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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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Derinkuyu, Turkey
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My wife and I visited the Derinkuyu Underground City in March 2014 and we really enjoyed it. We didn’t find it challenging at all, and it was amazing how a city had been carved out of the rock. We did a day trip from Istanbul...More

5  Thank 1800hammer
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Not sure why this is more visited than Kaymakli, which I found to be a lot more interesting. My guide book says Derinkuyu has 8 excavated floors, but only 4 are open (same as Kaymakli). Also, if you are claustrophobic, things here are much more...More

7  Thank bill_shadow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are the caves where 25000 people used to live for protection from enemies.these are caves where you descend from one room to another and you hardly know that you are descending floors, except in one or two areas. Light and air is good you...More

Thank manjula72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best thing you should do in cappadocia, it’s a very interesting experience to discover how people here used to live underground, honestly, there is nothing here left in the underground caves, no painting, crafting or even any furniture, still walking down to...More

Thank Compass816882
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the biggest surpise of our trip to Cappadocia. Going through all the tunnels leading to the various levels of ancient civilisation and learning unique things about the civilisation will make this trip a great experience. Please note this is not recommended for those...More

Thank Biju N
Reviewed 24 September 2018

this experience should not be missed. However be warned it needs a lot of climbing up and down long stairs with very low ceilings, so don't go in far if you have knee problems or bad back problems. Also don't go in smart clothes unless...More

Thank ToneController
Reviewed 12 September 2018

this place is not for claustrophonic, some passage way specially going to the lowest level would require bending on a narrow incline tunnel. Not for people with heart problem sometimes you need to climb faster as some passageway are only one way and other groups...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

After i read the reviews here, i was worry because of my height. Since i m 190cm. However, it wasn’t that hard to navigate around. Once u pass tunnels or stairs rooms were spacious. It takes about 45min tour.

Thank Hakan S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Built over hundreds of years and multi levels, this cave system is worth seeing. Gives a real interesting insight to how people hid in times of crisis and sheltered from the heat and cold. If you are obese you might have trouble getting through these...More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We visited here on the recommendation of our guidebook and were not disappointed. As stated in other reviews, this is not for those with heart problems or claustrophobia. There were loads of very narrow and steep stairs as well as low ceiling heights in many...More

1  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 5 August 2018

There are many underground cities in the area it is important to note that people did not live in them. They were means of defence and escape from enemies.These were places of refuge from the Romans in the very early Christian Era before Constantine. In...More

Thank Spike009
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A unique and concluded place! You can navigate around the city via narrow tunnels with painstaking designs. Note that the ceiling can be low at times, so watch out for your head. The atmosphere inside the city is cool even in the apex and heat...More

Thank Anas H
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26 July 2015|
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Response from Polymers | Reviewed this property |
In fact the problem deals with the size of the body. In some cases the path is so narrow that it was extremely difficult for me to fit, being 1,93 m tall and weighing 120 kg. Of course there are many steps to climb... More
25 March 2015|
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Response from DRodriguezOlivari | Reviewed this property |
i bought from the goreme open air museum - excellent value for money. The Museum Pass allows you to visit the so called “7 Wonders of Cappadocia”. The price of the card is 45 TL (15 Euros) and is valid for three consecutive... More
17 February 2015|
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Response from Gunshy36 | Reviewed this property |
I posted an answer, but it depends on whether you are free-wheeling, on a personal tour, or a "package tour." We utilized a last-minute tour set up thru our hotel, and it could not have been better! Admission and guide's... More