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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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  • tall people may be forced, a little creepy, but still you should see, while fear of closed area should not enter those, some tunnels are too narrow.
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  • Ticket counter and the gate at the entrance of the underground city and visiting the souvenir thing surrounded by many shops. Less nutrition looks good but not a dog walk and waddle. I try to say the underground cities were taken deep into the most underground until the 4-story underground up to 15 m per. I'm so not dangerous remains is on the nearly 50 meters underground aquifer, but tourists from. Bump head much lower ceilings, and I even locations, was recommended to wear a hat for injury prevention. It's unlikely to get lost on the road in the dark, light is on permanently. They showed us, wine cellar, kitchen, Church of Christ. Said has said that to escape the persecution of the Roman Empire the early Christians hid are recently becoming being denied this theory. It found no evidence that fleeing from persecution were so there are underground city itself is from BC and was inhabited by Christians in the process and there's.
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  • Derinkuyuda amazing. On your trip really is part of Cappadocia. So amazing and exciting. All my life I have never been so deep below the ground. It was a very different experience. The balloon tour was a thousand times more enjoyable experience. He built a city so interesting and superhuman that narrow aisle as you go under the ground with Twitter. 4-story underground bunker built a city or. Inside, there are caves have large rooms have a kitchen underground stone doors and blackened the walls of the cave fired cuisine is really interesting. But despite the dark and narrow place phobic ones lights. Although it is not a phobia as you go downstairs very tense. I admired to the underground city. An amazing achievement. It was a small yet a huge city of the personality this time too short inside alone. No it wasn't enough for me. It's too crowded. Field is narrow and no longer in inceleyemeden the people of cat-and-mouse ... I was very disturbed. . Done.
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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.