Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu Underground City

Approximately 36 underground cities are known to be located in the Cappadocia region. The largest of them is the underground city of Derinkuyu. This underground town is built in 8 floors. This is one of the most touristous spots in Cappadocia. This underground city was opened to tourism and visitors in 1967. Nowadays, the Ministry of Tourism is being maintained and operated.The underground city, known to be structured during the first Hittite period, has eight floors today. This underground city, which Hittites built and used for centuries, was also used by Romans and Byzantines after Hittites.Built to meet the needs of thousands of people, such as shelter, food and drink and defense, the underground city of Derinkuyu is open every day of the year. You can visit this wonderful architectural monument with Cappadocia tours.

In order to provide general information about the structure of this underground city, there is a cafeteria, a church, a winery, a cellar, a barn, study rooms, sleeping rooms and a burial chamber. On the first floor of the underground city there is a barn. There are hollow-out caves for animal feed and water drinking. On the second floor there are living rooms. There is also a kitchen, winery and grape-crushing sites on this floor. Water and supply tanks are available on the third floor. On the fourth floor there are also supply warehouses and rooms. There’s a ventilation chimney on the fifth floor. As we continue to walk through the city, it is possible to see the church, the water wells and the burial chambers. The eighth floor is also a place where the ventilation chimney is located.

Derinkuyu underground cityThe Turkish meaning of Derinkuyu is deep well. The name of this underground city is given by the countless water wells located in the 52 meters deep. The deepest floor open to the visit is 50 meters deep. When crossing this section, it is necessary to pass through narrow tunnels. It is not appropriate to visit for those who are claustrophobic. It is possible to visit this underground city, which is one of the most mysterious and interesting architectural structures in the world, with Turkey tours.

The underground city of Derinkuyu is on the highway of Nevşehir-Nadde. Derinkuyu Underground City, which is 29 km away from Nevsehir, is one of the places where hundreds of tourists visit each year. The church and missionary school here bears traces of the Byzantine period. The total number of floors and the depth of the fully unknown Derinkuyu underground city has a large area.You can visit this awesome place with Cappadocia Day tours.