5 Most Beautiful Waterfalls of Antalya
Welcoming visitors from all over the world, Antalya has dozens of beaches with a coastline of 640 kilometers. It is a holiday destination that is prioritized by those looking for sea, sand, and sun every year. Antalya has a very rich tourism potential with its waterfalls, caves, canyons, and ancient cities. Antique settlements at an altitude of 1200 altitudes, streams and lakes originating from the Taurus Mountains, interesting formations of thousands of years old caves, and gushing waterfalls undoubtedly make Antalya a good holiday option. Here are the top 5 most beautiful waterfalls of Antalya:
The first beautiful waterfall in the list of waterfalls of Antalya is Kurşunlu Waterfall, located within the borders of Antalya city center. The waterfall, which was organized and opened to visitors in 1986, is one of the first sightseeing spots that come to mind when Antalya is mentioned. Kurşunlu Waterfall is located in a 2 km long canyon. You may not be able to walk this area during your walk, but there are path-style walking paths in the area where the waterfall is located.
Upper Düden Waterfall
The second beautiful waterfall in the list of waterfalls of Antalya is the Düden waterfall. Düden is one of the first things that come to mind when it comes to waterfalls in Antalya. But Düden Waterfall is not a single waterfall. There are two different waterfalls as Upper Düden and Lower Düden. Upper Düden Waterfall has located approximately 10 km from Antalya city center. Upper Düden, within the borders of Kepez district, was called “Alexander Waterfall” in history. The reason for this is shown as Alexander the Great resting his horses during his conquest of the region and meeting their water needs here.
The names of the waterfalls come from the Düden Stream. The Düden Stream, on the other hand, divides into 2 branches and flows. Upper Düden Waterfall formed in the upper part and Lower Düden, also known as Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall, flows below.
Lower Düden Waterfall (Karpuzkaldıran Waterfall)
The third beautiful waterfall in the list of waterfalls of Antalya is Lower Düden. This is the point where the Düden Stream meets the Mediterranean. Lower Düden is about 20 minutes away from the center of Antalya. Located on Lara road, the waterfall is also very close to Antalya Airport. Here, when you get out of your vehicle, the lush landscape of Düden Park welcomes you. When you walk towards the cliffs, you hear the sound of Lower Düden. Düden Stream pours down from the 40-meter-high cliffs here and meets the sea. The water that reaches the Mediterranean creates an exquisite view as it flows. This enchanting view is one of the must-see places in Antalya.
The fourth beautiful waterfall in the list of waterfalls of Antalya is the Manavgat waterfall. Manavgat Waterfall is one of the advertising faces of Antalya, which is flooded by tourists. Manavgat Waterfall is one of the first places to be recommended to people who say they are going to Antalya. Located within the borders of Antalya’s Manavgat district, the waterfall is approximately 80 km from the center of Antalya. The color of the waterfall, formed on the 93-km-long Manavgat River, which pours its waters into the Mediterranean, fascinates those who come with it.
Değirmendere Waterfall (Secret Paradise Waterfall)
The fifth beautiful waterfall in the list of waterfalls of Antalya is the Değirmendere waterfall. The waterfall, which is 105 km from the center of Antalya, is located within the borders of the Manavgat district. It is 55 km from Alanya. The other name of Değirmendere Waterfall is also called Secret Heaven Waterfall. It is known that it got this name because of the mill located here in the old years. There is no flowing water as magnificent as other waterfalls here. There are 4 large and small waterfalls. But its location and nature seem like a hidden paradise.
There is also no entry fee. You can have breakfast at the facility located here and spend time alone with nature. It is an invaluable boon for those escaping the crowds of the city. It is a place that will make you feel good with its clear ice-cold water and fish swimming in the water in lush nature.
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