Saratli Kirkgoz
Saratli Kirkgoz
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Iva S
Prague, Czech Republic704 contributions
Aug 2022
26/08/2022 We visited five underground cities in Cappadocia, each one is unique and mysterious. I recommend to visit + also for people, who manage their claustrophobia from narrow dark corridors and tunnels, at least like me... More Youtube travel video PSIS-visit. Iva+Petr Prague CZ.
Written November 24, 2022
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Saratli Kirkgöz is one of a number of Underground Cities in this part of Central Turkey. Some smaller tour groups stop by here on the way to Cappadoccia. Steps lead down to multiple levels of tunnels and corridors. It was built in the 7th C and with a good guide you will get shown sleeping quarters and where people use to cook. This isn't a good place to visit if you have mobility issues or suffer from claustrophobia. Grills stop you from falling down holes once used for cooking and storage. It is pleasantly cool once you are underground. The place isn't huge, you can see it in 15 minutes maximum.
Written November 7, 2014
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teenasan3
Eugene, OR275 contributions
Apr 2018 • Solo
Our tour stopped here, a smart choice because there are less crowds. Although a series of caves the spaces were not too close . The guide explained the function of the various rooms, such as storage, kitchens and bedrooms. The round door stones were quite interesting. Although this city was seven layers originally we only visited two which was enough.
Written April 30, 2018
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,378 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
The Yeralti Sehri, or Saratli Underground City, is located the town of Saratli.
It is only one of over 200 underground cities within this region.

All were built for defensive purposes and protection against invasions and attacks.

Explore some of the multiple levels of tunnels, a maze of corridors, secret tunnels and dead ends.

These were not only a clever part of the design for defence, but also acted as a ventilation system.

With living areas, food storage, wine production, water from deep wells, there are many hidden spaces dotted throughout the city.

Near the exit, you will find several women selling cheap, handmade dolls for a few Lira, as well as a large gift store selling the usual souvenirs.

An organized tour with a knowledgeable guide, detailed information and specifics of historical significance, make this visit all the more interesting.
Written September 28, 2016
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Mike X
Chicago, IL2,023 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Really interesting underground caves with few people visiting. It's a pretty quick visit though. In and out in less than 20 minutes.
Written October 31, 2020
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linweisingapore
Singapore, Singapore4,708 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Visited Saratli Underground City.

Outside this underground city, there were few stalls selling Turkush souvenirs.

With an English speaking guide walked into the underground city. The city has very steep steps , small tunnels and cramp living area. This place was a hiding place of many Christians when they were prosecuted. Saw stoves and utensils left behind. The many tunnels are alike many rooms. When the guide gave commentaries, they tranforned to echoes, many can be heard.

Interesting place to visit. A pair of comfortable shoes needed. Need to exercise extra caution to avoid hitting one's head, also walk carefully on the steep steps avoiding fall; due to the low ceiling in this underground city.

An hour or slightly more to complete touring this site.
Written July 25, 2016
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Lucy N
Melbourne, Australia403 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
t is amazing that there is a whole other lot of houses underneath the ground. It is interesting to walk along the passageways and see the tactics they used in case of intruders. These were made by people who hid instead of fight. There is a small souvenir shop as soon as you come out but after you come out of there there are about 10 women with tables selling you the same dolls from the area. They all yell at you. I wish they sold different things so you could buy from more than one.
Written October 6, 2019
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sveinenator
Spikkestad, Norway851 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
How could they live down there, breath down there, eat down there, hide from enimies down there. YES, they did. In a maze of tunnels, corridors and caves.How to survive, make an intricate air system, and then you can survive everything. Try it yourself. The stone wheels used as doors kept the enimies away.
Written August 17, 2015
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Angela L
Sydney, Australia173 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
Saratli underground cities in Cappadocia were very interesting, especially the entrances which still had the large 'disc' shaped rolling doors.

Note - Due to the uneven ground and walking down tight passages, anyone with mobility issues it would be a problem.
Written July 1, 2015
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Travel-1-Facts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada280 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
It was very interesting to see all the main rooms and further levels of stairs and carved rooms where people lived in seclusion. There are huge round stone disks that served as doors to keep people out, which is nice to see they are still intact.

There are many women selling hand made dolls outside, and a vendor selling freshly squeezed/pressed oranges for juice. there is also a larger gift store with lots to choose from.
Written June 6, 2015
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