
|22:30 – 22:45||»||Church with the Cross break|
|22:45 – 23:00||»||Church with the Cross – Columned Church walk (15 minutes)|
|23:00 – 23:20||»||Concert and drinks in Columned Church|
|23:25 – 24:00||»||Columned Church – Red Valley walk (40 minutes)|
|24:00||»||Red Valley – Göreme Transfer|
• The event fee is 650₺. Online registration is under the registration tab.
• The capacity for the event is limited to 40 participants.
• The participants must be 18+. Younger participants must be accompanied by their parents.
• The organisation reserves the right to cancel the event in case of any natural disaster, heavy rain, bad weather conditions that could risk the security of the event and the participants. In case of cancellation, the participants will be informed 2 hours before the event by the latest and will get the full refund.
• For participants under the age of 18, parents must fill out a waiver form.
Moonlight Cappadocia route has an approximately 3.5 km long hiking trail of beginner-intermediate difficulty with ups and downs in the valley.
The walk starts from Çavuşin region and ends at Güllüdere, Haçlı Church, Colonlu Church, and Kızılvadi cruise hill.
The walking route has the characteristics of the Cappadocia region's ground; the soil is generally soft and bumpy. Therefore, non-slip walking shoes that wrap around the ankle should be preferred when going on a walking tour.