Cappadocia underground Cities

Kaymakli underground city
Derinkuyu underground city
 In order to escape from Roman invasions during the 7th century, the Christians of the region built complete underground cities. Some of them extending as deep as 14 stories and there the populations were able to live hidden for months. They were so well hidden that the underground cities were undiscovered until the 1960's.
 Among the most famous and well excavated are Derinkuyu and Kaymakli. The entrance to Derinkuyu is very close to the present day city, meant obviously to escape from immediate danger and for shorter term stays. Kaymakli is also worth to visit with its wine cellars, supply areas, chapels, stables and tombs.
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