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

Kaymakli Underground City Tours

102 Reviews
Kaymakli Underground City
Cappadocia’s underground cities—vast multistory complexes carved into the region’s famous volcanic rock—are among the most impressive underground dwellings in the world. Kaymakli Underground City is one of the most visited, with eight floors reaching depths of 262 feet (80 meters) and a history dating back to the eighth century BC.
 
The Basics
A guided walking tour of Kaymakli takes visitors underground to explore the excavated ruins—including the remains of homes, kitchens, stables, storage rooms, and even a wine press—linked by tunnels and ventilation shafts. Four of the eight floors are open to the public.
 
Kaymakli is a popular stop on sightseeing tours of Cappadocia, often alongside attractions such as Uchisar Castle, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley), Avanos, or the Göreme Open Air Museum. You can also combine a visit to Kaymakli with a hike through the Soganli Valley or a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the fairy chimneys.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an admission charge to enter Kaymakli.
  • Visit with a guide, as there is very little information provided on-site.
  • Allow at least an hour to visit Kaymakli.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to explore the underground city.
  • The narrow tunnels and small underground chambers can make navigating Kaymakli difficult for those who suffer from claustrophobia.
  • There are stairs, low passageways, and uneven terrain, so Kaymakli is not wheelchair accessible. Some areas may also be difficult to access for very tall or large people, or those with mobility issues.
 
How to Get There
Kaymakli is located about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Göreme in south Cappadocia. It’s a 30-minute drive from Göreme. Regular buses also run from nearby Nevşehir and also take around 30 minutes.
 
When to Get There
Kaymakli is open year-round, although opening times vary throughout the year. It can get busy during peak season, when the quietest times to visit are early morning and late afternoon just before closing.
 
Cappadocia’s Underground Cities
Cappadocia is home to more than 40 underground communities, which vary from small “villages” to enormous “cities.” The largest are Kaymakli and Derinkuyu, which could hold up to 3,500 people or 20,000 people, respectively. Traces of underground homes date back to Hittite times, but the elaborate cities that visitors can see today were built during the Byzantine era, and are thought to have been used as hideouts by early Christian communities during the Arab-Byzantine Wars.
Address: Cappadocia, Turkey
Admission: Varies
Read More

186 Tours & Activities to Experience

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
Underground Tours

Full Day Trip to Cappadocia South

Spend a fascinating day among the rock formations of Cappadocia. This tour leads you through the exceptional historic architecture of the Greek and Turkish people who made their homes carved into the soft volcanic rock of the region. Pack your comfortable shoes and plenty of sunscreen and get ready to explore the Red Valley, the old village of Cavusin, Ortahisar, Pigeon Valley, and the Underground City.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$39.31
From  
US$39.31
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

South Cappadocia Low cost tours sharing

Enjoy a full day tour of the South part of Cappadocia area which is the most dramatic part of the Cappadocia region.Explore Kaymakli Underground city where thousand of christians used to live.This is a customed small group tour with english speaking tour guide.Transfer provided from Cappadocia Hotel.Skip the line tickets provided to keep you a way from long queues.
...  More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$40.00
From  
US$40.00
Learn More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Full-day Tours

Full-Day Cappadocia Tour with Kaymakli Underground City and Traditional Villages

Explore Kaymakli Underground City and other highlights of Cappadocia on a full-day tour of the geographically stunning region. Visit Kaymakli Underground City, Sahinefendi (Sobesos), Keslik Monastery, Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), the Saruhan Caravanserai, and the Red Valley with a guide who shares informative commentary about Turkey's history and culture. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip transportation.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$123.54
From  
US$123.54
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Small-Group Cappadocia Tour: Kaymakli Underground City, Avanos and Rose Valley

Explore southern Cappadocia with a full-day guided tour including lunch. Discover the area famous for its moon-like rock formations, fairy chimneys, and ancient subterranean settlements.
...  More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$85.00
From  
US$85.00
Learn More
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ports of Call Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK TOUR

Meet at the hotel lobby in the morning and visit Kaymakli Underground City, Soganli Valley, Sobessos Antique City Taskinpasa Medresesi, Keslik Monastery, old Greek village Sinasos (Mustafapasa). Return back to the hotel.Departure Day: Daily
...  More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$150.00
From  
US$150.00
Learn More
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Tour of Highlights of Cappadocia with Lunch

Want to take in the highlights of Cappadocia in just one day? Maximise your time with a full-day small-group tour, including lunch, and cherry-pick the most popular attractions. Start with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum, then visit the ancient cave village of Cavusin and Pasabag (Monks Valley), home to some of the most photogenic fairy chimneys. Enjoy a traditional pottery demonstration in Avanos, then venture below ground for a tour of the Kaymakli Underground City. Finish your day admiring the view from Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia’s highest point.
...  More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$67.39
From  
US$67.39
Learn More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

