Kaymaklı Underground City
Kaymakli Underground City
There are 36 underground cities in Cappadocia. And the widest one is Kaymakli underground city, while the deepest is the Derinkuyu Underground City.
Kaymakli underground city is built under the hill known as the Citadel of Kaymakli and was opened to visitors in 1964.
The people of Kaymakli (Enegup in Greek) village have constructed their houses around nearly one hundred tunnels of the underground city.
The inhabitants of the region still use the most convenient places in the tunnels as cellars, storage areas and stables. Which they access through their courtyards.
The Kaymakli Underground City has low, narrow and sloping passages.
While the underground city consists of 8 floors below ground, only 4 of them are open to the public today. Which the spaces are organized around ventilation shafts.
The first floor of the underground city is the stable.
The small size of this area suggests that there could be other stables in sections that have not yet been.
The passage to the left of the stable contains a millstone door and leads into the church. To the right of the corridor are rooms hollowed out as living areas.
The church on the 2nd floor has a single nave and two apses. In front of the apses is an altar, and on the sides are seating platforms. There are also some living areas on this floor.
The most important areas of the underground city are on the 3rd floor. Besides numerous storage places, wineries and kitchen, the block of andesite with relief-texture found on this floor is very interesting. Recent research has proved that this stone was used as a melting pot for copper. The stone was not brought here from outside but was part of the andesite layer unearthened while hollowing.
Cappadocia Private Tour
North Of Cappadocia Tour
North Of Cappadocia Tour
North Of Cappadocia Tour, Takes you to Göreme open air museum, the most famous tourist attraction in Cappadocia, Paşabağ, Devrent and Honey (Love) valleys where you can admire the amazing rock formations made by nature itself.
- Uchisar Panaroma
• Goreme Open Air Museum
• Cavusin Village
• Pasabag Monks Valley
• Devrent Valley
• Urgup Fairy Chimneys
• Wine Tasting
• Return back to Hotel
Goreme Esentepe for Panoramic View
Our next stop is at the Esentepe viewpoint, located between Uchisar and Goreme. This stunning panorama overlooks not only the town of Esentepe, but also the surrounding landscape of fairy chimneys.
Goreme Open Air Museum
We will begin at the Goreme Open Air Museum, an impressive collection of monasteries, churches and chapels that date back to the Middle Ages. It served as an important Christian centre of learning and its religious buildings still exhibit elaborate and beautifully preserved frescoes.
Pasabag – Monks Valley
We will then have time to explore the Monks Valley, famed for its three-headed fairy chimneys. This region of is also known as Pasabag, or ‘Pasha’s Vineyard’, as its stunning earth pillars are located within a vineyard.
After a short drive we will stop in the Devrent Valley, famed for its lunar-like landscape of small, pointed fairy chimneys. We will take the time to explore the valley and witness some of its most unusual rock formations.
Avanos Pottery workshop
Our final destination is the small town of Avanos, home to a terracotta industry that dates back to 3000BC. The clay is sourced from the Red River which passes through the town and we will have the opportunity to visit a traditional pottery workshop and see how it is crafted first-hand.
Three Graces are the brilliant three fairy chimneys located near Urgup. It is the most famous natural beauty and symbol of Urgüp. This amazing natural formation is well known not only its enchanting landscape but also its incredible story.
South Of Cappadocia Tour
South Of Cappadocia Tour
South Of Cappadocia Tour, Göreme Panorama, Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley Hiking (one hour), lunch, Yaprakhisar Panorama, Selime Monastry, Pigeon Valley, Onxy and Stone Demonstation.
First place in the tour is Panoramic view of Goreme. You get information about history, formation of Cappadocia tours while watching the fairy chimneys. Following the information, free time for photograph.
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Derinkuyu, Cappadocia After driving about 40 minutes, arrival to Underground City. This underground city was firstly used by the local people as a natural deep freeze. Later by the late Romans as a shelter against potential Arabian invasions.
Cappadocia Ihlara Canyon is 52 km. away from Underground City.Approximately 45 minutes later, you will be in the entrance of Ihlara Valley.Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic actions of Mt. Hasan, next to Ihlara Valley. Afterwards, Melendiz River eroded the valley for millions of years besides the layers cracked and fell down.
You will start with the soup and salad, later you will able choose one of the main dishes from the list. Lunch will be over with season fruits.
After lunch our guide will take you to a unique place, Yaprakhisar. You will see the nicest examples of conical fairy chimneys. Since the area is very similar to Star Wars Film Set.
Cappadocia tour Our tour will go on with another movie- set-like place, Selime Monastery. At first look, the monastery looks like a castle, but shelters, churches, chapels, bedrooms, storages and big cathedral proves us its being a monastery.
Goreme, Cappadocia Climbing tours to Selime monastery will exhaust you, probably. But till you arrive to Pigeon Valley, you will have about 1 hour to rest. Also, our guide will mention about some traditions, cultures and stories about Anatolia on the way.
These are other trips.