Speleological Potential Of Turkey

About one third of Turkey is underlaid by carbonate rocks. The intense karstification is spread almost all over the country. It is found particularly in the regions of the Taurus Mountain Range, in Northwest Anatolia, in Konya closed basin and in Southeastern Anatolia. Karstification is present both at high altitudes (over 2000 m.) and also it is known to exist at elevations below the sea level, such as Ovacik submarine springs, Kas – Kalkan submarine springs and the Mediterranean region coastal springs.

As Turkey is the located in the Mediterranean sector of the Alpine orogenic belt, the Alpine orogeny and the following epirogenic movements in Turkey have been important factors in karstification.

According to Eroskay and Günay (1979), four karst regions can be differentiated in Turkey Taurus region, Central Anatolia region Southern Anatolia region, and Northwest Anatolia and Thrace region.

TAURUS REGION: This is the most important and largest karst region in Turkey. Taurus mountain ridges can be identified as the Alps’ extension in Anatolia. It begins at the Aegean coast, continues through northeast of the Mediterranean sea to Iran and over eastern Anatolia. In this region between the Mediterranean coast and central Anatolia the width of carbonate units is mostly 200 km along the Taurus mountains, and the peaks of the sharp limestone hills are as high as 2500-3000 m. The stratigraphy of the region contains different units from Cambrian to recent age. There are some parotocton metamorphits. Mesozoic limestones and dolomites occur in over 1000 m. thick layers. The evolution of the ophiolitic melange in the Late Cretaceous exists as an impervious base or cover according to the stratigraphical and structural position of the carbonate units. Important caves mostly exist along these contact lines.

CENTRAL ANATOLIA REGION: Central Anatolian region, which is located in the north of Taurus belt, seems a typical closed basin, morphologically bounded by high mountains. The average elevation is around 1200 m. The recrystallized hard limestones of Jurrasic and Crataceous age, which bounded the basin on the south and west, are the extension of Taurus. The ophiolite settlement in the late Crataceous overlies the older carbonate units. The Neogene units, which cover large areas in the basin, are mostly on ophiolitic basement. Sometimes they are in contact with older limestones. Neogene limestone is locally called obruk limestone. The collapsed dolines in the basin which are called obruk, are the typical karst features.

SOUTHEAST ANATOLIA REGION: Considering the regional geology at the south of the Taurus belt, marginal folds and stable platforms units have been differentiated. In the marginal folds belt, karst has been developed mostly in the Midyat limestone of Eocen age. Gercüs or older impervious units underlie the Midyat limestone, as Korudag uplift. Sometimes carbonates of Mardin group of Cretaceous age crop out. Stable platform units are located at the south of marginal folds. It is the typical plateau-shaped smooth area of southeast Anatolia. In these region, large caves like the Taurus belt are rare.

NORTHWEST ANATOLIA AND THRACE REGION: In this region, limestone blocks covers limited areas when compared with other regions. In the Thrace part, Eocen limestone which lies along the southern margin of Istranca massif, Aegean part, Permian- Mesozoic limestones which overlie the older metamorphic massifs and Western Black Sea part Jurassic-Cretaceous flysch formations are important karstic units.

Extracted from Günay – Eroskay (1979).



The Turkish Cave Research Association was established on April 1964. Activities has been carried under such basic principles and aims such as general research, classification, scientific studies and touristic visits. Between the years 1964 – 1980 while representation of Turkey has been made at the international speleology platforms, also research activities has been undertaken with the French, Italian and English. In the meantime, as the Association we have participated in the activities carried at Cennet, Cehennem, Insuyu, Narlikuyu, Damlatas and Yalandünya caves to be opened to tourism. After 1980, researchs was redirected to the sports side of caving. During this term, more than 50 caves have been taken under research, maps have been prepared and the majority of these researches and activities has been published in the Association’s bulletin. Furthermore, these activities have been made public through the exhibitions and meeting, conferences and with this aim, together with the Turkish Radio Television-TRT – Documentary of the Turkish Caves; Altinbesik, Indere, Tulumtas caves documentary programs has been prepared. Right now, activities are being carried at the Central Taurus mountain region range.


The Cave Research Project, operating since 1979 under the Directorate of the Institute of Mineral Research (M.T.A.), has completed the study of 150 caves of various sizes. The goal of the project is to determine the economical potential of caves rather than discovering the largest ones. The other aim is to form an inventory of Turkish caves. In accordance with the goals mentioned above, most of the research is concentrated in touristical areas or in karstic regions affected by water shortage.


is a club formed by the students of the university. Activities are pursued on both sportive and scientific aspects of speleology for over 16 years. Though their study focuses mostly on the Zonguldak – Kastamonu region. They are also exploring and surveying caves in other regions of Turkey. Until now, over 80 unknown caves are explored.



