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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  • Visited both underground cities in one day. For 100 lira, this is not worth it. Go down a lot of stairs and come out in a couple large rooms but that was it. You dont get to go down 8 different...  more »
  • If you want to do some underground city exploration, this is a great place to visit. Many rooms, passageways, and tunnels to traverse and photograph, and good exercise as well! :) This is said to be.....  more »
  • Been there twice and did not feel any less excited even second time. One of the marvels of ancient world which takes you hundreds of years back in time.  more »

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