Dim Magarasi

Dim Cave - Gavurini Cave


Useful Information

Location: 11km from Alanya in Dim valley. 145km from Antalya.
Open: NOV-FEB daily 9-17. MAR daily 9-17:30. APR daily 9-18. MAY daily 9-19. JUN-AUG daily 9-20. SEP daily 9-19. OCT daily 9-18. [2004]
Fee: Adults TL 6.000.000, Children (7-12) TL 2.000.000, Students TL 3.500.000, Members of ISCA, Speleologists TL 5.000.000, Seniors (65+) TL 4.000.000.
Groups (20+): Adults TL , Children TL 2.500.000. [2004]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric.
Dimension: T=18-19°C, H=90%, A=232m asl.
Guided tours: L=360m.
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Address: Dim Magarasi Isletmesi, Kestel, Alanya, Tel: +90-0532-3724185 (mobile), +90-242518-2275, +90-242518-1070, Fax: +90-242518-1568. E-mail: contact
Last update:$Date: 2013/04/25 23:04:44 $

History

 
1986first explored.
1993Mag Tur Magara Turizmi ve Ticaret A.S. (Show Cave Tourism and Trading Company) was founded in Ankara.
1996start of development.
1998Dim Cave opened to the public.
2002cave becomes member of the International Show Caves Association (ISCA).

Description

Dim Magarasi (Dim Cave) is located on the slopes of Cebel Reis (1691m asl) at an altitude of 232m asl. It overlooks the Dim valley, which it is named after. Located only 11km from the popular tourism center of Alanya, it obtains an increasing popularity.

This cave is a single passage about 360m long and between 10 and 15m wide, the visitor enters somwhere in the middle. First the passage towards the right is visited for about 50m, then the passage to the left for about 150m. The longer side ends at an underground lake, about 200m² and 17m below the entrance. After reaching the end of each side, the visitor has to walk back to the entrance. The cave shows numerous speloethems, is well developed and well lighted.

Dim Cave is known for a long time, the entrance was used as shelter by hunters and sheperds. But the part which is the show cave today was first explored by speleologists in 1986. The cave was formed in Permian marble, along a NW-SE running fault zone.


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