Antalya that hosts numerous natural beauties on its snowy mountains and wonderful beaches is also full of caves considering its nature. In Antalya exists almost 500 caves, since Taurus Mountains' formation is of mostly limestone and limestone is an ideal structure for Cave formation.
For instance, one of the ancient residential sites of Anatolia is the Karain Cave which is in Antalya. Karain Cavez where carries traces of life and bone remainders of the primitives from the Paleolithic Age, is also the only cave that gives the entire phases of Anatolian Paleolithic Age with stratigraphic continuity. Moreover this cave possesses samples of works of art in it. It is known that the cave had a function as a temple in the Late Roman – Early Byzantium Age.
Damlataş Cave is located by the sea in Alanya. The cave which is discovered in 1948 has a breathtaking atmosphere with its stalactites and stalagmites. The temperature in Damlataş Cave never changes, that has a significance role in health tourism since it’s assumed that its air is good for asthma. The temperature inside is 22.3 degrees in every season.
One of the most charming caves in Antalya is the Dim Cave. The cave is full of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and wall formations where is located near the slope of Cebireis Mountain. There is also a small lake at the end of the cave which is 17 meters deeper than entrance.