Antalya is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey. This exquisite city fascinates everyone with its culture and natural beauties. One of the unique natural beauties of the city is the Damlataş Caves. It is the first cave of Turkey used for touristic purposes.
Damlataş Cave was found in 1948 while a quarry was being built for stone to be utilized in the port's development. The cave is located on the west shore of Alanya Castle, which is historically significant. At the cave's entrance, there is a 50-meter corridor. A cylindrical space is reached after passing via a 15-meter-high tube. We descend to the cave's floor from here.
Because of the water drops that continue to drip from the stalactites, the cave is named Damlataş (Dripstone). The cave is known for its air, which is helpful for asthma sufferers, in addition to its fascinating aesthetics. Some people sit in the cave with the supervision of a doctor for a set length of time and follow a 21-day treatment plan. Summer and winter temperatures are the same in the cave. The temperature is 22 degrees Celsius, the humidity is 95 percent, and the constant pressure is 760 mm. The cave's air is made up of 71 percent nitrogen, 20.5 percent oxygen, 2.5 percent carbon dioxide, and a little amount of radioactivity and ions.
It has an overall length of 30 meters. The cave is horizontal and dry. It covers an area of 200 m. There is no danger of the cave collapsing because its walls are 10 meters thick. During 5-6 months of the year, it drips continually. The cave's stalactites and stalagmites are considered to have developed between 20,000 and 15,000 BC.
The cave is located 3 km from Alanya. When you come to Antalya, you should include Damlataş Cave among the places to see.