CAVES OF ALANYA

DAMLATAŞ CAVE
Damlataş Cave was found in 1948 when it was opened for stone pit during construction of port. Cave is on the west coast of the historical Alanya Castle. There is a 50 m at entrance of the cave. You can come to a cylindrical space after the gateway with 15 meters . After here, you can walk into the bottom of cave. Name of Cave “Damlataş” comes from the stalactite which exists by water droplets. Except of its beauty, this cave is popular because of its atmosphere helping people who have asthma illness. These people who come by doctor’s control stays in the cave for 21 days as cure. Weather of the cave doesn’t change during seasons, temperature is 22 C0, damp is %95, constant pressure is 760mm. In the weather of cave there are %71 nitrogen, % 20,5 oxygen, 2,5/10.000 (two and half to ten thousands) CO2 and some radioactive ion.
It is the first cave which was opened to tourism in Turkey.

PIRATES CAVE (GIRLS GRIKE)
Ceiling of the cave is about 78 m height. In old times, it is known that the cave was used as booty storage by pirates and keeping the girls who were kidnapped. According to rumour, it was said that cave had a connection way through the castle, reached the kidnapped girls and booties, then fallen down and closed after the years of hundreds and thousands.
Now you can go into the cave by boats.

PHOSPHORIC CAVE
It is the third cave on the side of Damlataş Cave. This cave, which you can go into by a small boat, is a natural beauty with its geologic value by its nature. Being bright at nights, phosphoric lights of the cave can be seen even during day. Because of its phosphoric colour, name of cave is known as “Phosphoric Cave”.

LOVERS CAVE
Lovers Cave is on the south-west side of the historical peninsula. Having size a person to enter inside you can pass through the other side of the cave if going to its depth. Height between entrance of cave and sea water is about 34 m.

DIM CAVE
It is far away 11 km from Alanya, that is 145 km short of Antalya where is the center of tourism in Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Cave has altitude 232 m and it is on west hillside of Cebeli Reis Mountain that has 1691 m height.
It exists by four (4) spaces and its length is 320 m, its width and height is 10 – 15m. There are lots of glamorous stalactite, dickite and travertine in cave. At the end of cave there is a small lagoon that has 200 m2 water surface and it is in 17 m deep of entrance. This puddle is because of the impermeable schist on the bottom of lagoon.
It is the second big cave to visit in Turkey.

KADIİNİ CAVE
Cave is near Oba neighbourhood, Kadıpınarı. Human bones belonging to Upper Paleolithic Era and Mycenean terms were found here. It is on the top of Kadıpınarı where recreation area is found. Entrance of it has a wide space. There is no certain information about the length and qualities of the cave. There are lots of glamorous stalactites and dickites in cave. Its responsibility is on the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.