Saklikent Milli Park

Fethiye - Mugla is home to Saklıkent Milli Parkı. It is located 40 kilometers north of Kas and east of Fethiye. This national park is accessible by the Kalkan from the south. Saklıkent is a Canyon that is unbelievably beautiful and mystic in Turkey. In 1992 the Saklıkent Canyon was declared a National Park.

The Saklıkent Canyon is 18 km long, 300 meters deep, steep, and narrow. It is regarded as the third longest canyon in Europe, after Verdon in France and Vikos in Greece. The Saklıkent+ Gorge is also known as 'Hidden Valley' or The Lost City.

After April, when most of the snow from the Taurus Mountains melts +and flows down the valley on its way to the Xanthos River. This is when Saklıkent Canyon is accessible by foot. The best time to visit Saklıkent Milli Parkı is during the summer when the canyon is pleasantly cool, shaded, and filled with cold water. It is one of the Turkish canyons that draws the most visitors' attention. Every year, between 200 and 300 thousand individuals go to the canyon.

How to explore Saklıkent Milli Parkı?

  • A stream runs through the icy waters of this valley. Water streams are chilly. The adaptation period to the cold water could be longer. This cold spring water of the Bey Mountains, within terms of the areas, are eminently valuable.
  • It has natural formations of mountainous rock rich in flora and fauna with steep slopes of sharp rock and a roaring river in its depths that is truly astounding to observe. This park has cedar and red and black pines as its primary plant life.
  • The water at the bottom of the valley is cold even in summer because sunlight hardly penetrates this region. Walking through the water, sometimes on suspended wooden platforms in Saklıkent Milli Parkı, is possible.
  • There are sixteen caves in this canyon to discover. They are from Roman times when it was used for shelter 2000-3000 years ago.
  • Bring submersible shoes as you sometimes walk in shallow water or mud. Plastic shoes can also be rented in Riverside. However, after some time, water might go beyond your height. There start the caves.
  • The height difference between Saklıkent's entrance and exit is 700 meters. Typically, while traversing Saklıkent Canyon, one sinks deeply into damp clay. You may quickly shower while traveling under tiny waterfalls.
  • There are hotels, motels, and restaurants to choose from for lodging.
  • Both rafting and hiking are good activities that you can opt for in the Saklıkent Canyon.
  • Dumanli Mountain (Dumanlda) is renowned for its lovely cedar-covered terrain. With a reservation, it is possible to stay on the park's plateaus, and in certain locations, camping is permitted as well.
  • One of the exciting things to feed yourself in the restaurants of the canyon is that they provide seats with your feet dipped in ice-cold water. These restaurants serving fish species are becoming a unique experience to taste.
  • imageDuration Required
    2 hours

Address of Saklikent Milli Park

Kayadibe, Saklikent Socak No: 26, 48300 Sidekimer / Mugla, Turkey

Opening & Closing time of Saklikent Milli Park

  • Monday
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