Cappadocia Underground City & Pigeon Valley Tour

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Enjoy a half day afternoon tour in the southern part of Cappadocia which is the most interesting part of the volcanic territory. Discover Kaymakli, the widest of 36 underground cities in Cappadocia, and one of the best preserved and deep subterranean towns of the region carved as early as in the 2nd millennium BC by the local habitants. Visit the Pigeon Valley, one of the prominent landmarks in the region.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Ozkonak Underground City

A supernormal and amazing masterpiece, Underground City is situated around Avanos, town of Nevsehir. This glorious structure reflects the dreamy historical atmosphere due to its architectural characteristic and its geopolitical situation. Thus, today Underground City is flooded by visitors.The breath-taking, unique and incredible underground city hollowed out of tufa rock was built by the locals in order to defence themselves from the invasions of the warriors. It dates back B.C 400, Byzantine (Rome) Era. Therefore, many traps were placed here against to the enemies which are one of the main important features enchanting the tourists in our day. As soon as the people step into this valuable, mystic underground city, they definitely realize how wonderful location, ancient sanctuary is. Firstly, the priceless construction pays attention with its having apartment complex plan, four big halls, four separate graves, 10 special rooms, water wells, churches, barns, winery, ventilation system(very perfect mechanism), winery and enclosable doors by the way of circle stone like millstone for security reasons. Additionally there are found many ambushes in the long narrow tunnels for to misdirect hostiles in the Ozkonak underground city. Secondly, there are located many narrow, long holes and tunnels carved into those every floors which enable the citizens easily to communicate and to pour hot oil against any conquerors.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Pigeon Valley

Pigeon valley is situated between Göreme and Uçhisar and is ideal for walking, as the trek is relatively easy. The name comes from the thousands of pigeon houses that have been carved into the soft tuff since ancient times. Although they can be found throughout Cappadocia, they are especially numerous in this valley.

Duration: 1 hour
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