GREEN - Green Tour
DERİNKUYU UNDERGROUND CITY-IHLARA VALLEY SELİMİYE MANASTIRI
CITY OF DEEP WATER
This subterranean city was originally used as a natural warehouse by the locals, and was later used as a shelter against potential Arab invasions in the late Roman times. Derinkuyu underground city is the deepest underground city of Cappadocia.
The Ihlara Valley was formed by the volcanic eruption of the Hasan Mountain. Afterwards, Melendiz Creek eroded the valley over time, resulting in a large crack. Finally, a collapse of 80 meters in the valley was formed. The whole of the valley is 14 km long. In the past, Christians often lived at various points of the valley and carved many churches there and painted numerous figures. consists of a 3.5 km hiking trail.