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  • Hours: May–Oct: 8am - 6pm; Nov–Apr: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Admission: €6.50

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Kaymakli Underground City

Kaymaklı is a city dug deep into the soft volcanic rock in the Cappadocia region. There are around 100 underground cities in the area although only a few are open to the public. Kaymaklı is the largest of them. It is estimated that around 3,500 people once lived here.
 
Built under a hill known as the Citadel of Kaymaklı, the city consists of 8 underground levels made up of low, narrow, sloping passageways. The city is arranged around the ventilation shafts which bring in air. Early inhabitants chose to live some of the time underground as protection against the heat and the marauding tribes who regularly passed through the region looking to attack and plunder.
 
The city was opened to visitors in 1964 although only 4 of the 8 levels are accessible. The first level was meant for stables, the second level had a church and some living areas, the third level was kitchens and storage. Current inhabitants of Kaymaklı still use parts of the undergound city for storage, stables and cellars.

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2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Take time out to tour Turkey's famous moon-like landscape of Cappadocia - on a two-day excursion from Kayseri. You'll visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $231.25

Southern Cappadocia Tour: Cavusin, Red Valley, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

Visit all the must-see sites in Turkey’s enchanting southern Cappadocia region on this full-day tour! With an expert local guide at your side, discover ...  Read more

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.36

3-Day Cappadocia and Ephesus Tour from Istanbul with Flights

Maximize your sightseeing time in Cappadocia and Ephesus by flying between regions on a 3-day tour! After a flight from Istanbul to Kayseri, discover ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $610.00

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