Sapadere Canyon


Sapadere Canyon is a karst canyon located 40 km northeast of Alanya , Antalya . The canyon, named after the Sapadere District where it is located, is 360 meters long and 400 meters high. There is a waterfall about 300 meters from the entrance of Sapadere Canyon and a natural pond suitable for swimming at the point where the waterfall spills.

The canyon, in which the chemical decomposition of limestone blocks was effective in its formation, welcomes those who want to cool off, especially in the hot summer days, with the walking path built with steel supports, the recreation area at the entrance of the canyon, the country club, the waterfall in the canyon and its natural pond.

Sapadere Canyon, Alanya

Sapadere Canyon is located within the borders of Sapadere Village, 40 km northeast of Alanya district of Antalya. The karst-formed canyon reaches 360 meters in length and 400 meters in height. Chemical weathering of limestone blocks was effective in the formation of the canyon.

At the point where Sapadere leaves the canyon, the bottom of the canyon is covered by a roaring stream. From this point, in order to pass to the inner part of the canyon, one enters the walking path (wooden bridge) built on the side walls in harmony with nature and fixed with steel supports.

Sapadere Waterfall , which welcomes the visitors about 300 meters ahead after passing over the water flowing at the bottom , is one of the most magnificent points of the canyon. The giant cauldron (natural pool or pond) formed naturally at the point where the waterfall spills is a natural wonder where those who want to cool off in the summer can swim.

With the efforts of the Alanya District Governor’s Office, the canyon, known only to the local people until recently, has been transformed into a touristic region worth seeing. The country casino, walking path and picnic areas built at the entrance of the canyon host hundreds of people every year.

Many of those who visit the canyon add the water mill and silk weaving workshop in Sapadere Village to their routes. In the spring, the waterfall in the canyon, where the water level rises with the effect of the snow that starts to melt in the highlands, flows very strongly.

The surrounding restaurants offer locally grown trout. It is a unique feeling to eat, breathe and experience the magnificent atmosphere in the gazebos by the water.

Sapadere Canyon is located in Alanya district of Antalya. You can use Gazipaşa Airport and Antalya Airport to reach Sapadere Canyon by air. Alanya Gazipaşa Airport is 41 km away from Alanya town center.

Antalya Airport is 125 km from Alanya. There are regular bus services between Antalya-Alanya and Gazipaşa-Alanya. There are 3 minibus services a day from Alanya Bus Station to the canyon.

Those who are considering transportation to Alanya by private vehicle should use the Antalya-Mersin Highway to reach Alanya, which is 125 km east of Antalya. Alanya is 816 km (9 hours 40 minutes) from Istanbul, 526 km (6 hours 25 minutes) from Ankara, 595 km (7 hours 30 minutes) from Izmir.

The distance of the canyon is 44 km from Alanya and 179 km from Antalya. To reach the canyon by private vehicle, you arrive at Demirtaş Mahallesi after 24 km from Alanya on the Antalya-Mersin Highway. You can reach Sapadere village by asphalt road from Demirtaş District. For more detailed transportation information, check out my blog post on how to get to Alanya .

While you are in Alanya to visit Sapadere Canyon, stop by Alanya Archeology Museum, Kızılkule , Selcuklu Shipyard, Incekum Beach, Cleopatra Beach, Dim Cave, Sapadere Canyon and Atatürk House Museum in Alanya, which is one of the most vibrant tourism centers of the Mediterranean coastline .

Sapadere Canyon is a natural wonder located in one of the most untouched areas of Alanya. The canyon, which is a wonderful route to get away from the scorching heat in the summer months, is a favorite of those who want to get away from the stress and hustle and bustle of the city with its lush green texture and clean air.

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