The seven-level underground city of Ozkonak was used to  protect  the town's people from invaders and later for religious purposes.  These caves could house thousands of people for several months.  It is not known who initially dug these caves








Rolling stones were used to block off passage ways. 






Today, the town no longer  defends against invasion.


Cappadocia:        Ankara        Hattusa        Ozkonak        Uchisar        Yazilikaya
Istanbul:        Around Town        Blue Mosque        Hagia Sophia        Topkapi Palace
South Coast:        Antalya        Aspendos        Myra & Demre        Perge        Xanthos
South West Inland:        Konya        Aphrodisias        Pamukkale        Sagalassos        Sardis
West Coast:   Izmir    Assos    Didyma    Ephesus    Gallipoli    Miletus    Pergamum    Priene    Troy

Pictures by Tom Aprille                                            Return