- Address: 50760 Kaymaklı Belediyesi/Nevşehir Merkez/Nevşehir, Nevsehir, Turkey
- Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 30 TRY
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Neighborhoods , Old Town
Kaymakli - Review
One of the highlights of Nevsehir, the underground city of Kaymakli is must on every list of things to do in Nevsehir! Set deep into the crust of the earth, this city is a formation eight levels under the ground. However, today, only four levels are open to the public. It is indeed an experience in its own, to go four levels below the surface of the earth. Administratively, it lies in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. It is a result of an excavation that took place in the 19th century, after which it was open for public access in the year 1964. It lies a little outside the city of Nevsehir at about 19-odd kilometers. Definitely a must-visit while in this city!
How To reach Kaymakli by Public Transport
- Rented car or dolmuses
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kaymakli
38.65% of people who visit Nevsehir include Kaymakli in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
70.59% of people start their Kaymakli visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kaymakli
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kaymakli
Kaymakli, Nevsehir Reviews
Some narrow spots and knocked the head on the stone a few times. Well ventilated. Very clear route sign for in and out direction. You will not get lost. Do it yourself without guide is fine and give you more freedom. I overheard a guide told his group no photo taking in certain spots to avoid traffic jam inside narrow tunnels.
We went with a Guided green tour from the city. Well maintained and less crowded. Be very careful for narrow lanes or tunnel. Chances of head hitting the roof. Area was well ventilated too.you can finisg it in minimum 45 mins
The widest, enchanting, one of the most famous and wonderful underground city in Cappadocia, Kaymaklı Underground City is situated on Ihlara Road, 10 kms far from Derinkuyu, another deepest fascinating underground city and 20 kms from Nevsehir. Miraculously well protected and maintained structure is a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established under a great hill well known as the Citadel or Sanctuary of Kaymaklı, this wonder land underground city’ history dates back Hittites and Phrygians Period, in B.C 3000. Today from past it has been used various purposes in different times. Due to its soft volcanic rock, Kaymaklı people built this splendid underground city around their homes for the security reasons. Also there are found special, secret tunnels connected to underground city and those houses. Whenever there was happened any attacks, they could temporarily use these private tunnels to pass the underground masterpiece in order to protect themselves. Additionally, it was used by earliest Christians living in the region from 4th century to guard them from religious tortures by building caves and elaborate labyrinth of narrow tunnels and traps for enemies. Thus today, it is seen that there is located a church, a graveyard, stables, living spaces and communal kitchens within this breath-taking structure. Also it is thought that approximately 3,500 people once lived here. The city was opened to visitors in 1964 but only 4 of the 8 levels are useable. Instagram @profnasr
Omg it was awesome. If you’re in the area it is highly recommended to take a quick detour and visit this place. It is definitely not a “city” but a good sized set of underground tunnels.
Great place. We hired a guide for 2 of us for 60 (we bargained a bit) and we're glad we did. There is no audio guide available and no signs inside to read. Our guide said he had grown up in the area and played there as a child. Keep in mind some passages are very low and narrow, was ok for me (180cm) but was almost squatting a few times. If you have bad knees be careful