Caves Of Alanya
HERE ARE THE MAGNIFICENT CAVES OF ALANYA
THE PIRATES' CAVE
The roof of the cave is as high as 78 meters and it is possible to enter there with a boat. According to rumors the pirates used to hide the girls and the goods they had stolen here. The other view is, that the pirates were interacting with the fortress and sending the stolen girls and the goods all the way up, and there would have been a connection between the two. But after years and years of erosion, the route must have collapsed.
THE PHOSPHORUS CAVE
This is another amazing cave in the area of the fortress, where it's possible to enter by a small boat. This large cave is very valuable in both geological and esthetic reasons. Even it's more obvious in the daytime, the cave does shine at night too. The name was given of course due to its blue shiny phosphor color.
THE LOVERS' CAVE
The lover's cave is about three meters above the sea- level. It is not possible to enter with a boat but people have to climb to be able to see it. The narrow cave has two entrances and when you enter from the one side of the cliff, you will be able to come out from the other.
THE DAMLATAŞ CAVE
The Damlatas cave is located about 3 km away from the city center next to the sea. It was found in 1948 when stone mine was supposed to be opened. In the entrance is 15 meters high and the inside of the cave is shaped like an open cylinder at the bottom. The meaning of the name is dropping stone, due to the water continuously dropping from the stalactites. Not only for its natural beauty, but it is also famous for its air that is helpful for asthma patients. There are patients that go through treatment under doctor's control and go to the cave every day for a certain period for 21 days. The air in the cave does not change in the winter or summer. It's always 22°c, humidity 95%, air pressure 760 mm. The air consists of 71% nitrogen, 20,5% oxygen, 2,5 permille carbon dioxide, some radioactive particles, and ions. It was the first cave that was opened for tourists. It's on the west coast of the historical Alanya Castle.
THE DİM CAVE
The cave was opened to visitors in 1998 and it is located 11 km from Alanya center, 232 m above the sea level, west from Cebeli Reis mountain and east of Dim River valley. It is estimated that the cave would be a million years old and it is the second largest cave in Turkey that is open to all visitors. There is also a small pond at the end of the cave. The total width is 410 meters, but the 360 meter part is open to tourism. The cave consists of rich stalactites, stalagmites, and travertines.
- THE KADIİNİ CAVE
The cave is located in Oba town in Kadıpınarı district. In 2018 when the University of Süleyman Demirel was doing research, they found human skeletons that belonged to the Upper Paleolithic period and Early Bronze Age. The entrance hall is a large gallery but there is no specific information about the length or other characteristics of the cave. The cave is rich in stalactites and stalagmites.