The cave is located near Ürünlü Village, seven km from Ibradi Village in Akseki – Antalya. From Antalya to Ibradi you can go through highway. The way between Ibradi and Ürünlü is stabilized. You can also arrive to cave by a five km. away from village to Manavgat River.

The water which comes from Büyükdüden, Oruçdüdeni and Feyzullah Düdeni is discharged to Manavgat River by Altinbesik Cave. The examined part of cave is 2200 m. The cave begins with a 125 m lake from at thr entrance. The depth of cave reaches 15 m. in some parts. In the mid part of lake there is a natural bridge. The first lake ends at the nearly vertical travertine barrier which has 44 m. height. There are also two lakes on the travertine. After the travertene the cave goes with 3 branches and the active branch was examined up to a hole of 8 m. height. The cave was covered with travertene and fissures completely, except the fossil branch. Main conduit is supposed be at the end of first lake.

The sinkhole is located at the southwest margin of Akseki Polje. It can be reached by the Pathway from the fourth km. of Akseki – Bucakkisla main road. The sinkhole has many lakes and ends with a siphon. Total depth of the cave is 155 m.

It is near the vicinity of Cevizli town which is located on Beysehir – Akseki road. It was the deepest cave of Turkey until 1989 (300m).

It is possible to reach Kocain Cave by Karatas – Camiliköy – Ahirtas Village road which is branched from Burdur-Antalya highway at least 20 km away from Antalya city. The cave is 45 km. north of Antalya at Indag Mountain. It is a huge chamber (600 m in length, 50-60 m in height). The entrance diameter of the cave is 35×70 m. Kocain Cave boasts prehistorical traces from Roman times.

Biyikli is one of the biggest sinkholes in Turkey. It is near Biyikli Village, 30 km north of Antalya city.
The water which sinks in Biyikli, emerges from the Kirkgöz springs located at 2.5km northwest of the sinkhole. The water sink in the siphon remerges from the Varsak doline, which is located 15km southeast.

The cave is located in the neighborhood of Oymapinar Dam on Manavgat river. It was found by coincidence in the gallery excavations. The cave is active and has a total length of 7 km.
It is the largest known cave in Turkey, formed in conglomerate.

Molla Deligi cave is located at the eastern Side of Tahtali Mountain (West of Kemer Town). Cave includes several horizontal passages. There is a siphon at the end of main passage. The other passages are narrow.Total length of the cave is 549 m. It is an active cave in wet seasons due to water level fluctuations.

Ayvaini is located at the vicinity of Ayva Village (Bursa). It is an active river cave. It is possible to enter the cave from Doganalan entrance with -17 km descend and exit from another point which is at 1 km southwest. of Ayva Village. The cave includes many lakes, in spite of increasing water it can be accessed even at spring time.

It is situated at the 11 km. west of the Yenisarbademli town of Isparta. It can be reached through Yenisarbademli or Egirdir – Yenice.

It is now the longest cave in Turkey with its length of 12 km. which was reached in 1991. It is one of the most important caves in the world, with its height over 60 m. It has active passages and cascades. Water temperature is extremely low (+4 -5 C).

Incesu cave system is situated at 7 km. south of Taskale, 45 km. from Karaman province in southeast direction. The site is accessible by all means of transportation facilities. The system is formed by two continuous separate caves. The horizontally extending caves are rich with stalactive and stalagmite formations. One can follow an underground river in wet seasons from Incesu cave (1356 m.) to Asarini cave (750 m.), despite some blockage by fallen blocks.

Hislayik Cave is in Ayranci town of Karaman, traversed by an underground river with a 26m pit, which divides the cave in two. Each passage start with a siphon and continues with siphons. The exploration of this cave continues. Total length of the cave is 260 m.

The cave is situated in Sarpunalinca quarter of Senlik Village of Devrekani near Küre District of Kastamonu Province. It is reached through Küre – Sarpunalinca forest road.

The cave drains water accumulated in Sarpunalinca district. It is totally horizontal with a length of 662 m. An underground stream passes through the cave along a joint plane. It has a nice camp site near th entrance.

Located in Derebucak village borders in Cide – Kastamonu, the cave can be reached by walking approximately five hours from Derebucak in the NE direction.

The total length is 860 m. and depth is 250m. The cave has two parts: the horizontal part is fossil and the vertical part is active. Water cisterns and leftovers of houses from the Roman and Byzantium periods can be found at the entrance. Also you can find a path, which is established from 24 spiral and covered with hand made stone, at the beginning of the vertical part. By taking it, one can reach a pit within a depth of 52 m. and diameter of 30 m. After this you can reach a siphon, its floor is covered with travertine and very nice formations look like chandelier.

It is hard to access to some branches because of their elevations from main passage. In these parts ornamentations remain protected. Equipment is required in the vertical part.

The cave is located at 5-6 km SW of Sarpdere Village of Demirköy, Kirklareli, accessible only by a fourweel drive or tractor.

