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

Last Updated by Ezgi on June 27, 2021
Dim Cave in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey

Dim Cave stands out as a karst formation and has a mysterious atmosphere.

 It's one of the countless natural beauties around Alanya. This place attracts a lot of attention from tourists who want to discover beauties around Alanya.

In this article, to help you make the most of your visit, we will go through all the useful tourist information you need for your visit to Dim Cave, including location, entrance, tours, and tickets.

Dim Cave in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey

What Can I Do at Dim Cave?

Dim Cave is located in the perfect place for nature walks, in the upper part of the Dim valley. You can hike through the valley and absorb the fresh smell of pine trees and marvelous scenery on your way to Dim Cave.

Dim Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Turkey. The cave's total length is 410 meters and a 360 meter section is open to visitors. The lightning system inside makes the stalactites and stalagmites very delightful to look at all along the way. The colorful lighting creates a fabulous atmosphere inside the cave.

When inside, you will see four halls bearing the names Pamukkale Hall, Organ Hall, The Hall with Chandelier, and Lake Hall.

The temperature inside the cave is a constant 18°C throughout the year. One of the most striking things is a small pool and a 200 square meter lake in Dim Cave.

There are many restaurants around Dim Cave. Don't forget to take a look at beautiful Alanya and the Taurus Mountains from the viewing terrace with binoculars. This is a wonderful photo spot too.

Entrance to Dim Cave in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey

Entrance, Tickets, and Tours

  • Entrance : The cave can be visited 7 days a week. The Museum Card is not valid for Dim Cave. You can buy your ticket on site.
  • Tickets : The entrance to Dim Cave is 18 TL for adults. Discounted tickets for children between 6-10 years old are 10 TL. Entrance is free for children under 6 years old.
  • Tours : Many local travel agencies organize daily tours to Dim Çay (Dim River) and Dim Cave.
  • 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.
 Dim Cave in Alanya in Antalya in Turkey

How to Get to Dim Cave

Dim Cave is 145 km from Antalya and 11 km from Alanya, in the town of Kestel. You can access it by car or bus :

  • By Car: Dim Cave is reached by asphalt roads through Dim Stream Valley.
  • By Bus: Dim Cave can be reached with regular public transportation services from Antalya or Alanya.
  • Rent a Car: You can also rent a car to go to Dim Cave. Read our article about renting a car in Alanya.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where is Dim Cave?

Dim Cave is 145 km from Antalya and 11 km from Alanya, in the town of Kestel.

How much is the entrance for Dim Cave?

The entrance for the Dim Cave is 18 TL for adults. Discounted tickets for children between 6-10 years old is 10 TL. Entrance is free for children under 6 years old.

How was Dim Cave formed?

The cave was formed as a result of rain and snow waters melting into the limestone. The calcareous water entering the cave cavity releases carbon dioxide as the pressure decreases and a lime solution is deposited. This process, which has been going on for thousands of years, creates stalactites from the ceiling of the cave downwards and stalagmites upwards. Stalactites and stalagmites grow over time and combine to form columns.

Is the Museum Card valid for Dim Cave?

The Museum Card is not valid for Dim Cave.

The History of Dim Cave

Dim cave is a natural and karstic cave structure. The cave was formed as a result of rain and snow waters melting into the limestone. The calcareous water entering the cave cavity releases carbon dioxide as the pressure decreases and a lime solution is deposited. This process, which has been going on for thousands of years, creates stalactites from the ceiling of the cave downwards and stalagmites upwards. Stalactites and stalagmites grow over time and combine to form columns.

Tectonics also played an important role in the formation of the cave. The cave reached its present form over time. Many caves in this region are very similar to each other in terms of both formation and structure.

Dim Cave was opened to visitors for the first time in 1998 by a private enterprise.

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