The Saklikent gorge canyon is the second largest waterway in Europe, and the longest and deepest in Turkey, with a length of 20 km.
The water canyon is located 45 km from the city of Fethiye and is one of Turkey’s most important tourist attractions, most visited in the summer.
Saklikent canyon which means in Turkish “The hidden city” is 300 m (980 ft) deep and 18 km long, making it one of the deepest in the world (11 miles).
Saklikent was formed over thousands of years by the abrasion of rocks.
Because water levels rise in the winter, visitors may only enter the canyon in the summer all year. After April, when the majority of the snow in the Taurus Mountains melts, the route to the Mediterranean may be reached 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Canyon.
Things to do in Saklikent gorge canyon
You and your family can enjoy an exciting jeep safari, which starts from Fethiye to the Saklikent Waterway.
You can also enjoy a tour within the wide waters of the corridor, in which you can swim in places with a depth suitable for such sports.
The boardwalk includes a bridge that floats around a wide area over the water, which will give you a better chance to walk around and take pictures of the wonderful nature of the place.
You can also cross the passage from certain points through the bridges designated for that, to be able to reach and enjoy the many waterfalls inside it.
You must try the inflatable rowing boats, which come in several sizes, and have an exciting sailing adventure in the waters of the boardwalk.
The trail is equipped with many climbing activities that are suitable for all ages, such as climbing the walls of the mountains surrounding the water, the ropes course and others.
The Saklikent gorge canyon has many resorts and parks that include accommodation, children’s playgrounds, as well as many cafes and restaurants with distinctive views and facilities.
Saklikent Gorge prices
The price to visit Saklikent waterway is 15 TL for adults, 10 TL for students and 5 TL for children between 7 and 12 years old.
The winter season is between March and October, daily from 8 pm to 4 pm.
Summer is between April and September, daily from 8 am to 7 pm.
There are many great Tours in Saklikent gorge that you can spend your time enjoying most knowingly:
You will journey through mountains and towns on an open-top safari 4X4, while enjoying the opportunity to see Xanthos river.
.You’re going to swing through Tlos’ ruins. You will also visit a local tapestry center and Gizlikent Selalsi waterfall
Best hotels to stay near Saklikent
The best choice for a stay near Saklikent gorge is located in Fethiye city.
Yacht Boheme Hotel is a very good hotels in Fethiye that has high ratings with a location near the Marina.
Montana Pine Resort is a wonderful hotel with a magnificent view of the sea at sunset, it’s near Lycian Way Trail, beach, Go Kart with a lot of other activates.
How to go to Saklikent?
Saklikent is around 50 Km away from Fethiye city center.
You can visit Saklikent gorge canyon by a bus that will be provided by when you book a tour.
You may also rent a car and drive it until you reach Saklikent.
What does Saklikent means?
Saklikent means the hidden city in Turkish language as it’s considered one of the most beautiful canyons in Fethiye.