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“underground city”(131 reviews)
“four floors”(8 reviews)
“low ceilings”(10 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Derinkuyu seems to be a better choice than Kaymakli underground city if you have to make a decision to only visit one. Since i had the tourist pass and a car, it allowed me entry into both underground cities. Of course there are still hundreds...More

3  Thank Malcolm_See
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This may appeal to some travellers but for me it was awful. At 6' 5", it was the worst experience of my life given that you have to be no taller than 5' 6" to be able to stand up straight, and even then you...More

3  Thank otolith
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was with a tour group and the guide made this a great trip. He explained how different areas were used, food storage, water, wine, etc... He also told how it was hidden and the entrances had fighting positions and was to close off the...More

Thank scotttU2747HV
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is not meant for all. Fascinating place to visit. The way the caves were dug out and the explanations from the guide on how people lived here on a day to day basis is really fascinating. There are 4 levels. The 1st level...More

Thank Icecubzdacool
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing underground cave city - has to be a must-see. Dug by hand hundreds (thousands?) of years ago, and a labyrinth of tunnels and rooms which goes down multiple levels. I believe there are 10 levels in all, but you can only visit the top...More

Thank nijifrank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place, there are 5 levels / floors open to the public, expect small tunnels to crouch through and uneven steps, proper little rabbits warren.

Thank HungryGirlNCL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience to go underground and imagine the lives of the people who created this underground city with houses and churches, kitchens and ventilation shafts. Narrow passageways and stairs. great experience.

Thank FaizalP61
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It's amazing to see what people do and how they lived in an underground citiy hundreds of years ago.

Thank Fırat Ö
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The tunnel is narrow and low. You have to bend down and even walk with bent kneels, not for 1 or 2 meters, but 20. The air inside is not stuffy, but with a large group, you can imagine the feeling. Light is enough for...More

Thank paulatToronto
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

It’s amazing to think that these underground cities were built without construction machinery. Extending several floors into the ground, they provided a safe harbour for the population during conflict, with sophisticated ventilation shafts and complete with kitchens, stables, wineries and churches. Do go and see...More

Thank 839SaraH839
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

This if u are in the city of cappadocia Then I do recommend a visit to this site but only with a guide We had a very good guide that we were able to spend about an hour explaining the history and uses of each...More

Thank themanthemyth1688
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

At first it was interesting but in the middle of the underground city i felt very bad. The tunnel is very small, there were a lot of people and there was no air. I got panicked. It was the first time in my life that...More

Thank Kejsi94
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8 November 2018|
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Response from FaizalP61 | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling with your own transport - time the visit either early or at lunch time otherwise the cite will be packed with tour groups.