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Nice place to visit with children (or scholar:)

It has some large cave located on hill top. It is continuesly occupied by humans if all kinds for... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Henderson, Nevada
Nice view and history but simple cave

The cave has a very long history so it is interesting in this point of view. You will have to climb... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
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It is the largest cave in Turkey to have been inhabited. Some of the finds are on display in the little Karain Museum and others in the Pre-History Section of Antalya Museum.
Antalya, Turkey
+90 242 247 76 60
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All reviews bring water nice place to visit antalya museum inhabited findings settlement climb oldest human nature parts termessos
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

It has some large cave located on hill top. It is continuesly occupied by humans if all kinds for half million years until 400AD. Kids must love the cave and hike up the hill. Adults who love the ancient history (like me) will also love...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lingang
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The cave has a very long history so it is interesting in this point of view. You will have to climb stairs but the view is nice. However, don't expect much inside the cave, this one is not really impressive

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

So, there's a bunch of steps to get to this cave so if you're not in decent shape, you will likely need to take rest stops and bring water. I honestly didn't appreciate what I was looking at until I visited the Antalya Museum where...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dwaynep619
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Before starting with the review. The going up experience till the cave, is breathtaking... Literally. You will get tired when you get to the top, or your are really fit and its ok for you. Beside that, the view from up there is nice. The...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank alpivladi
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

The caves are not big and not very impressive but have significant value as a historical object. They were inhabited 35 000 years ago. It is not easy to get there, the fee is only 5tl, and there are a lot of steps to go...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The findings were moved to Antalya museum. The cave has a long stair trip to the entrance so bring some water...

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Mrt T
Reviewed August 31, 2017

The drive was long, about one hour from Konyalti. Follow road signs to Karian (no cave). After reaching there, you have to climb 450 to 500 steps, quite a long climb, almost 75 meters up, or 25 storey building. Doing this in the mid-day hot...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Hussain S
Reviewed August 25, 2017

The cave is on the top of a hill. And you need to climb 457 steps to reach the top. This means you need to be healthy heart and foot. But the view is amazing thorugh each step. The cave is empty, the things that...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

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't a shop there....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Zehra E
Reviewed July 17, 2016

These were not among the best caves I've ever been to, but still a nice place to visit if you have the time. The caves are located 1.45 hours outside of Antalya center, so if you aren't interested in archaeology, I wouldn't recommend it. After...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Denver, Colorado
Olympos to Side by car... (2 Replies)
What can we fit in? What's best to fit in? I most want to take the side trip to Termessos and Karain Cave. Will we have time to enjoy and appreciate those sights and still get to Side in time to appreciate the ruins there? Should we care about making time to see the Side ruins? Would stopping at Phaselis, Perge and Aspendos be easier or better? Can Phaselis's beautiful setting be appreciated with a quick stop there rather than going in and seeing it all? How about the waterfalls, are...More
May 12, 2011|
Response fromLittleFyodor|
I forgot to ask when's the best time of year to see the waterfalls in the area. We'll be there in late May, and I'm guessing and hoping that might be around the time of peak water flow? Thanks!!
Toronto, Canada
Hepl plan 17 days in Turkey Apr/May (0 Replies)
I am looking for any help in planning my first trip to Turkey. I arrive mid morning on Apr 21st and Depart on May 8th in the afternoon. I am just starting so open to any and all suggestions. I want to keep the costs down but am open to one or two internal flights and perhaps one or two night buses. Some suggestions about the logistics would be appreciated. I have seen some suggestion flying to Cappadocia immediately and then travelling back to Istanbul. I was thinking perhaps doing the...More
April 02, 2015|
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Areas of Turkey with easy public transport (0 Replies)
I'm looking to go away to Turkey in September with my boyfriend and was thinking of staying around Antayla or Alanya as there are a few historical and natural sites I would like to see around there. I was just wondering how easy it was to get public transport to certain places such as Aspendos, Karain Cave or perhaps a closer one, the Yanartaş fires and some waterfalls. Or if it's easier to visit Dalaman instead where I would like to see the rock tombs, Ephesus and go to the mud baths. ...More
August 05, 2014|