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Saklikent Canyon: A Complete Guide 2024

  • Post last modified:January 20, 2024
  • Reading time:7 mins read
  • Post category:Tourism

Saklikent Canyon is the second largest waterway in Europe and the longest and deepest waterway in Turkey, with a length of 20 km.

This water canyon is 45 km away from Fethiye city and is one of the most important tourist attractions in Turkey, most visited during the summer months. In this article, we will examine Saklıkent Canyon more closely.

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About Saklikent Canyon

Saklıkent canyon is 300 m deep and 18 km long. This makes it one of the deepest in the world. Saklıkent is a structure formed by the erosion of rocks over thousands of years.

Since the water level rises during the winter months, visitors can only enter the canyon during the summer months throughout the year. After April, when most of the snow melts in the Taurus Mountains, the route from the canyon to the Mediterranean can be up to 4 kilometers.

Places to Visit in Saklıkent Canyon

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Enjoy an exciting jeep safari departing from Fethiye to Saklıkent Canyon.

You can also take a tour in the wide waters of the canyon, where you can swim in places with sufficient depth for this type of sports.

The promenade features a floating bridge around a large area on the water, allowing you to tour and photograph the wonderful nature of the place.

Additionally, in order to reach and enjoy the many waterfalls inside, you can pass through the gorge at certain points via designated bridges.

You should definitely try the inflatable boats of various sizes and experience an exciting boat adventure in the waters of the pier.

The trail is equipped with many climbing activities suitable for all ages, such as climbing the walls of the mountains surrounding the water, a rope course and others.

Saklıkent canyon has numerous resorts and parks with accommodation and children’s playgrounds, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants with different views and facilities.

Saklıkent Canyon Price

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Saklıkent canyon visit fee (January 2024) is as follows:

  • For adults:Ā 46 TL
  • For students:Ā 23 TL

Saklıkent Canyon Entry-Exit Time

The hours when the canyon is open and can be visited are between 8.45 and 19.30.

Saklikent Tour

There are many amazing tours in Saklıkent valley where you can spend your time learning more and having fun:

ATV Safari Tour

You will have the opportunity to see the Xanthos River while visiting the mountains and villages with an open-top 4X4 ATV.

Tlos Day Trip

You will swing among the ruins of Tlos. You can also visit a local tapestry center and Saklıkent Waterfall.

Best Hotels Near Saklıkent

The best option to stay near the Saklıkent valley is the city of Fethiye.

Yacht Boheme Hotel

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It is a very good hotel with high marks in Fethiye, with its location close to the marina.

Montana Pine Resort

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It is a wonderful hotel with stunning sea views at sunset. It is close to the Lycian Way, the beach, Go Kart and many other activities.

How to Get to Saklıkent?

Saklıkent is approximately 50 km away from Fethiye centre.

You can visit Saklıkent Canyon with the bus provided when you book the tour.