Köprülü Kanyon National Park

The swift-flowing Köprüçay (Bridge Creek) takes its name from a Roman stone bridge—still in use—across the aptly-named Köprülü Kanyon (Bridge Canyon) 108 km (67 miles) northeast of Antalya (map).

The river is favored by white-water rafters because of its relatively easy rapids (Class 1 & 2) along a scenic course downstream from the dramatic gorge.

Bridge Canyon National Park (Köprülü Kanyon Milli Park) makes a good day excursion from Antalya, Belek or Side, whether you go rafting, or hiking, or to explore the ruins of the Romantheater, city walls, and Temple of Zeus in the mountain town of Selge(Altinkaya), or just to enjoy a picnic amid the dramatic Mediterraneanscenery.

Tour companies in AntalyaBelek and Sidecan arrange your excursion with transport, equipment, guides and meals, or you can just drive up in the morning and choose a rafting company to go with.

Distances & Travel Times

Alanya: 123 km (76 miles) NW, 3 hours

Antalya: 108 km (67 miles) NE, 1.75 hours

Aspendos: 32 km (20 miles) S, 50 minutes

Belek: 50 km (31 miles) S, 1.5 hours

Selge: 19 km (12 miles) NW, 30 minutes

Side: 66 km (41 miles) N, 1.5 hours

—by Tom Brosnahan

Upstream, Koprulu Kanyon, Antalya, TurkeyThe Köprüçay at the bridge.

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