This cave is a great place to cool off from the heat! Its stalactites and stalagmites are 15,000 years old.
This cave is a great place to cool off from the heat! Its stalactites and stalagmites are 15,000 years old. It is said that the air inside the cave is good for sufferers of asthma.
Damlatas Cave – Centre for recreation
During blasting work for the construction of Alanya Harbour in 1948, engineers found the Damlatas cave. Today the cave is one of the town’s most popular attractions. The cave has a constant temperature of 22-23 degrees Celsius and humidity level of more than 90 %. There are also stalagmites and stalactites which are several thousand years old. The climate in the cave is said to be therapeutic for those with respiratory problems, especially asthma sufferers. Doctors can prescribe visits to the cave and time is reserved every morning for their patients.
Damlataş Magarası is a relativ small cave with beautiful calcite formations, located right at Cleopatra Beach in the centre of Alanya. A large cavern with a size of 13 x 10m and a height of 15m is used for Speleotherapy. The humid air is supposed to be good for fighting asthmatic problems. The doctors at Alanya prescribe this treatment regularly, and every morning before tourists enter the cave there are some hours reserved for patients.
In between doctors from all over the world suggest to patients suffering from asthma or other bronchial diseases to spend 21 days minimum with daily 4 hours inside of the cave. Because of that the local authorities have closed the cave in the morning between 6.00 and 10.00 o´clock for public visitors. For taking part in the cure as a patient you will need a signed medical certificate from your doctor.