ZEYTINTAS CAVE

Zeytintas Cave is located 16 km north of Antalya Serik district centre. Zeytintas Cave is on the south slope of Zeytintas Hill (400 m), between Koca runlet and Gökçeler runlet, the branches of the Köprü creek, and 225 meters above sea level. The Zeytintas cave is a semi-active-fossil cave with a suspended particle by splitting with rivers. The Zeytintas cave, which is separated from many small halls and chambers by stalactite columns, consists of two floors connected to each other and has a total length of 233 meters. Zeytintas cave opened its doors to domestic and foreign tourists on 14.02.2002. There are tens of thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and columns in the Zeytintas cave. The “spaghetti” stalactites, whose lengths can be 70 centimetres, are unique in the world, are peculiar to the Zeytintas cave.

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The cave of Zeytintas was discovered by chance at the end of an artificial gallery which was opened in 1997 in order to operate the quarry. The cave entrance was closed immediately and protected, preventing the destruction of the stalactites inside. The inside of the cave is covered with all kinds of stalactites formations with very beautiful views. The Zeytintas cave is composed of a total of approximately 14 meters deep and a double storey(The lower floor is not open to visitors). The cave, covered with stalactites, stalagmites and columns of all kinds, and the ponds among the large columns are fascinating visitors. The cave, where the temperature is 23 degrees throughout the year and 70% of the humidity, is protected by special measures. The entrance door of the cave is kept closed continuously due to the darkening of the stalactites that come into contact with the air. Now, the serious part of the job, certainly no photos are taken (Even if you’re a journalist, you can only take pictures with special permits.). At the same time, it’s forbidden to touch any stalactites. The entrance into the cave is only accompanied by cave guides and in groups of maximum 10 people. After the visit is completed, the cave door is kept closed for a certain period of time in order to protect the humidity and temperature inside the cave.

Considering that the formation of stalactites, stalagmites and drop stones in the Zeytintas cave took millions of years and the process is still in progress, I think the measures taken to protect it is not enough. How many times in your life had the opportunity to see a historical masterpiece that has composed millions of years? Zeytintaş cave gives you this opportunity. Entrance fee of Zeytintas cave is 5 TL per person. Local and foreign tourists have little knowledge about this cave, perhaps never heard of it. The important thing is to discover the rare natural beauties. As of the beginning of 2019, we will create separate videos for each destination on our YouTube account. If you subscribe to our channel, you will not miss our videos. In addition, we will soon share photos from our Pinterest and Facebook accounts. If you have any information you would like to add to the contents of this page, please contact us. Thank you in advance.