Karain Cave Overview

Among the many tourist spots, one of the archeologically prominent places to see in Antalya is the Karain Cave. Karain Cave is situated on the incline of Sam Dagi Mountain, at a height of 390 m above the sea level. The entrance to the cave is about 50 m above the plain at the base of the hill.

On the way to the cave, visitors can visit a small museum, located at the base of the hill, which displays some remains like animal bones & teeth. From the museum, visitors are required to trek the steep path for 10 minutes to reach the cave. Explore this unique archaeological journey as part of your Turkey tour packages, adding an extra layer of discovery to your travel experience.

Inside the cave, visitors will come across 3 capacious chambers and many small rooms separated by the calcite wall, but interconnected by slender and snaking corridors. The protruding stalactites and stalagmites in the interior chambers appear like the teeth of a monster.

Skull and skeletal remains of homo-sapiens from Paleolithic and Neolithic ages were excavated from this site. Tools like flint blades, arrowheads, etc from Neolithic periods, animal bones of the cave bear, elephant, rhinoceros, and hippopotamus were found in the excavation. Most of these relics are exhibited in the Antalya Museum. Therefore, a trip to Karain Cave followed by Antalya Museum helps understand the importance of this cave. 

Location: Yagca, Antalya Merkez/Antalya, Turkey

Entry Fee: Admission Fee- TRY 5 (Rs. 60)

Timing: Open 24 X 7

- April – October: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

- November – March: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Best Time to Visit: Less variation in temperature, sufficient airflow inside the cave, and a protective cover over the head from rains, etc make it suitable to visit all round the year.

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