Düden Waterfalls

Address: Çağlayan, Lara Cd. No:457, 07230 Muratpaşa/Antalya, Turkey

Antalya is a renowned resort city distinguished by its yacht-filled Old Harbour and beaches flanked by hotels. On the outskirts of the city, there sits the spectacular Düden Waterfalls. It is Antalya’s famous landscape, and has been the locals’ ideal spot for a relaxing weekend for its delightful scenery and the verdant environs designed as a picnic area. The waterfalls also attract tourists who would like to experience the diversity of landscape in Turkey.

“Düden” means “a hole that swallows water sources” in Turkish. If you simply want to look at the waterfalls from a distance, you may take a boat trip setting off from the Antalya Old Harbour. Or you can stay close to the waterfalls by walking into nature to feel its power. There are Upper Düden and Lower Düden, of which the former consists of relatively more stunning sceneries. The waterfalls’ terrain connects numerous natural trails that sometimes may lead you to the caves, where you can have a view of the tremendous momentum of the running water. The waterfalls meet to form rapids, along which restaurants and open-air teahouses are established. There, visitors can savour delightful dishes while being embraced by the beauty and tranquillity of nature.