Welcome to Nevşehir
Poor old Nevşehir. Surrounded by the stunning countryside of Cappadocia, this provincial capital of bland mid-rise apartment buildings has never offered travellers an incentive to linger. Things may be looking up though; an underground city was discovered when the town council began clearing away the old neighbourhood around Nevşehir castle. Continuing excavations have since revealed a vast tunnel network and a frescoed church that may date back to as early as the 5th century. The site is partially pegged to be open for visitors by 2018 but check locally for confirmation.