Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Derinkuyu

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Go on a journey below the surface of the Earth at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, a place that once housed up to 20,000 people. This elaborate subterranean complex dates back to about the 7th century BCE and has been used as a refuge from raiders and invaders even in modern times. It descends eight floors and includes a church and a school, together with living quarters, stables, storage rooms, and manufacturing facilities. You can also see the ingenious air and water supply systems. The chambers and passageways are well-lit, but often narrow and with low ceilings, so anyone suffering from claustrophobia might experience discomfort. Take the guesswork out of planning a Derinkuyu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Derinkuyu underground city is a must visit if in Cappadocia. It gives an incredible glimpse into the lives, struggles, triumph and ingenuity of the people there. Take a guided tour if possible, it...  more »
  • This is a must visit and earlier in the day, the better. We were advised by our hotel manager to get there as soon as the place opened up to avoid crowds so we got there at 9:00 am. We were the first....  more »
  • The Derinkuyu underground city is a multi-level ancient refuge about 40 kilometers from Goreme, in Nevşehir Province. Out of the 36 known underground cities in the Cappadocia region, Derinkuyu is the....  more »
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