This underground settlement which is located in the centre
of the village of Özlüce, the ancient name of which was
Zile, is on the Nevsehir-Derinkuyu road, 6 km south of the
town of Kaymakli.
Ozluce Underground settlement is different from the others
in terms of its geological formation and architectural
features. The underground settlement has tufa of different
colors. There is only one floor in this underground
settlement which has not been completely opened; however, it
covers a very large area.
At the entrance is a place with two intertwining arches made
of basalt. Access to the main tufa stone can be gained
through a 15 m long passage, made of rubble stone. The stone
places, which lead to the underground settlement, are more
recent than the rock hollowed places that form the
underground settlement. At the end of this passage there is
a millstone door which is made of hard granite and is 1.75 m
Being the largest area in the underground settlement, the
main space at the entrance consists of two parts. To the
right of the main space are storage rooms, and to the left
are living areas. On the sides of the long corridors are
cell-like rooms and on the floor are traps.