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“Simple yet stunning!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Karain Cave

Karain Cave
Ranked #59 of 137 things to do in Antalya
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Owner description: 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.
UAE
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Simple yet stunning!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The caves are very interesting. There's not much to see but still its interesting, especially when one considers that the caves were inhabited 500 thousand years ago. Apparently neanderthal fossils were excavated in the caves. We went in august when antalya is 40degrees. The walk up to the cave is a very steep 300 meters. Wear runners, no flip flops. And take a headlamp or flashlight as parts of the cave were dark. And take plenty of water!

Visited August 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Excellent - but basic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

Ok it is basic but I loved it, this cave is natural, internally the colors are really strange, you can see that people are working on and they found bones - teeths from prehistorically period , it is not Lascaux , but it is a nice place, after 30 minutes’ walk it was nice, I loved it

Visited April 2014
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Antalya, Turkey
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10 reviews
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“Karain Cave Antalya region”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Along the historical areas in the Antalya region, if you are near by it is worth a visit. Karain Cave was inhabited as far back as the Paleolithic Age, making it one of the oldest settlements in Turkey. It's altitude is 430m from the sea level and 150m from the travertine plain. There is a 5 TL entrance fee.

Visited March 2014
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Moscow
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139 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“It is a cave.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

If you like caves - you can visit it. It is normal cave, middle size. It is better to take car. And you must go up about 300 meters to entrance.

Visited January 2013
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Interesting visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

There's not a lot there, basically the caves, but it is good to see the dawn of history in the area. A goodly hike up the stairs to the caves themselves (300 m) but you can see why it has served many purposes over the centuries when you get there. There is still excavation work going on there and there will probably be many more finds, likely to end up in teh Antalya museum.

Visited December 2012
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