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Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Underground City Tour

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    After picking you up from your hotel, your tour starts with visiting the Derinkuyu Underground City which is one of the best preserved and deep subterranean towns of the region. Extended eight levels into the earth and carved from the soft volcanic stone, this troglodyte cave city was expanded by the inhabitants of the region over the centuries, since various marauding armies traversed Central Anatolia in search of captives or plunder continually.

    You will then continue on to the dramatic Ihlara Valley gorge to begin your 4 km hike through this longest, and the most green valley of Cappadocia. During the hike along the Melendiz Stream which carved the volcanic valley throughout millenias, you will view secluded Byzantine cave churches that are hewn all around by the Orthodox hermits of the middle ages. Upon the end of the hike you will have a delicious lunch at a local restaurant on the banks of the Melendiz Stream in Belisirma Village. After lunch, you will have a look at the "Selime Monastery” (or a large Byzantine mansion), carved from 13th century. After this stunning tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
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    Reviewed 21 January 2019

    Must do this tour. It will amaze you how they lived underground and the city they built to survive. This is great tour everyone must see and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Well worth it.

    Date of experience: December 2018
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