Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Caverns & Caves
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At one time up to 20,000 people lived in this underground city carved 18 storeys deep into the Cappadocia earth. Today, 8 floors of rooms, tunnels and passageways are open for public viewing.
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Mattymatt78
Cape Coral, FL21 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
The cave was kind of interesting but tour guide didn't know much about it's origins. I am pretty tall and i couldn't stand up for the majority of the tour due to low ceilings and i had to crab walk through some of the passages just to get through. Not a good tour for large, tall or elderly people. Also this is NOT a city. It is a refuge. Basically a bunch of small rooms joined by smaller tunnels. No large impressive areas.
Written 18 January 2022
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Sean M.
Blantyre, Malawi403 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Derinkuyu is a fascinating underground city that is worth a visit while in Cappadocia. However be warned that the experience can be physically strenuous due to the need to ascend and descend steep and narrow staircases going down as far as 85m (approx. 300ft) underground. A tall person like myself did a range of minor damage with bruises and scratches to my head.
Written 17 January 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia11,396 contributions
Aug. 2021
Derinkuyu is the biggest underground town in the area, however I wasn't that impressed with it. Maybe because we visited Kaymakli first which is smaller but far more interesting with much more rooms and tunnels than Derinkuyu.
Both of them had similar purpose - to provide shelter for people living above them. They could accommodate around 20.000 people with their live stock, food supplies, water, etc...
Be informed that visiting both of them requires good health and mobility conditions, as there're many steps, narrow passageways with reduced height and uneven terrain.
Written 14 October 2021
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harlemfamily
New York City, NY644 contributions
Jul. 2021
Very enjoyable - but really intense... Narrow passageways and you go really far down. I was ok with most of it but the graves - wow that was spooky. We did this underground city after the one in Kayamalki - which was a good order. Because we did in this order we did not get a guide - we think this was a good way to do it!
Written 29 July 2021
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Aaron G
Los Angeles, CA221 contributions
Mar. 2021
If you want a unique experience, then any of Cappadocia's underground cities will fill the bill. The fact that Derinkuyu exists at all is amazing. I highly recommend it... just watch your head, as many of the passageways are so small you have to bend over in half to get through. Not for the claustrophobic or faint of heart.
Written 18 April 2021
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OmairShahid
Karachi, Pakistan329 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Family
We went there in march it's a 1 hour ride from goreme it's a unique experience how people used to live underground it's has 6 floors pathways are very small and narrow you have to bend down to cross it some area you have to sit and walk to get to the other side would recommend it if you are in to historical places but if any one is claustrophobic than I wouldn't recommend them as it's very small and narrow.
Written 9 March 2021
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bjkahansen
Cape Town, South Africa105 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Couples
This seems to be a more established underground city in the area: well-defined paths with what felt like sterilized spaces. Seemed less interesting than Kaymakli underground city, but also less claustrophobic with larger spaces and more lighting.
Written 30 November 2020
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Kurtis
Trabzon, Turkey23 contributions
Aug. 2020
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 stories and look at different rooms. We were there for 15 minutes and really had seen everything there was to see.
Written 28 August 2020
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Jeanie
3 contributions
Jul. 2020
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 the deepest underground city in Cappadocia, and I counted 220 steps from the lowest to the highest point, but of course there are many other stairways involved if you desire to poke around.
Written 23 July 2020
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Jahanzeb
32 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
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.
Written 21 February 2020
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