Caving Chronicles: Traversing the Depths of Dim Cave

The Dim Cave in the Alanya region of ANTALYA, which boasts stalactite, stalagmite, and travertine formations, and has a temperature of 18 degrees, has become a well-liked summertime tourism destination.

The Dim Cave, located on the western slope of the 1691-meter-high Cebireis Mountain, is 11 km from Alanya and features travertine, stalactite, and stalagmite formations. At the end of the cave, there is a small lake that is 17 metres deeper than the entrance and has a water surface area of 200 square metres. The second-largest cave in Turkey that is accessible to tourists, Dim Cave, has four galleries.


The cave is 50 metres long, 310 metres on one side, and 360 metres on the other, and is 232 metres above sea level. The cave, a portion of which was used by people as a living area in ancient and historical periods, was occasionally considered a goat refuge before it was made open to tourists.

The cave, where the temperature is 18 degrees, sees a lot of tourists, especially in the summer. Dim Cave bears the distinction of being the only cave in Turkey to join the prestigious International Association of Caves Open to Tourism (ISCA).

The cave has a significant number of visitors each day; 147,500 people visited it in the previous year. An outdoor enthusiast’s and nature lovers’ favourite, Dim Cave offers its visitors the option to take in the view of Alanya from the adjacent social amenities.

Dim Cave Operations Manager and Geological Engineer Murat Ünal believes that the cave, was opened to the public in 1999, is one of the natural riches that needs to be protected. People visiting caves is one of the most recent global trends, according to Ünal:

“Cave tourism is significant around the world. Even though Turkey is a young country in this aspect, some caverns, like Damlataş Cave, have been in use for a very long time. The operation of some caves dates back 400–500 years. The International Association of Caves Open to Tourism has Dim Cave on its list of approved members. Dim Cave is a must-see for everyone interested in cave tourism.”

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