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Kaymaklı Underground City
- Kaymaklı Underground City
- Alt Name:
- Ancient Rome
- 300AD - 399AD
- Cappadocia Underground Cities, Derinkuyu Underground City,
about Kaymaklı Underground City
Kaymaklı Underground City is one of the most famous of the Cappadocia underground cities in the Nevsehir province of central Turkey. Built by early Christians to protect them from religious persecution, Kaymaklı Underground City is an elaborate labyrinth of tunnels and caves and is probably the widest of the underground cities.
Like all of these underground cities, the most impressive aspect of the Kaymaklı Underground City is the organised, structured and comprehensive nature of the complex. It had everything from living space, stables and communal kitchens to a church and a graveyard as well as being well fortified to protect its inhabitants. The Kaymaklı Underground City also has an inordinate number of storage rooms.
Kaymaklı Underground City is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is unclear when the city was actually constructed, but the earliest Christians were living in the area from the 4th century. Incredibly well-preserved and maintained, this is a fascinating site to visit and the tour takes around 2 hours.
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Address: Kaymaklı Underground City, Route D765, Nevşehir, Turkey
Phone: (384) 278 25 00
Cappadocia is in central Anatolia. By bus, it is around 12 hours to Neveshir from Istanbul or Izmir or 5 hours from Ankara or 4 hours from Konya. If you fly in to Kayseri, just an hour away, you can reach Ürgüp, Göreme and Nevşehir with shuttle buses, but these must be pre-booked via your tour operator or ask your hotel.
Kaymaklı Underground City is open daily from 8am-7pm (5pm winter). Entry costs 15TL. Most people visit via organized tours. An individual private tour of Kaymakli costs around €30 per person.
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