Saklikent Canyon – the longest and deepest canyon in Turkey and the second of these parameters in Europe. It length is 18 km and the depth in some areas – up to 1 km. Canyon is located in National Park Saklıkent (eng. Saklikent National Park; turk. Saklikent Milli Parki), which was founded in 1996 year.
Saklikent Canyon is located in the province of Mugla in 50 km from Fethiye (turn off the road D350) and 65 km from Kas (turn off the road D400). You can get there either by car, or on the tour bus.
At present Saklikent canyon – center of tourism, especially for rafting, mountaineering, trekking and picnics. Nature there is unique and untouched by man – pine, mountains, cave, waterfalls.
Skip to the main observation platform and place to relax is easy – We have to go on to reliable hinged metal bridge. If you want to go deep into the gorge, the first will have to ford the cold mountain river – in the summer the water level is low, spring – high. In the summer the river is not rough and strong, so for walking through the gorge is recommended to choose the summer and autumn months.
Where you can eat?
If you want a bite to eat, it is better not to do it in the park – expensive. Along the road in Saklıkent are local (village) cafe. They interesting, and delicious, and inexpensively.
Entrance to the canyon – 5 TL per person, children under 8 years – all of this is free.
Video Saklikent canyon
The location of canyon Saklikent
Text: Evgeny Nazarenko