Recent Searches
Clear
icon_solid_phone
Questions? (888) 651-9785(888) 651-9785

Derinkuyu Underground City Tours

star-4.5
23 Reviews
Derinkuyu Underground City
The most thoroughly excavated of Cappadocia’s many underground cities, Derinkuyu spans an impressive eight floors, reaching depths of over 280 feet (85 meters). The subterranean labyrinth of cave rooms and tunnels is fed by a remarkable ventilation system and provides fascinating insight into Cappadocia’s troglodyte history.

The Basics
A guided walking tour of Derinkuyu takes visitors underground to explore the excavated ruins, including the remains of stables, cellars, storage rooms, kitchens, wineries, and wells. The upper floors are reached by narrow, sloping passageways, while staircases lead down to the third and fourth floors, and the lowest floor houses a church. In addition to peeking into the gigantic ventilation shafts, visitors can see the defense systems and learn how food, wine, and even livestock were stored. 

Derinkuyu is a popular inclusion on day tours of Cappadocia, often combined with a hike through the nearby Ihlara Valley or a stop in Pigeon Valley to admire the region’s famous fairy chimneys. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an admission charge for Derinkuyu, and visiting with a guide is recommended, as very little information is provided on-site. 
  • Plan at least an hour to visit Derinkuyu.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to explore the underground city.
  • The narrow tunnels and small underground chambers can make navigating Derinkuyu tricky for those who suffer from claustrophobia. 
  • Due to the stairs, low passageways, and uneven terrain, Derinkuyu is not wheelchair-accessible. Some areas may be difficult to access for tall or large people or those with mobility issues. 

How to Get There
Derinkuyu is located about 24 miles (40 kilometers) south of Göreme in south Cappadocia. It’s about a 40-minute drive from Göreme, and regular buses that run from nearby Nevşehir also take around 40 minutes.

When to Get There
Derinkuyu is open all year round, although opening times vary throughout the year. It can get extremely busy during peak season, when the quietest times to visit are early morning and late afternoon just before closing. 

Cappadocia’s Underground Cities
It’s estimated that there are more than 40 underground cities dotted around the Cappadocia region, which vary in size from small ‘villages’ to vast ‘cities’ like Derinkuyu, which could hold up to 20,000 people. Many underground dwellings date back to Hittite times, but the most elaborate were constructed or enlarged during the Byzantine era and used as hideouts by the early Christian communities during the Arab–Byzantine Wars. 
Address: Cappadocia, Turkey
Admission: Varies
Read More

79 Tours and Activities to Experience Derinkuyu Underground City

Category
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow
Filter




Sort: Featured
Free Cancellation:Get a full refund up to 24 hours in advance on most experiences.See Details
Sort by:Featured
Cappadocia Green TourFull-day Tours

Cappadocia Green Tour

star-4.5
See more of Cappadocia on a full-day tour that visits both historical and natural attractions. Check out the views from Göreme Panorama and Yaprakhisar Panorama, enter the subterranean chambers of Derinkuyu Underground City, and see ancient rock-cut churches at Selime Monastery. Also, take a leisurely 1-hour walk through the scenic Ihlara Valley, and check out Pigeon Valley. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$44.80
From  
$44.80
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cappadocia Green TourCultural Tours

Cappadocia Green Tour

star-5
This tour one of the best tour to discover Cappadocia. You will visit fascinating underground city and lovely canyon Ihlara Valley.
...  More
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$44.50
From  
$44.50
Learn More
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Under Ground City Tour - Half DayHalf-day Tours

Under Ground City Tour - Half Day

star-5
Discover the underworld of Cappadocia on this half-day tour of the underground city. After meeting your guide at your hotel you’ll travel by way of a luxury van to the historic Uchisar Castle, then explore Cappadocia's underworld. See Kaymakli Underground City, which has a network of dozens of tunnels that locals still use to reach underground storage rooms, and learn about the important role it played in local history.
...  More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$78.40
From  
$78.40
Learn More
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara ValleyHiking & Camping

