Caves in Turkey

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Caves in Turkey

Post by David Morgan » Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:07 pm

I've been doing a little research into these, there are quite a few open to the public.
This is a pretty good website: http://www.showcaves.com/english/tr/index.html
Also, this website: Show Caves of Turkey.
High on my list to visit is Tınaztepe Mağarasi, south of Seydişehir.
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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by margaretp » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:56 pm

Your latest discovery, is ideal for anyone coming along the road to the coast from Konya. We came past the village of Akseki last year and that appears to be quite close, wish we had known about it then. The wonderful thing about these Turkish sights is the likelyhood that when visiting you will be quite alone.

Thanks David, keep researching!!
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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by David Morgan » Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:35 pm

There's also Dodurgalar Mağarasi near Acipayam on the Denizli to Antalya main road.
Ibrahim recommended it to me but I missed it. I'm pretty sure it's here (satellite).

And Dim Mağarasi, 11km from Alanya, here (satellite).

And Zeytintaşı Mağarası, inland between Antalya and Manavgat, is here (satellite).

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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by carrie » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:26 am

always great info David....

Here is a bit more for those interested in Caves in Turkey

viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3220&p=11604&hilit=caves#p11604

More interesting info about Antalya and the surrounding areas

CAVES

http://www.antalyaguide.org/?Page=30&Ln ... 633367c511

There are approximately 40 000 caves in Turkey which provide an important tourist attraction for the country.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_caves_in_Turkey

http://www.enjoyturkey.com/Tours/Interest/Caving1.htm
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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by David Morgan » Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:13 pm

The one near Burdur is İnsuyu cave, here (satellite).
And Zindan cave, near Eğirdir, with its sanctuary of Eurymedon (whose statue is now in İsparta museum), is here (satellite).

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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by David Morgan » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:24 pm

I've just been enjoying Carrie's photo album at flickr, interesting to see that the Eurymedon river ends up at Aspendos!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/canmom/411 ... 796024677/

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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by carrie » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:13 pm

Thanks David..glad you liked my photos..I am always trying to update and add new photos from around Antalya and any travels that we make in Turkey..as for that photo I add a bit of info about the area and river know as Köprüçay (Ancient name; Eurymedon). from wikipedia..here is the link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6pr% ... A7ay_River

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/canmom/sets/
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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by David Morgan » Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:22 pm

Not a very complimentary article in the Turkish Daily News about the opening up of caves to tourism:
http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/arti ... wsid=70045
And one from the private investor's viewpoint:
http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/arti ... wsid=65869

[Edit - the links to those articles appear to be dead] Here are the 19 caves listed in the article as being open for tourism:

1) Ballica Cave(Pazar Tokat)
2) Buzluk Cave(Harput - Elazig)
3) Çalköy Cave(Düzköy Trabzon)
4) Damlatas Cave(Anamur Antalya)
5) Dim Cave(Anamur - Antalya)
6) Dodurgalar (Keloglan) Cave(Acipayam Denizli)
7) Dupnisa Cave(Demirköy Kirklareli)
8) Fakilli Cave(Akçakoca Zonguldak)
9) Gökgöl Cave(Zonguldak)
10) Gürcüoluk Cave(Bartin)
11) Inalti Cave(Ayancik Sinop)
12) Insuyu Cave(Burdur)
13) Karaca Cave(Torul Gümüshane)
14) Kaklik Cave(Denizli)
15) Mencilis Cave(Karabük)
16) Oylat Cave(Inegöl - Bursa)
17) Tinaztepe Cave(Konya)
18) Zeytintasi Cave(Serik Antalya)
19) Zindan Cave(Aksu Isparta)
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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by margaretp » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:14 pm

Read the articles with great interest, one point that has fascinated me, for the last few months particularly, is the position of Turkey as a bridge between Africa and Europe. After having visited the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa last November where 'Mrs Ples' skull was recovered (2.5 million years old) and finding out more about the earliest signs of 'human' habitation in Turkey, it would seem to me that the final link could well be made on Turkish soil (perhaps more acurately, in a Turkish cave).

Since Mt Ararat is also sited in Turkey, perhaps this is the key to the scientific explanation for Noah's Ark!!
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Re: Caves in Turkey

Post by David Morgan » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:35 pm

This page has information on man's arrival in Turkey.
Also check out the Recent Single Origin Hypothesis and the Toba volcano in Indonesia.
P.S. I wonder where Beldibi cave is? "The cave is an under-rock shelter located at the 40th kilometre of the coastal highway between Antalya - Kemer, just after the Çamdağ tunnel." Somewhere here (satellite), I guess.
And Yarımburgaz cave, near Istanbul, must be somewhere here (satellite).


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