Turkey is in one of the first positions in the ranking of countries of owning the most caves and waterways below the surface. The number of caves in Turkey is calculated to be more then 40.000.

Research on caves, called speology, is becoming of more and more interest for the scientists. Small caves around Alanya belonging to the most important ones in Turkey.

Dim Cave

It’s the second biggest cave of Turkey. Its height above sea level is nearly same with the height of Alanya Castle (240m). Its distance to the city center is 12km. The road to the cave is asphalt-paved road. Officially the cave was opened to local and international tourism in 1999, but…

Damlataş Cave

This cave was found by accident by a dynamite explosion which was done to open a stone quarry during the building of the harbour. People entered from that hole and were amazed by what they have seen. They closed the hole immediately and moved the explosions to another place. While all…

Kadıini Cave ( Çatak )

This cave is one of the first homes of humanity in Alanya. This cave is in Catak district on the border between Oba Town (15km far from Alanya) and Bademagaci Village. When you go to this district you arrive to the entrance of the cave by walking from a steep but…

Pirates Cave

The boat that you have boarded at the harbour goes around the pier which is 500m long. It goes close to the land so that you can see the shipyard, Tophane Tower, Cavir harbour which is a small harbour for fishermen, Tophane vicinity, Esat Tower and walls of the castle. When…

The Lovers Cave

After Korsanlar Cave you move around the castle and reach to Asiklar Cave. It’s not possible to enter this cave with a boat as the entrance of the cave is three or four meter high from the surface of the sea. People who are brave enough climb till the entrance and…

Phosphorus Cave

Fosforlu Mağara (Phosphorus Cave) is named after the phosphorescent colour of the light inside. However, this is a so called Blue Grotto, where the sunlight shines through water into the cave and is thus filtered so there is a brilliant shimmer and glitter to be seen in the water and the walls of the caves.