South Cappadocia Green Tour with Trekking in Ihlara Valley

star-4
Ideal for travelers with limited time in Turkey, this comprehensive 8-hour tour showcases the best of south Cappadocia’s natural landscapes. Tick off highlights such as Derinkuyu Underground City and Pigeon Valley, and discover the culturally-rich villages of the Ihlara Valley. Spectacular views of Cappadocia’s lunar landscapes abound on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere. Lunch and round-trip transport from your Goreme hotel are included.
...  More
  • 8 hours
From  
$54.88
From  
$54.88
Learn More
  • 8 hours

Cappadocia Red Tour & Green Tour - Combined Deal PackageMulti-day Tours

Cappadocia Red Tour & Green Tour - Combined Deal Package

star-4
You will explore the most famous valleys (Devrent and Pasabag),visit Göreme open-air museum, Çavuşin village, Avanos and Uçhisar castle, Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.
...  More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$96.32
From  
$96.32
Learn More
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Derinkuyu Underground City, Narli Gol Ihlara Canyon, Belisirma Village Selime Tour From CappadociaFull-day Tours

Derinkuyu Underground City, Narli Gol Ihlara Canyon, Belisirma Village Selime Tour From Cappadocia

Cappadocia is full of isolated landmarks which blur the boundaries between the natural landscape and man-made architecture, but it can be difficult to find them all with just a map and a rental car. On this guided tour, visit the region’s highlights without running the risk of getting lost or missing out on the rich history of all these places. Visit Derinkuyu Underground City, Narli Gol crater lake and Seline monastery with your guide on hand to answer all your questions.
...  More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$55.00
From  
$55.00
Learn More
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cappadocia Underground City and Ihlara Valley TourUnderground Tours

Cappadocia Underground City and Ihlara Valley Tour

star-5
On this full-day tour of Cappadocia, you’ll explore some of the most stunning, must-see sights in the region, famed for its otherworldly scenery. Travel between locations in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, with free time to explore attractions like Selime Monastery and the Underground City, plus a one-hour trek through the Ihlara Valley. Tours also include lunch and afternoon tea.
...  More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$47.04
From  
$47.04
Learn More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour PackageMulti-day Tours

Istanbul and Cappadocia Tour Package

star-5
Maximize your limited time in Turkey on a five-day sightseeing tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia. With domestic airfare, four nights of accommodation, and all ground transportation arranged, you’re free to forget the stress and focus your holiday. A private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure you have a personalized experience. Round out the adventure with a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia.
...  More
  • 5 days
From  
$894.93
From  
$894.93
Learn More
  • 5 days

Cappadocia Day Trip From IstanbulAir Tours

Cappadocia Day Trip From Istanbul

star-5
See the otherworldly formations and historic sites of Cappadocia on a full-day, small-group tour from Istanbul by air. Trace winding corridors through Uchisar Castle, with sweeping views from the highest point in Cappadocia. Explore the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum, where Byzantine monks carved their brightly painted churches and chapels into solid rock. Descend into the Devrent Valley to discover fairy chimneys and stones shaped by wind and water, then visit the stunning hillside towns of Urgup and Avanos before your return flight to Istanbul.
...  More
  • 20 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$392.02
From  
$392.02
Learn More
  • 20 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ottoman & Seljuk Heritage Tour 12 DaysAir Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Ottoman & Seljuk Heritage Tour 12 Days

This tour will show you some of the most important historical heritages of Seljuk and Ottoman Turks. From east to west; from Ahlat where Ertugrul Gazi was born to his sacred tomb in Sogut, where the Ottoman Empire had risen.
...  More
  • 12 days
From  
$1,852.50
$1,950.00
$97.50 savings
From  
$1,852.50
$1,950.00
$97.50 savings
Learn More
  • 12 days

