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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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  • Kaymakli underground city is located in the town of kaymakli in 20-30 minutes from Göreme. Better and more fun to just explore the attraction independently. As excursion groups pass route very quickly. At the entrance, of course, offer guide services. The elderly and people afraid of confined spaces can be difficult to explore this city. The city has many stairs, narrow tunnels, have to go vnaklonku. But the underground city is quite interesting. You can explore the nooks and crannies. Need a lamp. On the upper floors are cool in winter, on the lower floors of the warmer, even quite warm in winter. In some floors too wet. In General, the premises rather monotonous, rooms are not very big. To explore open several floors. During our examination, passed by us a few tour groups, therefore, conclude that the excursion groups pass route very quickly. Overall, our examination of the underground city took about 2:00.
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  • Wonderful experience to see how they lived in underground cities the first inhabitants on the dawn of Constantinople.
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  • Kaymaklı underground city is a place that you should not miss the caves. It is worth about 2000 years history, a historical artifact
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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.