Guide to Green Canyon in Manavgat: Boat Tours, Access, and Tips

Last Updated by Gizem on August 9, 2021
Green canyon in Antalya at Turkey

Close to Manavgat, in the heart of the Taurus Mountains, Green Canyon is a popular destination for summer excursions in the Antalya region. Looking at the pictures of this place, you would think it is in the Indonesian Islands, but no, this beautiful place is right here in Turkey. 

It is actually one of the few canyons in Turkey that offers cruises, with its beautiful, natural scenery and one of the largest dams in Turkey. The landscape is breathtaking and the boat tours are amazing too!

In this article, you will find all the important information you need for your visit to Green Canyon, including what to expect in your visit, attractions in the area, information about boat tours, and how to get there. Here we go!

What Can I Do in Green Canyon?

Green Canyon in Antalya in Turkey

Green Canyon is located at Olymapınar Dam in the Taurus Mountains near the city of Manavgat.

You can walk along the shore and admire the beauty of nature. There are several cafes and restaurants on the shore, offering Turkish specialties with a beautiful view. But the best way to see the canyon up close is on a 17-kilometer boat tour.

Boat Cruises & Tours in Green Canyon (Manavgat)

One of the most popular activities in the canyon is a full-day cruise through the picturesque canyon. Especially on hot days, Green Canyon attracts visitors with its refreshingly cold waters and peaceful tranquility.

During the leisurely cruise, you can soak up the sun, enjoy the sensational views and take plenty of photos. The impressive canyon with its natural beauty and the Taurus Mountains provide the perfect backdrop.

The cruise takes you along a rugged rocky landscape to the Olymapınar Dam, one of the largest dams in Turkey with an area of 470 hectares. The serene atmosphere and peaceful environment create a calming experience.

At the various stops, you can jump into the crystal clear water, swim in the emerald green lake, and cool off. Usually, food and drinks are also included during the boat trips. 

Alternatively, there are also nature tours where you search for the endangered brown fish owl, a species from the owl family.

Attractions in the Area

Manavgat is rich in beautiful landscapes and amazing natural wonders. So, you are sure to find some fascinating sights surrounding Green Canyon.

One of them is Manavgat Waterfall. It's one of the most visited waterfalls in Turkey.

Another highlight in the area is the hidden Altınbeşik Cave in the National Park with the same name. Learn more about it in our guide to Altınbeşik Cave & National Park.

Shopping fans will get their money's worth at the Manavgat Bazar or in the Novamall Manavgat shopping center.

Wooden tourist boat sail in green canyon Alanya in Turkey

Entrance, Tickets, and Tours 

  • Tickets: Boat tours in Green Canyon are organized by local operators.
  • Tours: Tickets for boat and nature tours are available from various operators as well as here.
  • Tip: To book amusement parks, museums, and tour tickets in advance of your trip to the Antalya region, don't hesitate to check out the deals in our official shop.

How to Get to Green Canyon

Green Canyon is located near the town of Manavgat / Side in the Antalya region, about 80 km from Antalya.

If you book a boat trip in advance, many operators will pick you up from your hotel in the Antalya region. Alternatively, you can get to Green Canyon with a rental car.

If you want to use public transport, you can take the minibus from the Antalya Intercity Bus Terminal, to go to Manavgat.

rafting in the green canyon in Alanya in Turkey

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What are the opening hours at Green Canyon?

You can visit Green Canyon Monday thru Friday from 09:00 to 21:00 and  Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 to 17:00.

Where is Green Canyon?

Green Canyon is located near the city of Manavgat/Side in the Antalya region, about 80 km from Antalya.

How do I get to Green Canyon?

If you book a boat trip in advance, many operators will pick you up from your hotel in the Antalya region. Alternatively, you can get to Green Canyon with a rental car.

If you want to use public transport, you can take the minibus from the Antalya Intercity Bus Terminal, to go to Manavgat.

What is the best time to visit Green Canyon?

Green Canyon can be visited from spring to autumn. The best time to visit Green Canyon is during the summer.

Contact 

  • Address: Green Canyon, Sevinçköy, River, 07600 Manavgat/Antalya
  • Opening Hours: For the lastest information about opening hours, please consult the official website. 
  • Public Transport : Minibuses from Antalya Intercity Bus Terminal in the direction of Manavgat

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