Derinkuyu Underground City Overview

Derinkuyu Underground City is the deepest underground place in the Cappadocia region goes down to a depth of almost 85 meters. The brilliantly created city is a gigantic labyrinth of cave-like rooms which also boast an impressive ventilation system, secret entrances, and connecting passageways. A veritable city, this underground wonder also comprises churches, schools, wine cellars, and much more.

The places to visit in Cappadocia fascinate every traveler, and Derinkuyu Underground City is one such arrestingly interesting place. Travel to Turkey, and Derinkuyu Underground City becomes a must-visit. It is the deepest underground city in Cappadocia going 60 meters under the ground.

This underground city has passages, tunnels, stepped pits, and corridors that link family rooms and communal spaces that are well planned with wells, chimneys for air circulation, niches for oil lamps, stores, water tanks, and stables where people and their cattle can stay protected for months from enemy attacks.

Even more interesting is that there are even places to safely protect the dead corpses until they can be found a suitable place to bury later.


Derinkuyu district, Nevşehir Province, Turkey


35 TL | $ 6.00


8.00 am - 7.00 pm in summer and 8.00 am - 5.00 pm in winter

Best Time to Visit:

April - June; September & October


• Take a tour of this mind blowing underground city that is also the deepest of its kind in the Cappadocia region and goes almost 85 meters below the ground
• Explore the elaborate criss-cross of maze like rooms that also boast brilliant workmanship with a next level ventilation system, stealthy entrances, and connecting passageways
• Walk through the extremely well-illuminated passages to the different areas of the city including its churches, schools, livestock, food storage places, graveyards, and wine cellars.
• Many other communal places where the residents would come together to dine, meet, and worship
• Be mesmerized by the fascinating presence of a river below the city that happened to supply water here
• Admire the wonderful system of irrigation that would supply water to each level and which remains in intact condition even after so many thousands of years
• Marvel at the unbelievable architecture and rich history of the place that was built by the Christians to hide during raids

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Normal Timings:
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
Normal Timings:
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
Normal Timings:
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM
Normal Timings:
08:00 AM to 04:15 PM

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