Derinkuyu Underground City

Cappadocia has always been an important Christrianity center and it started on the 01st century with the arrival of the first Christians who are escaping from the murder of Roman Pagan soldiers and looking for secret places to live & pray. Cappadocia gave them the best chance to do this. In Goreme, Soganli and Ihlara regions, it was easy to carve some caves in the valleys and hide, but on the southern part of Cappadocia, it was not. Southern Cappadocia is very flat and has no valleys to hide. So, the people of this area invented a solution: making an underground city to hide for temporary times during the attacks of the soldiers.
The underground city at Derinkuyu has all the typical sections found in other underground cities in Cappadocia, for example, wineries, stables, basements, storages, refectories, and churches. Derinkuyu Underground City is the deepest one in Cappadocia region out of 34 examples. You can reach down to 60 meters in this underground city.


The complex has a complete 7 stories, however numerous floors have not been excavated. The underground city is tought to be holding between 5,000 and 8,000 individuals. The entrance fee of the underground city 50 Turkish Lira per person.