Month: July 2012

Til Koy

Tit köy is a small village 9 km. to the east of Derinkuyu. On the main road to So?anl? and is situated on the slope of a hill. What …

Dogala

One of the underground cities of the region referred to earlier is situated at the village of Do?ala on the south slope of Erta? hill, seven km. to the …

Ayan

Around a Byzantirte church one km. to the west of Derinkuyu there exist hundreds of rooms. The secret tunnel which joins these rooms with Manast?r at Derinkuyu was open …

Derinkuyu Monastery

Within Derinkuyu there is a monastery which is said to be the first lunatic asylum in the world. Two Christians, Ayanaryeros and Ayaso-zori, who lived in Derinkuyu before the …

Rock Settlements

Simple, single-naved, vaulted churches constitute the earliest of the Cappadocian churches, presumably dating from the 7th – 8th centuries. The remaining ones, the columns, domes and other architectural elements …