Manavgat

Altinbesik Cave – Famous for Underground Waters in Turkey

Altinbesik Cave National Park is one of the most beautiful caves in Antalya. Located in the İbrada district of Antalya, the cave is close to Manavgat.

Altinbesik Cave National Park was declared a national park in 1994. The element that creates the value of the park is Altinbesik Cave, as its name suggests. The cave, which develops within the karstic structure, is horizontal and partially active, is the first in Turkey and the third largest underground lake cave in Europe.

Altinbesik Cave Cave National Park

The cave, which fascinates those who see it, takes its name from the Altinbesik Hill on it. It starts with a lake that is approximately 125 meters long from the entrance of the cave. At the same time, this lake has a depth of up to 15 meters from time to time.

There is a naturally formed bridge in the middle of the lake. In the last parts of the lake, there is a travertine formation with a height of approximately 44 meters and an extraordinary appearance.

The cave, which has a length of 2500 meters with its inner branches, empties its waters into the Manavgat Stream. Altinbesik Cave has a striking appearance with its dripstones, stalactites and stalagmites.

The cave cannot be visited in these months due to the rains in the spring and winter months. But you can visit the cave in summer and autumn. Mediterranean scrub vegetation is dominant in Altinbesik Cave National Park. The park is also rich in wildlife.

If you want to see different places to visit nearby, you can visit the historical houses in Ormana village. It is about 10 km away from Altinbesik Cave. For information, you can refer to our article on Ormana village and historical houses that we shared on our website.

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