The 30 kilometre long Düden River crashes on its way from the Taurus Mountains twice a waterfall.15km north of the coast is the upper Düden waterfall. In a small natural park, with a stunning cave, behind a waterfall.
The water of the Düden River rises from the Kırkgözler and Pınarbası spring in the Taurus Mountains. The two watercourses flow from the mountains, only after a few kilometers to the actual Düden river together.
The upper Düden waterfall belongs to Antalya’s district of Kepez. This is one of the fastest growing areas in Antalya. Until a few years ago there were only a few vegetable fields. Meanwhile, many of the free areas around the waterfall have been built.
In the summer months, the Düdenbasi is a wonderful place to cool off from the hot weather. The trees cast long shadows and the river water cools the environment. It is most pleasant in summer just before the waterfall. There you will feel the mist of the waterfall in the face, which is caused by the draught of the falling water.
The natural spectacle is one of the top attractions in Antalya. The rush of the falling water and the small people in comparison make the waterfall seem incredibly powerful. The violence of the falling water is noticeable in the cool draught around the waterfall. You even feel it on the top of the cliffs.
At the marina, boat trips run regularly to the lower side of the waterfall. You should take your bathing suits with you. You can swim in the sea before the waterfall. Along the way you will see two smaller waterfalls that plunge into the sea between the cliffs in Kaleiçi.