Damlataş Cave is a cave 3 km away from the center of Alanya. In 1948, it is a small cave with a diameter of 14 meters and a height of 15 meters, which was found as a result of the ignition of a dynamite in its present location, which was used as a quarry for port construction.
When you enter Damlataş Cave, located at the end of the descent road of Alanya Castle, you go down the stairs to the lower floor and continue your tour below. The cave ends after a few meters.
The stalactites and stalagmites in the cave, called dripstones because of the drops of water dripping from the many stalactites in the cave for thousands of years, are said by experts to have been formed between 10,000 and 15,000 BC.
Since it is both close to the center and next to Damlataş Beach (Cleopatra Beach), it can be very crowded because people who are overwhelmed by the heat want to cool off in the cave temperature of 22.3 °C. Caves are generally said to be good for asthma patients.
Since Damlataş Cave is also good for asthma patients, it is regularly visited on doctor’s advice. Damlataş Cave is open for asthma patients every day in the morning, between 06:00 – 10:00, asthma patients usually visit the cave in 21-day cycles and do not pay fees like normal visitors, they enter the cave with much lower entrance fees.
Entrance to the cave is paid, and if you come by car, you pay extra for the parking lot next to it. It is hard to say that most people will spend more than 5 minutes in the cave in summer, both because of the crowds and because it is a very small cave.