Derinkuyu Underground City: The Magical Journey
Derinkuyu Underground City was first built for the hiding and protection needs of first Christians that settled in the area and today it is one of the biggest underground cities of Cappadocia. 8 layers of the city is open to visitors. With very thin ladders you can go under and visit the rooms, storerooms, vaults, graves and classes that people built centuries ago. Even though it may be creepy going 8 floors under the ground, you will be fascinated how people were able to built such a complex living area hundreds of years ago with very scarce sources. People took into consideration the fact that it would be difficult to move animals from the lower layers, they decided to give the first store to the animals. Other layers was used for resting, eating, storing and in the lowest parts there were graves. Inside the city there are a lot of tunnels and passages to tie the different parts to each other and the ventilation is quite good. A lot of passages under the ground like a maze… Isn’t it a great inspiration for our imagination. Yes, it is!