Visit Damlataş Cave in Alanya: Location, Entrance, and Tips

Last Updated by Ezgi on June 20, 2021
damlataş cave in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey

Damlataş Cave, located in the very center of Alanya, is the most easily accessible cave.

Damlataş Cave is a 15,000 year old natural formation and is one of the mysterious beauties in Alanya. This cave is a nice attraction to visit if you get bored of the beach or want to cool off. It attracts many tourist every year.

In this article, you will find all the important information you need to know before visiting Damlataş Cave, including location, entrance, tickets, tours, and tips for a great visit!

What Can I Do at Damlataş Cave?

Damlataş Cave is just below Alanya Castle, located on the west of the peninsula by the Mediterranean Sea. Damlataş beach, directly in front, was named after this cave.

The cave is fascinatingly beautiful with its very impressive illuminated stalactites and stalagmites and has a constant temperature around 22-23 degrees celsius. One section has wide columns with stalactites and stalagmites and is 13 to 14 meters wide and 15 meters high.

The Healing Air inside Damlataş Cave

Inside the cave, the carbon dioxide ratio is much higher than normal and the air inside has radioactivity properties, which is said to be good for diseases, such as non-allergic asthma and rheumatism.

Since the cave is also used for medicinal purposes, visiting hours are arranged separately from touristic visits. There are 21 days programs to cure the people suffering from asthma. The people spends 4 hours a day inside the cave to ease their respiratory problems.

There is a small payment for visitors coming for health reasons. However, you do need a doctor's prescription to attend this type of program.

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Entrance, Tickets, and Tours

  • Entrance : Damlataş Cave is open everyday between 08:30-18.00. 
  • Tickets : The Museum Card is not valid for Damlataş Cave. The entrance fee is 12 TL for adults and 6 TL for students in 2021.

How to Get to Damlataş Cave

  • By Car: There is a paid parking lot near the cave. 
  • By Bus: Public bus numbers 1, 40, and 50 can be used to reach Damlataş Cave.
  • Rent a Car: You can also rent a car to go to Damlataş Cave. Read our article about renting a car in Alanya.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What can I see in Damlataş Cave?

The cave is fascinatingly beautiful with its very impressive illuminated stalactites and stalagmites and has a constant temperature around 22-23 degrees celsius. One section has wide columns with stalactites and stalagmites and is 13 to 14 meters wide and 15 meters high.

Where is Damlataş Cave?

Damlataş Cave is a seafront cave in the Alanya district of Antalya. It is located 3 km from Alanya city center, on the west coast of the historical Alanya Castle.

How much is the entrance to Damlataş Cave?

The Museum Card is not valid for Damlataş Cave. The entrance fee is 12 TL for adults and 6 TL for students in 2021.

What can I see around Damlataş Cave?

Damlataş Cave is in the heart of Alanya, on the western side of Alanya Castle. There is the famous Damlataş Beach right in front of it. A cable car going up to the castle and the Alanya Museum is within walking distance.

The History of Damlataş Cave

Research shows that the formation of Damlataş Cave dates back 15,000 years. Rainwater flowing into the cave caused the formation of stalactites along with the humidity and heat inside the cave. The stalagmites in the cave were formed as a result of the high temperature inside the cave. The cave has taken its current form as a result of purification with salt water.

Damlataş Cave was discovered as a result of dynamite detonation during the construction of a ferry pier in 1948. After preliminary research by two geologists, it was opened to the public and thus became the first cave opened to tourism in Turkey.

Looking for more places to visit in Antalya? Discover more caves in Antalya.

Contact

  • Address: Çarşı, Damlataş Cd. No:81, 07400 Alanya/Antalya
  • Opening Hours: 08:30 - 18:00 everyday
  • Public Transport: Bus, minibus

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