koprulu canyon national park

Koprulu canyon in Turkey

The picturesque Koprulu Canyon in Turkey is a great place for walking, exploring the pristine nature, and a popular place for rafting.

Koprulu canyon

 Koprulu Canyon is the territory of a large national park in Antalya in Turkey, surrounded by pine, cypress and eucalyptus forests. Its length is 14 km along the Kepryuchay mountain river. The width is up to 100 meters, and the maximum depth is 400 meters. It is considered a popular point for lovers of active sports – rafting.

Be sure to reach the Oluk Arch bridge. Quite an exotic place.

Oluk Bridge

The ancient stone bridge Oluk stretches over the canyon. And the Romans built it in the II century AD. The twenty-seven-meter bridge has a beautiful arch shape. A river flows under the bridge, to which you can go down the path, where you can expect amazing views. Everything together looks very exotic: a bridge built into the rocks, an emerald river, abundant nature around.

White water rafting in a picturesque canyon

Rafting on the Kepryul Canyon will be remembered for a long time. The river path on the azure-blue water is surrounded by untouched nature, picturesque places, and mountain landscapes. Especially in hot weather, it will be just right to cool off.

Speed, active recreation, extreme sports will be provided to you.

How to get to the Koprulu canyon

You can get to the canyon by car or with an excursion. You should follow the D400 highway in the direction of the village of Beşkonak. There will be 5 km to go from it. There are signs along the way, follow them.

  • From Antalya to go about 90 km (1 hour 40 min.)
  • From Alanya to drive about 125 km (2 hours 6 min.)

Not far from this place there is a Canyon of Tazy, which I definitely advise you to visit too. I have an article about this place: Tazy Canyon in Turkey is a miracle of nature.

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