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Address: Yagca Koyu Antalya Merkez, Antalya Merkez, Antalya, Turkey
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It is the largest cave in Turkey to have been inhabited. Some of the finds...

It is the largest cave in Turkey to have been inhabited. Some of the finds are on display in the little Karain Museum and others in the Pre-History Section of Antalya Museum.

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Quite nice

It was nice not that much to see but interesting to read about. Recommendation is to go in the evening when it is cooler as it is hard to walk up all the stairs in the midday... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
Zehra E
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It was nice not that much to see but interesting to read about. Recommendation is to go in the evening when it is cooler as it is hard to walk up all the stairs in the midday. Bring water as there isn't a shop there. Entrance cost us 5 tl which is reasonable.

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1 Thank Zehra E
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

These were not among the best caves I've ever been to, but still a nice place to visit if you have the time. The caves are located 1.45 hours outside of Antalya center, so if you aren't interested in archaeology, I wouldn't recommend it. After the long drive comes a long climb of stairs up to the caves, but the... More 

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11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

It was little cold and too much stairs (470 steps), but very nice place to go, didn't think my 2 years old son will like but I was wrong, he really enjoyed the echo of his voice, and as a geologist I enjoyed the Stalagmites and stalactites, my wife is a sculptor so she enjoyed the dissolution shapes in rock,... More 

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1 Thank Mohamed S
East Sussex
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is an interesting cave, consisting of a number of chambers and situated high up above a flat plain. Good steps have recently been built to enable access, but there are a lot of them, I estimate over 400, to climb. It is famous for its archaeology, with most of the finds being in the main Antalya museum. The small... More 

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1 Thank Norman E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

hell of a climb but interesting stop off if you like caves. take water with you and appreciate the views as well as the cave itself. if it's all about location this residence has it!

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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

It's a fair way to drive to get here. The steps up to it are long and arduous. THIS IS NOT SUITABLE IF YOU HAVE WALKING DIFFICULTIES. Make sure you have water with you and maybe a bite to eat at the top. This is two attractions in one. the climb up the hill has been paved with steps there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This cave has an unbelievably fantastic history but sadly right now that is difficult to perceive. Work is going on around the cave to improve the amenities, but that currently means no museum. As caves go it is pretty, but it's history is what makes it stand out, so without information it is a let down. Hopefully the museum will... More 

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1 Thank Matthew C
Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a fascinating experience. Be prepared for a good climb, but be sure that it is worth it to venture into the caves of the oldest inhabitants of the area. The insides are impressive and you can get a good deal for what it would have been like to be a cave dweller all that time ago.

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Thank Antalyaman
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

It is a nice place to visit on your way to Termessos. It is well maintained and lighting helps enhance the beauty. No shops or guides at the site but there are ablutions available and people selling soft drinks.

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Thank Estelle J
Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This cave is some around 500.000 years old. It is 30 km. away from the city and in the nortwest suburb of Antalya. It comes from the paleolithic age. I advice you to wear good shoes because you have to climb some around 200 metres. There is a small entrance fee (5 TL in July,2015).

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