The Saklikent Canyon, at 50 km. from
Fethiye, is a natural wonder. The Canyon
is 300 meters deep and 18 km long, resulting from the abrasion of the rocks by
flowing waters over thousands of years. As the level of water rises during
winter months, visitors can enter the canyon only in the summer.
If taking photographs is among your hobbies, you can snap extraordinary sights
of unspoiled, natural beauty at Saklikent. On the platforms erected over the
water flowing in great speed inside and out of the Canyon, visitors are served
trout and traditional pastries, which enrich and enhance a holiday. It is
possible to reach Saklıkent by minibuses or daily tours
from Fethiye organized by travel
There is a secure service bridge for entrance to the Canyon. From the very
beginning, the visitors are fascinated by the spring water crashing in white
foams and the heavenly greenery of the surroundings. Saklikent is a heaven in the
suffocating summer days, and the 3-km walk, wading in the cool water, is an
ideal sport for everyone.
The story of how Saklikent was discovered is quite interesting. During the
research to establish a trout farm
in the region, a service bridge had to be constructed here, thus opening the
doors of this secret paradise to the visitors. At first the Canyon was
considered only for trout farming, but plans had to be extended to meet the
requirements of the visitors due to ever-increasing popularity of the area.
Saklikent is also a focal point for geologists and speleologists. 3 km of the
18-km canyon may be covered by wading into the water and stepping over rocks.
If you are an adventurer and wish to go further, you must have the necessary
professional rigging and suitable clothing for this hard task.