Part of a day tour, after a drive over the arid high Anatolian steppe we arrive at a green valley that suddenly appears to our left. The entry to the Ihlara Valley/Gorge is by way of 360 steps from the rim of the plateau to the floor of the valley.
We visit the curious Agaçalti underground church, then continue on a lovely 4 km (2 and a half miles) walk along beside the Melediz River. Half way down we see wonen digging up and sacking poatoes. Where are the men? Probably resting at the local coffee shop. At the end of the hike is an attractive riverside restaurant. This is our lunch stop and we are given a choice of several menu items. I request the grilled whole fish, which is excellent. In spite of the restaurant being crowded, the service is fast and with a few Efes under our belts, it makes for a very pleasant respite.
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