Saklikent Gorge – Fascinating Place to Visit in Turkey

Turkish gulet cruises are a great way to explore the coast of Turkey and all the wonders that it has to offer. Saklıkent Canyon is located in Muğla province in Turkey, 50 km from the city of Fethiye. Fethiye lies on a broad Mediterranean bay with some of Turkey’s best beaches close at hand.

A good day trip inland is a visit to Saklikent Gorge, set high in the mountains above Fethiye. Over thousands of years rushing torrents of water have cut a constricted channel through the mountains. This gorge is 300 metres deep and 18 km long, one of the deepest in the world.

As the level of water rises during winter months, visitors can enter the canyon only in the summer. Four kilometers of the canyon are walkable after April, when most of the snow in the Taurus Mountains has melted and passed through on its way to the Mediterranean Sea. Saklıkent means “hidden city” in Turkish.

Because the walls of Saklikent Gorge are so high they cut out most of the sunlight and it a lovely refuge on hot summer days. Saklikent Gorge is a favourite picnic spot with rustic restaurants serving delectable fresh trout.

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