Düden Waterfall located 12 km north of Antalya, falls from 20 meters in greenery. Fall of the water can be watched by getting into the cave behind the waterfall. Restaurants and cafes serve in the region where is converted to promenade.
The river originates in the Taurus mountain range, it descends rapidly overland and underground through villages and vast hills to reach the glistening waters of the Turkey’s Mediterranean sea. Further along Antalya’s coastline, Düden Stream falls from 40 meters creating a great view near Karpuzkaldıran Beach on Lara road. Here is called Düden and Düden 2.
The park itself is filled with lush grass and vibrant plants, picnic benches are dotted about on one side of the falls while on the opposite bank wooden seats occupy the shade of large leafy trees. On weekends it is a popular picnic spot for local families. Small stores and pop up stalls offer an array of handicrafts; from vibrant string bracelets to holiday souvenirs and in the summer months vendors in bright red waistcoats make a grand performance as they serve their customer’s colourful balls of Turkish ice cream.
A slippery stone staircase leads down into the ‘Cave of Wishes’, mind your head as you follow the damp passageway to an natural window behind the falls. In the opposite direction, a path leads out of the cave, to a royal blue pool at the base of the falls and along the bank of the river. A bridge over the rapids offers is fantastic photo spot, go early or on weekdays to avoid the crowds.
There are regular public buses to Duden Falls from outside MarkaAntalya shopping mall in the city centre although a Day Tour is also recommended if you would like to visit other nearby Antalya Attractions.