Karain Cave, Antalya

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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3/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Karain Cave is a cave and a Paleolithic archaeological site located at Yağca village 27km northwest of Antalya city in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.Karain is a prehistoric cave, situated at a height of about 370 m from the sea and about 80 m up the slope, where the Western Taurus calcareous zone borders on the travertine plain. Evidence of human habitation dating back to the early Paleolithic age (150,000-200,000) years has been discovered in the caves, including a fragment of a Neanderthal skull.Museum of Anatolian Civilizations hosts an extensive collection of artifacts from the excavations at Karain. The people of Palaeolithic Age were hunter-gatherer communities living in caves. The stone and bone tools of the people of that Age are exhibited in the museum.
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  • Karain cave when I found out I'm going to see the 470 digits I was scared. A double from around the cave "worth it". "Yes" I started dating when you get the answer. He washes a break where you can admire a beautiful view where you can give and also rest areas. When you get to the cave is really a journey into the past, you feel that you're doing. There are people who live there or are used as altar boys. Unlike the others Karain, reflect more than one historical era. The first cave experience. It was a really great trip.
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  • It was nice not that much to see but interesting to read about. Recommendation is to go in the evening when it is cooler as it is hard to walk up all the stairs in the midday. Bring water as there isn...  read more »
  • 570 steps ladder after getting tired is a sight you're faced with a value. There's a fascinating cautionary in kids and interesting atmosphere.
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  • It's a dark cave. There was nobody else here on the day, which was nice. Come here first, then see more at the Antalya Museum -- you'll better appreciate what you see in the museum when you understand the context, IMHO.
  • Nice but if you are not a cave lover, there is nothing interesting inside. Good place when it is hot outside.
  • Beautiful place at nice natural environment. Only problem remain engraved inscriptions on some walls.
  • 300mt yüksekliğe tırmandığın çıkışı çok zor olan bakımsız yer
  • Karain, Turkey is one of the largest natural cave. the excavations are being carried out since 1946. Excavations of the area's present 500,000 years ago was used as a settlement was concluded. Turkey is the biggest cave in of the people lived. Finds in the immediate vicinity of the cave of Karain Museum and exhibited in the Museum of Antalya.
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