Ihlara Valley, nestled in Aksaray and renowned as the gateway to Cappadocia, remains a magnet for tourists, drawing both local and international visitors. As the second-largest canyon valley globally, it has a variety of natural wonders, including the Melendiz Stream. In 2023, the valley welcomed 600,000 visitors.
Ihlara Valley in Aksaray, renowned for its rich historical and cultural heritage, sees a growing number of visitors annually.
The world's second-largest canyon valley, boasting a 14-kilometer descent accessed by a 382-step staircase, attracts attention with its natural splendor and diverse ecosystem, housing hundreds of plant and animal species.
Ihlara, a natural canyon valley formed by lava from Mount Hasan, harbors 105 churches and approximately 10,000 caves, underscoring its rich historical and architectural significance.