8 Day Istanbul & Cappadocia By Plane - YK021Air Tours

8 Day Istanbul & Cappadocia By Plane - YK021

Uchisar is a troglodyte town situated right in the middle of Cappadocia. It is named after the enormous piece of rock in the center of the town, which was once used as a castle. This extraordinary rock is the highest peak of the area with the view of whole Cappadocia and Erciyes (Argeus) Mountain.The best place to see three-headed fairy chimneys. Pasabag, the Pasha’s Vineyard, is surrounded by incredible natural rock formations; a spectacular scene.
...  More
  • 8 days
From  
$762.76
From  
$762.76
Learn More
  • 8 days

Cappadocia Green Tour Including Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground CityHistorical & Heritage Tours

Cappadocia Green Tour Including Ihlara Valley & Derinkuyu Underground City

Green Tour takes you to explore Derinkuyu underground city, the deepest one in Cappadocia and allows you to admire the beauty of the less often visited places in Cappadocia like the beautiful Ihlara valley and the Selime Monastery, the biggest rock-cut monastery of Cappadocia with a cathedral sized church.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$54.88
From  
$54.88
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Daily Cappadocia Tour I -Ihlara ValleyCultural Tours

Daily Cappadocia Tour I -Ihlara Valley

REGULAR CAPPADOCIA TOURDaily Cappadocia Tour I -Ihlara ValleyAn excellent opportunity to get to know Cappadocia better.Experience the unique view of Göreme, the magnificent nature of the Ihlara Valley and the mysterious history of the Derinkuyu underground city.
...  More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$67.20
From  
$67.20
Learn More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Dream of Cappadocia - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from IstanbulMulti-day Tours

Dream of Cappadocia - 2 Days Cappadocia Travel with Balloon Ride from Istanbul

star-5
Escape the fast pace of life in Istanbul and fly to the otherworldly landscapes of Cappadocia on this two-day tour. Even if you can only spare two days out of Istanbul, this well-oiled tour makes it possible to see all the highlights of Cappadocia. By coordinating flights, ground transport, activities, and meals in advance, you’ll spend more time snapping photos of fairy chimneys, cave houses and hillside churches, and less time working out exactly where to go next.
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
$323.70
From  
$323.70
Learn More
  • 2 days

Private Cappadocia Tour: Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and BelisirmaPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Cappadocia Tour: Derinkuyu Underground City, Ihlara Valley and Belisirma

star-5
Explore Cappadocia’s rock-carved architecture on a full-day, private tour that can be tailored to your group. Tour the Derinkuyu Underground City, see the Byzantine churches of the Ihlara Valley, and visit the Greek village of Belisirma, while learning about local history and culture along the way. This full-day tour includes entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transport from Cappadocia hotels, and offers the personal experience of a private guide.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$120.97
From  
$120.97
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Cave Suite Hotel from IstanbulMulti-day Tours

2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Cave Suite Hotel from Istanbul

star-5
Get out of the city and explore the wild region of Cappadocia on this 2-day tour. Fly from Istanbul and set out with your guide to visit the main sights of the region, including Devrent Valley, Pasabag, Avanos, the Goreme Open Air Museum, Derinkuyu Underground City, and more. Enjoy local meals and accomodation in a cave hotel.
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
$448.02
From  
$448.02
Learn More
  • 2 days

CAPPADOCIA GREEN TOUR ( INC LUNCH )Cultural Tours

CAPPADOCIA GREEN TOUR ( INC LUNCH )

