From the entrance, a boardwalk built into the cliff face leads to a spit of land that juts out into the water at the point where the Gökçesu and Ulupınar springs emerge vigorously from the canyon. Built out over the water on wooden platforms are a handful of eateries – a relaxing place to grab a simple bite or drink as you sit back and listen to the sound of rushing water below.
From here, you can make your way into the narrows by wading through the ice-cold water, which – depending on the season – may come as high as the waist. Adventurous travelers wanting to traverse the entire length of Saklıkent Gorge may wish to join a guided canyoning tour, as the sheer rock faces can be slippery and difficult to navigate. Other activities offered included river rafting, and there are even rustic treehouses where visitors can stay overnight.
It’s open daily, May to October 8am - 7pm, November to March 8am - 4pm and admission is 6 TL.
Tours & Tickets
XANTHOS ANCIENT CITY – SAKLIKENT CANYON – PATARA BEACH (From Kalkan And Patara) Great option to visit the longest gorge in Turkey with a unesco world heritage ... Read more
Location: Kalkan Belediyesi, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
Head off the beaten track on this fun-packed, full-day 4x4 safari from Fethiye. Board an open-top, 10-seater all-terrain vehicle and travel in convoy through ... Read more
Location: Fethiye, Mugla
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)