All in One Private Cappadocia Tour

On this full-day guided tour, see all the highlights of Cappadocia in just one day. Hear commentary from your guide along the way about fascinating sites like Goreme Open-Air Museum, cave churches, Uchisar Castle, and Kaymakli Underground City, and stop for lunch and wine tasting. A customizable itinerary and hotel pickup make for a convenient, flexible experience.
...  More
  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$101.08
From  
US$101.08
Learn More
  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

4 Days Turkey Package Tour for Cappadocia, Ephesus, Pamukkale - 4* Hotels & ✈

See the highlights of Turkey in just four days during this comprehensive tour, including flights. Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary as you explore Cappadocia, Ephesus, Ionia, and Pamukkale. Listen to guided commentary on the ancient history, modern culture, flora, fauna, and archeology of each area; you'll learn much more than you would simply exploring on your own.
...  More
  • 4 days
From  
US$682.00
From  
US$682.00
Learn More
  • 4 days

Multi-day Tours

2 Day Cappadocia Tour from Istanbul

Visit Turkey’s Cappadocia region with ease from Istanbul on this 2-day tour with overnight accommodation and meals. Transfer directly from your Istanbul hotel to the airport and fly to Cappadocia. Spend the first day exploring the southern part of the region, including the Pigeon Valley, the underground city of Derinkuyu, and Ihlara Valley. Explore the northern part on the second day and spot by Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, and the town of Avanos.
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
US$505.40
From  
US$505.40
Learn More
  • 2 days

Overnight Tours

2-Day Cappadocia Trip from Kayseri

Venture into Turkey’s geologic paradise during a 2-day trip to Cappadocia from Kayseri. During this tour uncover the ancient frescoes at the Open Air Museum in Goreme and see surreal landscape at Goreme National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Pasabagi and Pigeon Valley near Uchisar, Kaymakli and stop at the pottery village of Avanos. Plus, enjoy an optional hot-air balloon ride which soars above Cappadocia's surreal volcanic rock formations for an experience of a lifetime.  
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
US$274.00
From  
US$274.00
Learn More
  • 2 days

Day Trips

Cappadocia In One Day Small-Group Tour from Istanbul: Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley

Journey to Cappadocia for a comprehensive one day small group tour of Rose Valley, Ortahisar, Kaymakli Underground City and Pigeon Valley. With plenty of attention from your local guide discover this otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage region famous for its mushroom topped pinnacles, subsurface cities and cave carved ‘fairy chimneys.’ During this tour, stroll the verdant Rose Valley, visit the deserted village of Çavuşin, marvel at Ortahisar Castle, explore Kaymakli Underground City and admire stunning volcanic monoliths at Pigeon Valley. This small-group tour is limited to 20 people so you can enjoy extra attention from your guide.
...  More
  • 15 hours
From  
US$360.00
From  
US$360.00
Learn More
  • 15 hours

Multi-day Tours

3 Day 2 Night Cappadocia with Cave Suite Hotel from Kayseri or Kapadokya airport

Explore Cappadocia over three days with an all-inclusive tour from Kayseri or Nevsehir airport. Includes two nights of accommodation at Cave Suites Hotel, and visits to historic sites such as Derinkuyu Underground City, Uchisar Castle, and Goreme Open-Air Museum—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Have the option to upgrade for a deluxe pre-sunrise hot air balloon flight.
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
US$291.90
From  
US$291.90
Learn More
  • 3 days

Multi-day Tours

8 Days Small Group Turkey Tour Istanbul, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia

Istanbul - Cappadocia - Konya  - Pamukkale - Ephesus - Istanbul.  7 nights & 8 days Domestic flights from Istanbul to Cappadocia and from Izmir to Istanbul are included. Fully guides in 4 and 5 star hotels .This is the best program to visit popular highlights in a short time. We will visit Topkapi Palace, St. Sophia, Hipodromme, Blue Mosque, Grand bazaar in Istanbul. Ephesus, The House of Virgin Mary, Artemission temple in Ephesus, White Terraces and Hierapolis in Pamukkale, Whirling Dervishes museum in Konya, Underground city, Goreme, Uchisar in Cappadocia and many more.
...  More
  • 8 days
From  
US$869.00
From  
US$869.00
Learn More
  • 8 days

Multi-day Tours

Overnight Cappadocia tour with flights from Istanbul

Prepare to be enchanted by Cappadocia’s fairy-tale landscapes on this 2-day tour from Istanbul, including flights, entrance fees, meals and overnight accommodation at the atmospheric Gamirasu Cave Hotel. Take in the highlights of UNESCO-listed Cappadocia with a jam-packed itinerary, including visits to the Goreme Open Air Museum, Kaymakli underground city, Uchisar Castle, Avanos and Cavusin Village. You’ll also have plenty of chance to photograph the famous fairy chimneys, as you explore the valleys or float overhead on a sunrise hot air balloon flight (not included).
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
US$450.00
From  
US$450.00
Learn More
  • 2 days

Cultural Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Full Day Car & Guide at Disposal in Cappadocia

* No need to obey timings and exact programmes* Make your own programme with your guide at hotel lobby * Feel Luxury with reasonable price* Enjoy all day with your professional guide and driver * 100 Kilometres limited per day for vehicle * Visiting 2 best shops in Cappadocia
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$66.26
From  
US$66.26
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

