Cappadocia Underground Cities are the unique areas of Cappadocia that should not be missed. The underground cities are carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels.
It is believed that the underground city was built as a shelter that is not to be seen from above, for the Christian community to escape from the pressure of the Roman Empire and Arabs.
Cappadocia’s Must See Underground Cities
There are more than 200 underground cities in the Cappadocia region. The Underground Cities of Kaymakli and Derinkuyu the most popular and visited ones.
Kaymakli Underground City in Kaymakli
Kaymakli Underground City has 8 levels underground (only 4 are open) carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels. Visitors may visit stalls, stables, stores, refectories, churches, wineries, kitchens and the other sections. Continue reading…
Derinkuyu Underground City in Derinkuyu
Derinkuyu Underground City has 8 levels underground carved from the soft volcanic stone that are connected with each other by narrow tunnels. Visitors may visit stables, cellars, storage areas, refectories, churches and wineries that all intertwined in an extensive network of tunnels. Also visitors may see the missionary school and study rooms on the second floor. Continue reading…
Mazi Underground City in Mazi
Mazi Underground City is located in Mazi Village, near Urgup. The entrance of the Mazi Underground City is covered with an ornamented huge stone. There are four entry points to the underground city. Travelers may see the stalls, rooms, stores, wineries, kitchens and the other sections of the underground city carved from the soft volcanic stone.