More than a cave; Damlataş Cave
Damlataş Cave is a cave which is located in Alanya province and found in a result of an explosion. The cave has reached a position which can be regarded as a treatment for asthma in addition to its high tourist importance for Antalya.
Damlataş Cave is a cave located at a distance of 1 kilometer from the town of Alanya and its formation process is based on ancients. Thanks to the cave, many asthma patients are believed to have been treated well, and even this has been accepted as a proven reality.
The cave was found in 1948 when the Alanya pier was being built and the workers were detonating the rocks by placing dynamite. When workers entered the cave, they encountered many stalactites and stalagmites. It is also known that the depth of the cave, which covers an area of approximately 200 square meters, is 15 meters.
In order to get to the center of the cavern it is necessary to pass through a passage of approximately 50 meters. It is also worth noting that the internal temperature of the cave always remains at 22 degrees per year, unchanged from summer to winter.
How did Damlataş Cave form?
It is believed that the formation of Damlataş Cave dates back to 15,000 years ago. When it rains, limescale flows from the ceiling of the cave. These waters created stalactites over time due to the heat of the cave and the humidity of the cave. At the same time, as a result of accumulation of drips on the ground, accumulations created stalagmites by frozing. It is known that the cave occur in the result of erosion of rocks by sea water long ago.
Damlataş Cave Entry Fee
Asthma patients who visit the cave with the purpose of treatment pay 0,30 kuruş as entry fee. This fee is only taken symbolically from asthmatic patients. Adults who come to the cave for tourist purposes pay TL 4,50.