Cave Zeus, Guzelcamli

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The Cave of Zeus is a show cave located in Kuşadası, Aydın Province, in the Aegean Region of western Turkey.The cave is within Dilek Peninsula-Büyük Menderes Delta National Park, immediately west of the town of Güzelçamlı in Kuşadası district. It is situated about 200m west of the national park's entrance at Dilek Peninsula. The cave is reached by a 20m long slippery, stoney trail southwards. The cave's mouth is hidden from view, as it is covered with trees, plants and flowers. The cave can be accessed from the district's center of Kuşadası via dolmuş, which shuttle the route to and from Güzelçamlı regularly.The cave was formed as a result of a sinkhole eroding a kalk formation by a subterranean river. Its base has the shape of a pool. The blue-green colored carbonated mineral water of the cave is a brackish mixture of spring water from the mountain and salty seawater. The deep pool attracts the attention of local and foreign visitors year-round for bathing and swimming. The cave is 10- deep and 10- wide with a length of 20m.According to Ancient Greek mythology, Zeus, the Olympian ruler of the skies, used to hide in the cave to escape the fury of his brother Poseidon, the ruler of the seas after Zeus angered him. Poseidon, in his wrath, would unleash very high waves and other dangerous water conditions with his trident. As a popular habit visitors tie a cloth piece on a wishing tree next to the cave's mouth in the hope that their wish comes true.
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  • August 16, 2017
    You can go in the water in the cave, entrance free is a very beautiful natural wonder. A short uphill walk from the entrance to the cave with. That leaves the National Park on the way, take the time on the way.
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  • August 15, 2017
    While you're up there is. There were young people while we were there, floating. water cold.. I think it's a nice place.
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  • August 13, 2017
    At the entrance of the National Park davutlar Güzelçamlı crorepati. Just don't go looking at what courage is subducted into the water is highly recommended. After enjoying the sea especially in ice-cold water Super. I have a few story as mythical.
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The former fishing town of Kuşadası today harbors cruise ships, and the coastal area teems with discount accommodations, budget- and family-friendly three-star hotels, and hostels. Mass tourism reigns here; you'll find similar mid-rise hotels in the town center. A little north of the yacht marina, you'll find a handful of slightly more upscale four-star hotels and resorts that offer relief from the shopping whirlwind. All accommodations are relatively close to the sights and retail therapy.
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