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Kaymakli, Nevsehir

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Explore the tunnels of the underground city of Kaymakli. First opened to tourists in 1964, this city consists of houses constructed around nearly 100 tunnels, extending eight stories below ground. During your exploration of the four floors open to visitors, note that each space is organized around ventilation shafts, and many of the tunnels are still being used as storage areas, stables, and cellars. One of the largest underground settlements in the region, the tunnels are thought have supported up to 3,500 people. Visit the stables on the first floor, the church on the second floor, the storage areas, kitchens, and wine and oil presses on the third floor, and the even more extensive storage rooms filled with earthenware jars on the fourth floor. Hire one of the tour guides at the entrance of the city to help you understand the significance of the tunnels and what you see, as there are no posted information boards within the tunnels. Those with high blood pressure or a fear of small spaces may want to avoid the lower levels, as the tunnels are small and the ceilings were built low to ward off persecutors. To visit Kaymakli and get the most from your holiday in Nevsehir, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nevsehir itinerary maker.
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  • It is one of the many underground cities in the region of Capadocia, Anatolia Central, Turkey. I did the tour with a tour and was incredible not suitable for people with claustrophobia! I don't remember the meters but there comes a time when one steps truly deep in the city. Full of history... not you can visit Cappadocia and not go to this place. '
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  • be sure to visit Cappadocia region, you should stop by the kaymaklı underground city where a good place to warm in the winter cool in the summer population there do not go without
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  • A wonderful underground city in Cappadocia. Is said to be five times, only the first ten floors open to the public. Very narrow and occasionally leaning passable with the hallway. Covered area if you don't have a fear, definitely a must-see historic sights. Visit Derinkuyudan more comfortable.
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  • Well another great adventure in Turkey Me my wife and out 8 month old spend about 2 hours underground. It wasn't to hot and by taking our time and several water / baby feeding breaks it worked out well. Several time we sat down in a random cave to take a break. This really made imagining living here come to life. Great piece of history Path is well put together and well kept. Not to crowded the day we went. Not for those who don't like small spaces, however even carrying a baby kangaroo style there is room for the adventurous
  • Visited this historical underground city in dec 2012. Amazing place.
  • Historically interesting and worthy of a short tour of the ancient shelter used as far back as perhaps the Hittites - most definitely the early Christians
  • Fascinating history. Tunnels require crouching quite low. Spaces get tight. Not for the claustrophobic. 20TL admission. Kids under 12 are free.
  • Great view, long time ago hide underground city, have deep 7 floor. Must be go here.