Kaymakli Underground City Entrance

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Kaymakli Underground City Entrance

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Visit the Largest Underground City in Cappadocia

In Cappadocia, there are 36 underground cities, with Kaymakli being the largest. Eight underground levels of the Kaymakli Underground City, made of soft volcanic stone, are connected to one another by small tunnels -only four are currently open to the public. Stalls, stables, shops, refectories, churches, wineries, kitchens, and other areas are open to visitors.

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Explore Kaymakli Underground City

Have a glimpse of the lives of inhabitants 

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The residents of Kaymaklı, whose original name was "Enegüp," built their dwellings close to 100 or more tunnels that make up the underground metropolis. Villagers still use these tunnels today as cellars, storerooms, and stables by using the appropriate areas of the underground city. The Derinkuyu's plan and construction differ from those of the underground city of Kaymakl. Its tunnels are sloping, low, and tiny. The areas are centered on the ventilation shafts and currently span four stories. Stables are placed on the first level of the underground city. The church on the second floor features two apses and one nave. An altar is located in front of the apsis, while platforms for seats are located on the sides.

The third floor of the underground city contains the most significant locations. The andesite block with relief texture that can be seen on this floor is quite interesting, in addition to the numerous storage spaces, vineyards, and kitchens. The stone was not imported; rather, it was a piece of the andesite stratum that had been exposed during the hollowing process. 57 holes were bored into the surface of the stone to be utilized for crushing and grinding when necessary. Kaymakli is undoubtedly one of the biggest underground villages in the area, even if only 4 floors have been exposed and the entire city has not yet been fully revealed. It is acknowledged as being the largest explored underground city in Cappadocia. The fact that there were so many storage rooms in such a short space suggests that there were many people living here.

Hours & Meeting

Open every day

Opening time: 08:00

Closing time: 17:00

How To Get There?

Camii Kebir Mah. Eşref Ayhan Cad. No:46 Kaymaklı/NEVŞEHİR

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All About Kaymakli Underground City Entrance

The largest and deepest underground city in the Cappadocia region is called Kaymakli Underground City. One of the most well-known tourist destinations in Cappadocia is the Kaymakli Underground City, which is situated in the Kaymakli Village.

The residents of Kaymaklı, whose original name was "Enegüp," built their dwellings close to 100 or more tunnels that make up the underground metropolis. Villagers still use these tunnels today as cellars, storerooms, and stables by using the appropriate areas of the underground city. The Derinkuyu's plan and construction differ from those of the underground city of Kaymakl. Its tunnels are sloping, low, and tiny. The areas are centered on the ventilation shafts and currently span four stories. Stables are placed on the first level of the underground city. The church on the second floor features two apses and one nave. An altar is located in front of the apsis, while platforms for seats are located on the sides.

The third floor of the underground city contains the most significant locations. The andesite block with relief texture that can be seen on this floor is quite interesting, in addition to the numerous storage spaces, vineyards, and kitchens. The stone was not imported; rather, it was a piece of the andesite stratum that had been exposed during the hollowing process. 57 holes were bored into the surface of the stone to be utilized for crushing and grinding when necessary. Kaymakli is undoubtedly one of the biggest underground villages in the area, even if only 4 floors have been exposed and the entire city has not yet been fully revealed. It is acknowledged as being the largest explored underground city in Cappadocia. The fact that there were so many storage rooms in such a short space suggests that there were many people living there.

Underground Cities in Cappadocia

There are between 150 and 200 underground cities in the Cappadocia region, with their sizes ranging from little to quite large. The majority of these rock villages were built by cutting soft tuff rocks deeply into the earth. The major purpose of building underground cities is to ensure the safety of the inhabitants. The underground cities' locations, which are made up of hundreds of chambers, are linked to one another by vast corridors and maze-like tubes. Low, slender, and lengthy galleries are designed to limit the enemy's mobility.

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Kaymakli Underground City Entrance Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Kaymakli Underground City?

Kaymakli Underground City is situated in Kaymakli Village. About 30 km away from Avanos, Goreme, Uchisar, and Urgup.

What is there to see in Kaymakli Underground City?

You'll come across a lot of enormous, rounded stones that were once rolled in front of doorways as barricades to shield the locals from potential attacks as you meander through this underground maze.

Is Kaymakli Underground City older than Derinkuyu Underground City?

Derinkuyu is slightly newer than Kaymakli, having been built during the Byzantine era as a way to hide from Muslim Arabs during the Arab-Byzantine war of 780-1180 BCE.

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