PLACES TO VISIT IN CAPPADOCIA

DERINKUYU UNDERGROUND CITY

Derinkuyu Underground City

There are 34 underground cities in Cappadocia region and Derinkuyu is the deepest one out of them. You can reach 60 meters below the ground in this underground city. Derinkuyu has all the classical sections of all the other underground cities such as wineries, stables, storage sections, cellars, refectories and churches. The city also has a unique room in the second level that was used a religious school to teach Christianity to the kids not only in the enemy times but also in the peace times. There is a big tunnel about 100 meters between the third and seventh levels which leads to a cruciform church, cemetery, water well and the bottom of the ventilation shaft.

The underground city has a total of 7 levels even though not all of the levels are completely excavated. The city could probably accommodate between 5000 and 8000 people at a time with a maximum time of 1 month.

Some Tips

Derinkuyu Underground City is 40 km far from Goreme center, 50 km far from Urgup town and 55km far from Avanos town. If you would like to visit this place on your own, you can use public buses departing from Goreme bus station. Firstly, you need to reach up to Nevsehir city center and change the bus for Derinkuyu town. It will take over 1 hour to get to the underground city by public buses. It will be same for the guest who are staying in Urgup , Avanos or Uchisar hotels, they need to arrive at Nevsehir city center then they need to catch another bus for the underground city. There is an entrance fee of 42 Turkish Lira per person for the underground city. The GPS Coordinates of the city is 38°22'22.7″N 34°44'01.5″E.

We offer Private Derinkuyu Underground City Tours for 50 Euro per person including professionally licensed English speaking guide, entrance ticket and transportation. We also have Small Group Green Tour Tour and Private Green Cappadocia Tour visiting Derinkuyu Underground City.