Derinkuyu Underground City

Tourist information and guide to Derinkuyu Underground City in Derinkuyu Village, Cappadocia, Turkey



Derinkuyu Underground City is one of the deepest and most fascinating multilevel underground settlements of Cappadocia and also can be considered as an engineering wonder. Located in the Derinkuyu Village, Derinkuyu Underground City is also one most popular places to see in Cappadocia.




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. 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.




It is very exciting to imagine that how people lived here. The oxygen ratio never changes no matter at what level you are. A visit to Derinkuyu Underground City is a must on your Cappadocia holidays. It will take about an hour for you to visit all the Derinkuyu Underground City. Visitors having claustrophobia are not recommended to enter the underground city.


How to Get to Derinkuyu Underground City?

Derinkuyu Underground City is situated in Derinkuyu Village. About 46,2 km. from Avanos, 35,3 km. from Goreme, 31,3 km. from Uchisar and 41,7 km. from Urgup. It is better to visit Kaymakli Underground City via Cappadocia excursions or your private/rented car.


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