There are approximately 500 different caves in and around Antalya. Some of these caves are open to tourism and some of them are waiting to be opened. Some of the caves in Antalya are among the world-renowned archaeological caves.
Altınbesik cave, located near the village of Urunlu in the Akseki district of Antalya, was discovered in 1966. Altinbesik Cave, which has a very large structure, still has undiscovered parts. The cave, which hosts Turkey’s largest lake and Europe’s third-largest underground natural wonders, is accessed by boat and boating service is provided free of charge.
The entrance of the cave is covered with 125 meters long underground lake and the total length of the cave is 2200 meters. The highest point of the cave is 101 meters and the depth of the lake is 15 meters at some points. There are plenty of stalactites and stalagmites in this cave, which is a must-see for nature and exploration enthusiasts. Those who want to go to the second floor over this travertine can see the lake that is 125 meters long. The cave is covered with travertines and crevices and the air is humid and has an average temperature of 16-18 degrees. Entrance to the cave is not free of charge and swimming on the lake is strictly prohibited. Since the cave is full of water in winter and spring, the cave is suitable for entrance in summer and autumn months.
Altinbesik Cave is 167 km from Antalya and 139 km from Alanya. Those who want to visit the cave can go to the cave through two different routes. The first one, D695 Konya Manavgat highway which leads to the village of Urunlu. The second one is the Manavgat waterfall road through the Dikmen plateau area which also leads to the village of Urunlu.
Beldibi Cave Beldibi Cave is located on the 40th kilometre of the Antalya – Kemer coastal road just off the Çamdağ tunnel.- Kemer coast road 40. Those who want to go to the cave can use private vehicles or Kemer minibuses. Located at a height of 25 meters from the sea coast, this cave is in the form of shelter and many layers have disappeared due to natural destruction. Excavations in the cave, which is open to tourism, yielded flint and tools from the Mesolithic period. On the walls of the cave, there are schematized pictures of people, mountain goats and deer. Discovered in 1956; scientific excavations started in 1959 and continued until 1970. Among the finds were white limestone and marine shells, sherds and a large number of flint tools. These tools include handled blades, arrowheads, sickles and blades.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
The cave was discovered in 1919, and is Turkey’s most wide-mouthed cave. The entrance of the cave is 20 meters high and 75 meters wide. The total length of the cave is 633 meters and the ceiling height reaches up to 80 meters at some points. The giant stalagmites in the cave are eight meters in diameter and fifty-five meters in height and are among the natural wonders to be seen with stalactites and snow-white formations. The cave inscriptions indicate that the cave also had a religious function. Kocain cave is 45 km away from Antalya.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
The cave located in the borders of Yagca Village which is 30 km away from Antalya, is among the greatest natural caves of Turkey. The Karain cave is 450 meters above sea level and it has been understood that it was used as a settlement area and a temple in many ages since the beginning of human history. Some of the archaeological findings found in the excavations inside the cave are exhibited in the Antalya Museum and some of them are in the Karain Museum near the cave. In addition, it was found that the region was used as a settlement until five hundred thousand years ago. Those who want to see the Karain cave should go to Yagca village with minibuses between Antalya and Burdur. Those who reach Yagca village can reach the cave with a short walk. Entrance to the cave is not free of charge and students receive discounts.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
Geyik Bayiri Cave
The cave is located in Geyik Bayiri village, 26 km away from Antalya, and can be reached after a five-minute walk from the village. The length of the cave is 120 meters and the depth at some points within the cave is seven meters. The air inside the cave is cool in summer and warm in winter.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
It is located on the shore of Falezli which descends to the sea of Antalya Atatürk park. As there is no possibility to reach the cave from the land, the sea route is used for going into the cave. The cave is also known as a sea cave because it is connected to the sea. The entrance of the cave is three meters above sea level and the total length of the cave is 60 meters. A part of the cave is inundated and travertines, stalactites, stalagmites and columns reveal a beautiful image.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
The cave has a total length of 74 meters and its deepest point is 27.5 meters. Towards the end of the cave, there are travertines, stalactites and stalagmites. In the cave which is dry, the temperature in summer is a few degrees cooler than outside.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
Büyük Dipsiz (Great Bottomless) Cave
It is located 3 km southwest of Tünek Hill to the west of Antalya port. The deepest point of this cave, which is 40 meters long, is 29 meters. Büyük Dipsiz Cave, which is a dry cave, has a very cool air in summer.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
It is 20 meters above the sea level near the stairs leading down to the sea from the back garden of Antalya city club. There is no water or water accumulation in the cave which is 149 meters long and there are stalactites and stalagmites in the cave.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
It is located in the Atatürk Park which is between the seaside and Konyaalti Street. The deepest point of this cave, which is 124 meters long, is 36 meters. Since the southern part of the cave is in the sea, it is also called a sea cave. The parts of the cave at sea are covered with semi-salty sea waters.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<
6815 meters long cave is located in Manavgat, and it is Turkey’s third-longest great cave. Discovered in 1976, it lies 4 km northwest of the Oymapinar dam. In spring, the water level in the cave rises. The cave, which is visited by adventure and nature lovers, is located within the boundaries of the Tilkiler village of Manavgat.>>> ERROR: Contact the Administrator to see this content <<<