Damlatas Caves, Alanya

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Admire stalactites, stalagmites, and other rock formations located right next to the beach at Damlatas Caves. When construction crews began building the harbor in 1948, nobody expected that a dynamite blast would unearth a geological wonder hidden below the city. The air inside the cave has proven beneficial to those suffering from asthma and other respiratory conditions, which is what initially drew visitors from all over Turkey to Alanya and established the city as a renowned tourist destination. The temperature inside the cave remains a steady 22 C (71 F) throughout the year, so make sure to bring appropriate clothes. Because of stairs near the entrance, the cave is not easily accessible for wheelchair users. Damlatas Caves is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Alanya Edition.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Wonder of nature. The Museum card. 3. civil 6 tl. student fee. Right by the sea., up in the Alanya Castle. Then you will surely visit the Fort.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Cheap flights to yet not see the stalactite cave. Turkey opened to tourism in addition to the distinction of being the first cave 90 percent humidity levels and carbon dioxide due to high rates of asthma and respiratory diseases from the cave we visited as a family when you enter in the Dim light, accompanied by a beautiful decorated with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites, natural monuments
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  • August 16, 2017
    The discovery of dryppsteinsgrotten was reportedly made by chance. The municipality and the harbour Board has made a great effort that we as tourists should be able to experience the specificity of dryppsteinsgrotten. There is at times a lot of tourists here on the busiest period of the day. Add trip there in the afternoon or as late as possible and enjoy the special atmosphere in there.
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  • Firstly, the cave is only open to people with asthma in the morning. However, we visited in the afternoon so for us this was not a problem. Nonetheless, it seems there were still people with asthma or perhaps just local people sitting there in the afternoon. This in itself is fine, but their reaction to tourists coming to take pictures (used no flash) at a tourist attraction(!) was anything, but fine. The amount of unpleasant looks and glares we got is unacceptable. Secondly, the cave itself is rather disappointing. From reading online we were left with the impression that it would be quite a large cave. However, it did not live up to its expectations. The cave itself is not that long and ends in a larger area with benches.
  • Well... Don't expect much. Its a small cave that is crowded with people. Not really worth the time. Better to buy a icecream outside.
  • Ok for a quick visit not much to see would recommend buying the 10tl ticket will get u in here the shipyard and the red tower
  • Great cave in the city, so its easy to reach, costs only 6 liras/ less than 2 euro, so its worth it if u never been in one
  • Easy access place to see caves right on the beach. Suitable also for families with small children as there are good walk paths/stairs (no strollers).

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The majority of the accommodations in the historical city of Alanya feature mid-range, three- and four-star hotels. Many of these offer all-inclusive, affordable packages along the coastline, which are generally within walking distance from the amenities, discos, and restaurants (or you can use the visitor-friendly bus system, which offers stops on almost every corner). Directly above the cape lies the old town, which presents a more authentic depiction of the city's heritage. Opt to stay here if you're looking for something a little less mainstream and a little more romantic, while still moderately priced. Building heights are restricted in the old town, guaranteeing uninterrupted views of the sea.
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