Underground City Tour – Half Day

HighlightsUchisar Castle + Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu Underground City
Tour TypePrivate Tour
DepartureEver Morning and Afternoon
Duration09:30am to 12:30pm & 13:00pm to 16:00pm
TransportationLuxury van
PRICE (Per person)EUR 40
Price NotesMentioned Price is per person and guarantee depart is for minimum two people reservation, please ask special price if you are more.
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You have limited time in Cappadocia! and you dont have full day for the all day tours! or you like to visit only Underground Cities with Licanced Guide!, Half day Underground City tour is the best option for you. Under Ground Cities are the one of the most important places to visit in Cappadocia.

We collect you from your hotel in Cappadocia by Luxery-Van and firstly we drive you to Uchisar Castle and give you general information about Cappadocia. Then we drive you to one of the most popular Underground cities in Cappadocia, Derinkuyu or Kaymakli anyone you like to visit. After our visit with guiding servise we drive you back to your hotel in Cappadocia.

Underground Cities

Cappadocian Guide1Cappadocian Guide3Among the most interesting cultural assets of Cappadocia are the underground cities hollowed out of the soft volcanic tufa.

Cappadocia was frequently subjected to foreign raids, and for this reason the underground cities were built to act as short term refuges in times of denger…

Kaymakli Underground City

x11136Kaymakli Underground city is built under the hill knowns as the Citadel of Kaymakli. Its 35km distance to Goreme, 45km distance to Urgüp and Avanos.

The houses of Kaymakli Underground City are constructed around the underground city’s tunnels, of which there are tens. The local people still use these tunnels to reach the underground rooms which are used as stables, cellars and food stores. This city differs in terms of plan, structure and organisation from the one at Derinkuyu, The tunnels are preserved as excavated, the living rooms are centered around the ventilation shafts.

kaymaklı35In the storage section of the city is a large block of andezit with a relief texture earlier assumed to be a grinding stone for spices, Recent research, however, has proved that this was a melting pot for copper, used to produce a richer copper ore.

Kaymaklı Underground City is connected by underground tunnels with Derinkuyu Underground City in the south (8km), Mazı Underground City in the east (4km) and Ozluce Underground City in the West to support eachother.

Derinkuyu Underground city

Cappadocian Guide6Derinkuyu Underground City is built in the 8km South of Kaymakli Underground City. Its opened to visitors in 1965, so far only 10% can be visited. During restoration at 1980, some of the tunnels connected each other ang largered to offer more comfortable visit until 4th floor, to reach 8th floor and back to 4th floor we need to use approximately 55 meter one way tunnel.

cappadocia34From the 4th floor onwards the descent is by way of vertical staircases which lead to a cruciform plan church on lowest floor.

The 55m. deep ventilation shaft was provided with a well. Not every floor was provided with a well, however,and some wells were not connected with the surface in orderto protect the dwellers from poisoning during raids.

 

Special Offer

PAX 2 3 4 5 6
PRICE 80€ 100€ 120€ 155€ 170€

Included

  • Transportation
  • Entrance Fees
  • Guiding in English, Spanish, Japanese

Excluded

  • Tips to Driver and Guide
 

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EUR 40
You have limited time in Cappadocia! and you dont have full day for the all day tours! or you like to visit only Underground Cities with Licanced Guide!, Half day Underground City tour is the best option for you. Under...