SPECIAL OFFER

Day Trip to Cappadocia from Istanbul by Plane

Day trip to Cappadocia from Istanbul by plane is the best option for travelers who has just one full day for Cappadocia and want to explore destinations as many as possible. This tour covers highlights of Cappadocia and fully customizable.
...  More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$333.57
US$370.63
US$37.06 savings
From  
US$333.57
US$370.63
US$37.06 savings
Learn More
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Air Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

10 Days 9 Night Low cost Package

Lets join us to explore top visited places of Turkey such as Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale and Ephesus with expert local tour guides in high model minibuses. This is customized-budget friendly tour with english speaking tour guide at the tours. Hotel accommadations, Airport transfers, Domestic flight tickets, Public bus tickets provided. Do not miss this life time experience.
...  More
  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$750.00
From  
US$750.00
Learn More
  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

7 Day Private Turkey Adventure from Istanbul

Visit four of Turkey’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, from stunning natural landscapes to remarkable Roman ruins on this 7-day small-group tour from Istanbul, including accommodation and domestic flights. An ideal introduction for first-time visitors, you’ll walk the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli, see the famous Trojan Horse of Troy and relive the glory of ancient Ephesus. That’s not all: the jam-packed itinerary also includes Pamukkale, the ancient city of Hierapolis, the Mevlana Museum of Konya, and the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia.
...  More
  • 7 days
From  
US$2,490.00
From  
US$2,490.00
Learn More
  • 7 days

Air Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

ISTANBUL TO CAPPADOCIA 3 DAYS TOUR WITH HOTAIR BALLOON

Cappadocia is a unique touristic place with wonderfull natural scenery. Fairychimneys and underground cave cities intersting places to visit and photo. Enjoy also Hotair balloon tour within sunrise . Your transfers frm Istanbul hotel to airport and round trip domestic flights also included. So Cappadocia is just 1 Hour flight distance . ** There is single room supplement charge for 1 pax booking = 45 USD*** Less than 10 years old child cannot fly with Balloon . If we cancel Balloon tour refund is perperson 150 USD
...  More
  • 3 days
From  
US$535.00
From  
US$535.00
Learn More
  • 3 days

Multi-day Tours

2-Day Cappadocia Tour with Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride

Discover the otherworldly wonders of Cappadocia on this immersive overnight tour, including a one-way flight from Istanbul. This tour is designed to make your travels hassle-free and informative. Explore Cappadocia’s stunning terrain on a hike through the Rose Valley, admire fairy chimneys, blue skies and houses that have been carved into the sides of mountains at Çavuşin and the UNESCO-listed Göreme Open-Air Museum. Rest in comfort at a local hotel, included in the tour. If you choose, upgrade your trip by opting in for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia.
...  More
  • 2 days
From  
US$310.00
From  
US$310.00
Learn More
  • 2 days

Walking Tours

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

Witness the best of beautiful south Cappadocia on this scenic full-day trip from the central Cappadocia region. With an informative guide, explore the subterranean network of Kaymakli Underground City, admire the multicolored Red Valley, and marvel at the deserted rock-cut village of old Çavuşin. Gaze over the cliff-carved birdhouses of Pigeon Valley, and watch and try your hand at pottery-making at a traditional workshop in the town of Avanos. Savor lunch at a local restaurant, and as you explore, learn all about the remarkable geology and history of the region.
...  More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$50.54
From  
US$50.54
Learn More
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Ihlara Hiking with Underground City (Green) Tour

We especially stop on Kaymaklı or Derinkuyu Underground city.We take care of all our guests with their small group.
...  More
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$44.92
From  
US$44.92
Learn More
  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

NEW TO VIATOR

Private All in One Full Day Cappadocia Tour. All Inclusive

This customizable private tour is the best option for travelers who has just one full day in Cappadocia and want to explore destinations as many as possible. Explore highlights of red and green tours of Cappadocia on your private tour with your private professional licensed guide. This tour also has fully customizable and flexible itinerary. This tour will alllow you to feel like a local, eat like a local, wandering like a local, shopping like a local. You will have chance to taste local made Turkish foods in a boutique way. We guarantee %100 customer satisfaction.
...  More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From  
US$89.85
From  
US$89.85
Learn More
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Private Tour - Cappadocia's All Highlights in 1 Day

It’s impossible to see all of Cappadocia’s attractions in just one day, but this private full-day tour comes close, with a jam-packed itinerary perfect for the time-conscious traveler. You’ll see Cappadocia’s most distinctive fairy chimneys in Love Valley, then discover the region’s unique history with tours of the Kaymakli Underground city and the UNESCO-listed Goreme Open Air Museum. Also on the agenda are Uchisar Castle, Avanos, Pasabag (Monk’s Valley) and Devrent (Imagination) valley, before ending the day sipping wine and watching the sunset over the Red & Rose Valleys.
...  More
  • 8 hours
From  
US$40.00
From  
US$40.00
Learn More
  • 8 hours


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