Those with claustrophobic tendencies have mixed reactions to visiting the show-stopping sites of Derinkuyu and Kamalkli: Some find going underground to be a walk in the park, while others don't fare as well. For those concerned with claustrophobia or physical limitations, the more modest Maziköy is a good alternative to the Derinkuyu and Kaymakli underground cities. The underground complex is actually built up into the rock formation with the entrance at ground level, allowing visitors to avoid descents deep into the earth. Don't get complacent, however, as more adventurous explorers can deploy some rudimentary rock-climbing skills to access the upper levels, a dusty experience described by friends as "epic."