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Saklikent Gorge

Listed under Canyons in Aegean Region, Turkey.

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The second largest gorge in Turkey has been carved out by melting torrents of water flooding off the Taurus Mountains and is long, steep and narrow and runs for 20kms.

If your plan is to walk along the gorge your four kilometre journey begins on a suspension bridge and narrow walkway which leads to an under ground spring from which water bubbles – a nice moist wade though and you’re on your way. But it’s not all natural splendour, locals have built their businesses into the walls of the gorge so you can take a break in one of the small restaurants or bars and pull up a Turkish rug and watch the watery drama unfold below you.

If your spirit is a bit more adventurous then canyoning or rafting might be on the itinerary as well.

Open from the first of April to the end of September – out of season it’s too dangerous – the best time to go is in the morning or afternoon to avoid the tourist buses.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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