Ayvaini Mağarası


Useful Information

Location: Ayva village.
Open: no restrictions.
[2008]
Fee: free.
[2008]
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: bring torch
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History


Description

Ayvaini Mağarası (Ayvaini Cave) is named after nearby village Ayva. It is a through cave which is generally entered through its upper entrance called Doğanalanı. Here the cave starts with a 17m drop which must be climbed, the rest of the cave is almost horizontal. If the drop is to steep you may try the other entrance called Ayvaköy.

Dhis cave is very popular but it is not developed. Bring appropriate clothes and shoes, helmet and lamp. Wellingtons are also advisable, as this cave is partly waterfilled. The cave offers numerous speleothems, including rimstone pools and calcite crystals. Be careful where you walk and do not destroy the formations.