Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu Underground City

The Derinkuyu Undergaround city could accommodate up to 20,000 people and had amenities found in other underground complexes across Cappadocia, such as wine and oil presses, stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, and chapels.


  • Where is the Derinkuyu Underground City?

  • How to get to Derinkuyu Underground City from Goreme?

  • How old is Derinkuyu Underground City?

  • Derinkuyu Undergorund City Map

Where is the Derinkuyu Underground City?

Situated in the Derinkuyu Cappadocia province, this city was built as a defence and hiding site during the period of the spreading of Christianity. The Derinkuyu underground city is located in the same named town Derinkuyu, which is situated 40km from Goreme, Cappadocia.

How to get to Derinkuyu Underground City from Goreme?

First have to take a bus from Göreme to Nevsehir centre and then another one to Derinkuyu. Both should run every half an hour, when you reach to last stop and walk to the underground city. It will take about 1 hour to get there and is relatively.

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Derinkuyu Underground City

How old is Derinkuyu Underground City?

It was built by excavating the soft rocks underground, and is estimated to have been built during the 9th-10th centuries. It consists of rooms on either side of narrow passages, ventilation stacks, a chapel and a well.

Derinkuyu is the deepest excavated underground city in Cappadocia. A beautiful natural wonder with impressive fairy chimneys and eroded caverns, Cappadocia is an amazing geological spectacle. It is also riddled with extensive subterranean dwellings and secret tunnel passages that various people utilized for shelter across the centuries. There are hundreds of these homes in the region, and Derinkuyu is the most famous. At a depth of more than 250 feet with a capacity of up to 20,000 people, this multi-leveled city contained everything an entire population would need to survive a history riddled with invasions.

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