Derinkuyu Underground City, Cappadocia, Turkey. Carved into soft volcanic rock in the 8th–7th centuries B.C. by the Phrygians, the city used to serve as a shelter from invasions. The city is 60 meters deep and is connected with other underground cities in the area by the tunnels, that extend for kilometers.
The city has a chapel, a religious school, storage rooms, refectories. The moving stone doors blocked the way to the city and from outside left no evidence of a secret entrance. It could house over 20,000 people! Today most of it is open for the tourists.
Why to go there?
Private tours can be booked to explore this historic site, which is an authentic Turkish heritage.
How to get there?
The tours take off from Goreme – a town in Cappadocia.
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Lead photo by Ryan Opaz
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