Sivas is a city in central Turkey that was formerly known as Sebastea, Sebasteia, or Megalopolis-Sebasteia. It is located in the wide valley of the Kzl River at an elevation of 4,183 feet (1,275 metres). The history of Sivas before it became the Roman city of Sebastea, which became the capital of Armenia Minor under the emperor Diocletian near the end of the third century, is unknown, despite excavations at a mound known as Topraktepe indicating Hittite settlements in the area. Under the Byzantines, Sebastea was a sizable and prosperous Anatolian city. In the sixth century, Justinian I, the Byzantine emperor, had the city walls repaired and strengthened. Yıldız is one of the most conspicuous regions in Sivas.
People who visit Deirmenalt, also known as the secret paradise in Sivas’ Yldz Town, are amazed by its caves and waterfall.
The Deirmenalt caves and waterfall, also known as the hidden paradise, are located in the village of Yldz, which is about 52 kilometres from the heart of Sivas. With the help of the town of Yldz’s construction efforts, recreation places are still being built in the Deirmenlat waterfall and caves. Deirmenalt, which receives a lot of attention from those around it, astounds everyone with its natural beauty. Deirmenalt waterfall, which draws tourists from several regions, is something that the government wants to promote for local tourism.
Turgut Başc reported that while travelling from Izmir to Sivas, he did not pass by the Deirmenalt waterfall and caves:
The town of Yıldız, which is about 52 kilometers away from the center of Sivas, is home to the Değirmenaltı caves and waterfall, which is called the hidden paradise. Recreation areas continue to be created with the works carried out by the town of Yıldız in the caves and waterfall of Değirmenlatı. Değirmenaltı, which attracts great attention by the surrounding people, amazes those who see it with its natural beauty. değirmenaltı waterfall, which welcomes visitors from many provinces, is wanted to be brought to the provincial tourism.
According to Emrah Saygsunar, who claimed to have frequented the Deirmenalt caves and waterfalls:
“Sivas has become our second hometown. I am very happy to live in such a natural beauty. Everything here is so beautiful in an extraordinary way. This is our third time here. The places we prefer are places in nature, today we came to have a picnic with my family. If these places are expanded further and beautiful works are done, it will be very beautiful. Sivas is a steppe city, but this is a place where everyone can come and see it with an air like the middle Black Sea. I invite everyone here.”