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Antalya - Altinbesik Cave National Park

NATIONAL PARKS

Location: Altinbesik Cave is on the western side of the steep Manavgat Hill, 7km from Ibradi (Aydinkent) district of Antalya, and 5 km southeast of Urunlu village.
Transportation: The National Park is accessible via the Antalya - Ibradi - Urunlu road, then a one-hour walk from Urunlu to the cave.

Highlights: Altinbesik Cave is a horizontal and partly active cave system, and its name comes from the Altinbesik Hill, on the upper side of the cave. This region of the Taurus Mountains has a very complex geological and geomorphologic structure with geological overlaps, large twists and deep valleys.
The cave was carved into old limestone in the upper Creosote.

It was developed on three levels, and the bottom and middle levels are active in the rainy seasons, and the upper level is always dry.
The cave acts as an underground stream which releases water which has collected underground. In the autumn there are many stationary ponds, and in the spring, many streams flow from the sub and middle levels of the cave. In the upper level, there are stalactites and stalagmites.

In addition to the cave, the surrounding area of the Manavgat Valley has a great natural beauty, and Uruncu is known for its impressive local architecture.

Facilities: Accommodation is available in Aydinkent and Urunlu.