You will be picked up by our stuff from your hotel early in the morning and transferred to airport for your flight to Cappadocia. We will do Green tour of Cappadocia and we will visit:Goreme Panoramic View Point,Derinkuyu Underground City,Ihlara Valley,Belisirma Village,Selime Monastery,Pigeon Valley,Onyx Valuable Stones Workshop.Goreme Panoramic View Point,Derinkuyu Underground City,Ihlara Valley,Belisirma Village,Selime Monastery,Pigeon Valley,Onyx Valuable Stones Workshop
...  More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$42.00
From  
$42.00
Learn More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Underground Cities of Cappadocia Walking TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Underground Cities of Cappadocia Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Turkey? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Cappadocia? Which are the top sightseeing places in Cappadocia? The Underground Cities in Cappadocia were excavated as early as Hittite times and expanded over the centuries.Which are the Cappadocia’s best Underground Cities? Derinkuyu and Kaymakli are the most representative. The region offers a chance to discover the Anatolian-Turkish heritage. Get stunned with one of the most interesting historical deepest sites on Earth.Get ready to experience Turkey from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Cappadocia’s Underground Cities and it’s history.
...  More
  • 8 hours
From  
$670.91
From  
$670.91
Learn More
  • 8 hours

Ihlara Valley Tour from Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City, Selime Monastery and YaprakhisarCultural Tours

Ihlara Valley Tour from Cappadocia: Derinkuyu Underground City, Selime Monastery and Yaprakhisar

star-3
Explore the magnificent landscape and cultural centers of the Ihlara Valley on this full-day tour in south Cappadocia. Enjoy your journey by air-conditioned coach as you travel through Cappadocia’s compelling ancient landscape with an expert guide. Discover the subterranean world of Derinkuyu Underground City and explore the sacred caverns at Selime Monastery. See if you recognize any scenes from Star Wars in Yaprakhisar and learn about how the Turkish people have lived in unison with the local landscape for thousands of years. 
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$56.00
From  
$56.00
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

6-Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and CappadociaMulti-day Tours

6-Day Turkey Tour from Istanbul: Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Cappadocia

star-4.5
Discover the very best of Turkey on a six-day sightseeing tour from Istanbul. In addition to an action-packed itinerary, every detail has been arranged for you. Six nights accommodation, most meals, domestic flights, and entrance to all attractions are included in your tour. Experience Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, and more with a private guide.  In between sightseeing, you’ll enjoy comfortable air-conditioned transportation with the rest of your small group.
...  More
  • 6 days
From  
$1,120.06
From  
$1,120.06
Learn More
  • 6 days

2-Day Cappadocia with Cave Suites from IstanbulMulti-day Tours

2-Day Cappadocia with Cave Suites from Istanbul

star-5
Experience the best of Cappadocia on an overnight trip from Istanbul. Over two days, you’ll explore the natural and manmade wonders of the area with your small group and private guide. The carefully curated tour eliminates the stress of planning with direct airfare to Cappadocia, two complimentary meals, and end-to-end transportation included. Even your cave hotel has been booked on your behalf. Simply relax and enjoy the scenery.
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
$420.02
From  
$420.02
Learn More
  • 2 days

3-Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with FlightMulti-day Tours

3-Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul with Flight

star-5
Get a full experience of the wild Cappadocia region from Istanbul on this 3-day tour. Transfer from your Istanbul hotel to the airport and fly to Cappadocia. In the company of a guide, visit Cappadocia’s highlights, including Uchisar Rock Castle, Pigeon Valley, Rose Valley, Avanos, Kaymakli Underground City, Pasabag, and the Goreme Open Air Museum. Opt to take a pre-sunrise hot air balloon ride.
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
$548.83
From  
$548.83
Learn More
  • 3 days

Full Day Trip to Ihlara Valley.Cultural Tours

Full Day Trip to Ihlara Valley.

Derinkuyu Underground city to visit the huge refugee settlement carved by early christians,where they could hide from persecutors.From Derinkuyu continue to the beautiful valley of Ihlara,Formerly known as Peristerema. Explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike 4 km through the valley.On the way back visit the monasteries in Selime village.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$100.81
From  
$100.81
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cappadocia Daily Green TourCultural Tours

Cappadocia Daily Green Tour

Exclusive service with licensed and experienced tour guide from a local expert tourism agency meeting all exceptions of our guests
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
$42.56
From  
$42.56
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation


icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785