Location: 38.67 N, 34.86 E

Elevation: 1.064 m


Zelve is situated on the northern slopes of Aktepe. The ruins at Zelve are spread over three valleys, which also house many pointed fairy chimneys with large stems. Zelve was an important settlement and religious area during the 9th and 13th centuries. The valley was inhabited until 1952.

Photo: Rolf Cosar                                                                                                                                                  Zelve, 22.05.2009