Great place to sit down and relax while sightseeing Tarsus. The waterfalls have two restaurants built adjacent to it on opposite sides. I’ve eaten at the restaurant on the Tarsus side a couple times. This restaurant does not have a menu. If you’re in a large group normally they bring out a tray of three entrées and limit you to select one of three choices of fish, chicken shish, or kabob. But if you know the names of other Turkish food you should have no problem ordering something different, as we did. Some of the staff speaks broken English and might be able to assist in communication. The hummus here is one of the best and it’s one of the few places that will put a jerky type of meat on top, plus adorn it with pickle slices be cautioned this does cost a tiny bit more than regular hummus! To use the restrooms here you will have to pay 1 Lira, and if you’ve parked your own car an attendant will try to wash it and marshal you out and will expect a tip. The waterfalls themselves were technically man made. In roman times they tried to reroute the river. When they released the water it flowed to this current spot which is an old necropolis! If you look into the waterfalls themselves you’ll see that there are remains of tombs and sarcophagus’. Depending on the season the water flow alters, and may block your view of the ruins. Many locals hang out here because it has a nice little park built in with bridges allowing access across the river. In the middle are numerous shade trees, picnic tables, and a large statue of a man playing a “Sut” (turkish Guitar). It’s not uncommon to see men napping by the water, or boys fishing and swimming, and large groups of women sitting together.
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