visit the underground city of Derinkuyu & Nigde (Ancient Hittite city) with a private guide
Derinkuyu is located in Cappadocia. Derinkuyu is notable for its large multi-level underground city , which is a major tourist attraction.
Nigde is lying on a plateau embellished by volcanic peaks is this city of the Central Anatolian Region which was called "Nahita" during the Hittite period. Since its founding, it has been a commercial center, standing on the ancient trade route between Anatolia and the Mediterranean.
Much later, the land was taken over by the Seljuks, who filled the city with many works, representing the exquisite Seljuk artistic and architectural styles.
Besides the city, the towns of the province of Nigde also contain many remarkable ruins from these early periods. Gumusler is another place of historical importance, 9 km along the Nigde-Kayseri road. A Byzantine monastery is still standing, dating back to the 10th and 11th centuries. High columns and walls covered with frescoes are featured in the rock monastery and these well-preserved buildings are appropriate sites for sightseers.
Tour starts at 09:00. We will go to Derinkuyu Underground City. This is the biggest underground city of Cappadocia. After underground city, we will have lunch in Konakli Village. After lunch, we will see Greek Church. After that, we will go to Gumusler Monastery, one of the well preserved Christian Monastery in Cappadocia. You will see unique fresco of Similing Virgin Marry. After Gumusler Monastery, we will go to Nigde Castle, which was built late Hitite Period around 8'th century B. C. We will see Seljuk Style Alaaddin Mosque. After castle, we will see Ak Madrasah, which was used as an Islamic School during 14'th century A. D. Curently this place is used as an Archeology Museum. We will see Seljuk Style Hudavent Hatun Memorial Tomb. We will turn back your hotel around 17:00
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any Hotel or Kayseri and Nevsehir Aiport in Cappadocia.(But I have to add airport transfer to my tour rate)
End location: Any Hotel or Kayseri and Nevsehir Aiport in Cappadocia.(But I have to add airport transfer to my tour rate)
Duration: 8 hours
I will use small vehicle. I can arrage this tour less than or more than 4 people doesn't matter, you can contact with me.
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The tour that Efe provided for my spouse and I was the best guided tour we have ever had. We are an elderly couple and my spouse has a touch vertigo. Efe was very patient and assisted us through the rough spots. He is affable,energetic and has a good sense of humor. More importantly, his knowledge of and passion for the area's culture and history is phenomenal. He made the tour personal rather than something you would hear from a pre recorded self directed tour. We will absolutely recommend Efe.