Formerly know as the “Monks’ Valley” (Rahipler valley). Many fairy chimneys with multiple stems and caps, some housing chapels and living areas can be found here,This style is unique to this area. A chapel dedicated to St. Simeon, and a hermit’s shelter are built into one such fairy chimney with three tops. The entrance of the cell,which can be reached through a chimney like narrow tunnel, that is decorated with antithetical crosses.
St.Simeon was living in seclusion near Aleppo in Syria during the 5th century, and rumours began spreading that he began to live at the top of a 2m high column, and later moved to one 15m in height. From there he only descended occasionally to get the food and drink brought by his disciples.
The hermist of Cappadocia distanced themselves from the world by cutting into fairy chimneys rather than living on top of columns. They hollowed out the chimneys from top to bottom creating rooms 10-15m high. They lay on beds made from rock, fed by locals via buckets that were lifted by ropes to their loftty perches.