Manavgat River & Waterfall
Manavgat Waterfall is one of the best-known places in Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall and its surrounding are important due to its natural richness. What are you waiting for, take a boat trip on the stunning Manavgat River and swim in the cold waters as you enjoy the scenery this lovely place has to offer.
Manavgat River is known for being the world's longest underground river which has the highest amount of water supplied from only a single source. Manavgat River is very popular due to its untouched natural habitat. Their waters are clean and rich in minerals. The Manavgat River is also the home of many fish and bird species such as trout, carp, duck and goose. Because of this, it is now popular for its daily excursions with tour boats. They start from the centre of Manavgat, visit the waterfall and then head to the end of the river. The tour is three to four hours long. In these boats, which carry between 30 to 150 people. During the trip, good and drinks are included in the price.
Those who wish to swim can choose from swimming in the river or take a dip in the sea. The water of the Manavgat River is very cold, but the water which ends up to the sea is significantly warmer than the water of the river.
Manavgat Waterfall is 80 km to Antalya, which sources come from the slopes of Mount Seytan, which is located on the east side of the Taurus Mountains.
Manavgat Stream's water goes to antique cities such as Side. It runs through mountains, forests and canyon-like narrow valleys and after forming a lake within a range 500 hectares. This water is then used by the Oymapinar Dam, which produces electricity for Antalya. The water that comes from the dam is then released which makes the waterfall (4 km north of Manavgat town centre) flow. Even though the hight of the waterfall isn't much, it creates scenery worth seeing.
Those who desire to be far away from crowded cities can find picnic areas around the waterfall. Restaurants at the waterfall site offer fresh seafood.