The underground city of Saratli from Side

The underground city of Saratli from Side
2020-12-23 11:28:45
Side Tours

In Aksaray province, a unique underground city was discovered in the 1990s. Archaeologists suggest that the history of its foundation leads to the times of the Roman Empire, as evidenced by the remains of utensils, homewares. Since 2001, a visit to the underground city of Saratly, with a total area of about two square kilometers, has been open. The city itself consists of seven levels. On the lower floor there were household rooms, for animals, above - rooms for housing, bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, wells, bath-hamam, barns, ventilation pipes. The age of the city remains a mystery, as there are very few finds, can the historian Xenophon mention about the underground cities, talking about it? Many secrets are hidden: who are the inhabitants of the city, where, where they went. Three tiers have been opened for the tourist viewing. The historical memo is located away from the main tourist routes, so you can get there by tour bus. Tourists are offered a lot of souvenirs in the form of a rag doll with a painted face.