Guide to Sapadere Canyon in Alanya: Access, Attractions, and Tips for Tourists 

Last Updated on February 16, 2023
Sapadere canyon in Antalya in Turkey

Sapadere Canyon, east of Alanya, is one of the most impressive canyons in Turkey.

This canyon is very popular among tourists who want to spend the day exploring the Antalya region. It's a very peaceful and natural place similar to Green Canyon in Manavgat and Göynük Canyon in Kemer. In addition to the canyon, you will find several waterfalls and rich flora and fauna in the area.

In this article, you will find important information for your visit to Sapadere Canyon in Alanya, including what to expect during your visit it and helpful information on entrance fees, tours, and how to get there.

Sapadere canyon near Alanya of Turkey

What Can I Do in Sapadere Canyon ?

Sapadere Canyon is located in the middle of the Taurus Mountains and is 750 m long. It will enchant you with its untouched nature. Let's discover some of the various activities you can find during your visit.

The Sapadere canyon in the Taurus mountains in Alanya in Turkey by Thomas

1. Hike to the Canyon

After a leisurely 30 minute hike through an impressive mountain landscape, you will reach the canyon.

Well-maintained wooden trails lead you easily through the picturesque valley.  Along the way, you can enjoy the fresh air and admire the natural pools, as well as many species of animals that call the valley home. Finally, you will arrive at the canyon, where the village of Sapadere is located.

Here you will be welcomed by a beautiful waterfall and natural pools. If you're brave, you can dare to jump into the ice-cold spring water and swim here. There are also ladders in some places, so you can easily descend into the pools. The most beautiful pool is located at the most distant waterfall in the canyon.

Sapadere Village in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey by Thomas

2. The Village of Sapadere

In the village of Sapadere you can buy regional food, spices, fresh vegetables, and tropical fruits. The village is also interesting for its silkworms that hatch in the spring and the old silk factory, which can be visited. The mosque in the village is also one of the places to visit for many tourists.

Dimcay in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey

3. Attractions in the Area 

  • A short trip to Dwarf Cave, located just a few kilometers above the valley, is recommended. A short walk through the cool stalactite cave is a wonderful way to see this attraction
  • About 1.5 hours away, you will find the idyllic Dim Çayı National Park, one of the most visited attractions in Alanya. 
Sapadere Canyon in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey by Thomas

4. Restaurant in Sapadere Canyon

There is a local restaurant at the entrance of the canyon in the middle of nature. It serves typical Turkish food and has outdoor seating. The tables on the river bank are the most sought after.

This is a good place to take a break and enjoy Turkish delicacies and a beautiful view of the river, while listening to the sound of the moving water in the background.

You will also find a souvenir shop and picnic areas nearby.

Sapadere Canyon wintertime in Alanya in Antalya

Entrance, Tickets, and Tours

  • Entrance: A small entrance fee is charged to enter Sapadere Canyon. The Museum Card is not valid here.
  • Tickets: Entrance tickets are available for purchase on site. Tickets for a day trip to Sapadere Canyon are available in our store.
  • Tours: Guided day tours to Sapadere Canyon are one of the most comfortable ways to explore this impressive canyon. They usually include transfers, guide assistance, and lunch. Day tours to Sapadere Canyon can be found in our store.
  • 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.
Sapadere Canyon in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey by Thomas

How to Get to Sapadere Canyon

Sapadere Canyon is located in the village of Sapadere, about 40 km from Alanya.

It is not possible to get there by public transport.

You can explore Sapadere Canyon either on a guided day trip, for example a jeep safari, or drive with a rental car and visit the valley at your own pace. The the roads are well marked and there are parking facilities on site.

You can find helpful information about renting a car in Antalya here.

Sapadere Canyon in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey by Thomas

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where is Sapadere Canyon?

Sapadere Canyon is situated in Sapadere village, about 40 km from Alanya.

What are the opening hours of Sapadere Canyon?

Sapadere Canyon is open daily from 08:00 to 19:00.

Where can I get tickets for day trips to Sapadere Canyon?

Tickets for day trips to Sapadere Canyon can be bought online in our ticket store.

Is there an entrance fee for Sapadere Canyon?

A small entrance fee is charged to enter Sapadere Canyon. The Museum Card is not valid here.


  • Address: Sapadere Canyon, 07430 Alanya/Antalya
  • Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 to 19:00
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