With a length is 3200 m, the cave has three entrances. The first 1000 m. from the entrance is active. Encompassing the source for the Rezve River which serves as the border betweenTurkey and Bulgaria. One of the entrances is Dupnisa Dolin. The second is a dry cave with two passages. One of them is 363m and the other one is 456m. The third entrance is called Kiz Cave and begins with a slope of 60 degrees. The side branches of the cave is fossil and the main system is active. In the cave there is a 150×160 m hole.

The cave is located with on the borders of Çamlik Village and Derebucak district in Beysehir – Konya. You can drive to it by way of a 45 km branch of Konya – Beysehir – Üzümlü – Manavgat. The cave is situated 5 km from Çamlik, 6 km from Derebucak. It is also 3 km northwest of Körükini and the Suluin caves.

Total length is 1830 m and there are two entrance from düden and fountain. The entrance, which is closer to the way, draws the water of little uvala and run down 2km south, from a cracked valley border, slope of Uzunsu river side. Balatini Cave is developed from two different levels, one on top of the other. The fossil branch surface of the upper level is completely covered with cave clay and ends at the Statue Room filled with the little statues made by visitors. The lower level is the main gallery which contains the water. You can go through the gallery by foot when the level of water decreases. Three small pools, can be passed by transition technique or by boat. The Statue Room and the natural rock sculptures are worth seeing.

The cave is located 500 m southwest of Çamlik Village in Beysehir-Konya.

The total length of cave is 1250 m with the Uzunsu River is passing through. After leaving the cave, the river passes from the Degirmen Valley to reach Degirmenini Cave. The cave is completely active so that to pass the river, especially where there are waterfalls between rock blocks, a boat is required. Summer and autumn is more adviesable to enter the cave. In spring, it may be dangerous because of water and siphons.

The cave is located 500 m southwest of Çamlik Village in Beysehir-Konya.

After leaving the Körükini Cave, the Uzunsu River passes from Degirmen Valley, to reach the Degirmenini Cave. The river, passes between huge rock blocks generating waterfalls, while the cave opens into a wide and high gallery and after 150 m reaches Büyük Lake. It goes 150 m along lake and then, with a 30 m high entrance, the cave reachs the ground. The lake is deep and can be passed by boat.

It is near to Seydisehir Town of Konya City. The cave could be reached through Seydisehir, Süleymaniye Village and Mortas road. It is a vertical cave which has 303 m total depth.

The cave is at Susuz Village which is between Seydisehir-Mortas. This active cave has two entrances which are a narrow horizontal hole and vertical (60m) pit. Its length is 2000 m. The cave requires boat passage during all seasons. Especially in the spring it could be dangerous to pass without experiance in this active cave.

At the camp site, it is difficult to find water, so why it is advisable to bring extra water from Susuz Village.

Reachable cave from Konya-Beysehir-Seydisehir through the Mortas Aluminium Company.

The total length is 1650 m and depth is 65 m and is located south-west slope of Tinaztepe. The cave two parts fossil, and active. In spring the fossil is only passable by boat via five lakes. In autumn, the level of water decreases so that the same gallery can be passed by foot. After the last lake, the cave reaches the Great Hall with a descend of 30 m.

Tinaztepe sinkhole is located beneath the Tinaztepe Cave. The total length is 1,550 m, depth 150 m. The water falls down to düden during the year. With a vertical pits of 20 m one can enter the cave from the side of the waterfall.

The Pinarbasi Cave is in the Pinarbasi Village located at southwest part of Kizilova Polje at the southend of Beysehir Lake. The cave is mostly horizontal and a karstic spring discharges from it. There are many lakes and siphons in the cave. On the other hand, it is very rich of dripstone formations.

In the Derebucak district of Konya Province, it is 18 km in the direction of Ibradi from Derebucak after Konya-Beysehir-Derebucak road, and it is situated at the west side of the Kembos Plain.

Kembos Plain with a width of 1 km and a length of 15 km drains the water from melting snow in the spring and especially the water accumulated here via Uzunsu Creek by means of Feyzullah sinkhole, another chasm. Water sinking from these points is added to Manavgat Creek by passing through Altinbesik Düdensuyu Cave. Although the cave does not have a touristic importance, it is important from the speleological aspect. There exists numerous lakes, big halls and siphons in this sinkhole which is 714 m long.

That sinkhole is very close to Derebucak Village of Beysehir Town. That active sinkhole drained Gembos Polje at spring seasons.

It is situated at Göksu Valley which is near the ayani underground water system. It is opened to outside with many inlets. The hall is reached through a active gallery of 100 m from the lower inlet or by walking for 75 m from the upper fossil dry inlet. The hall begins with a travertine offering extraordinary beauty and functioning as a bridge over the underground creek. The base of the hall, which is 60 m high and 70 m long, is covered with a ther Göksu under the travertine formations. At the cave’s exit mouth, a part of Göksu river comes out of the cave. While it makes a marvelous natural miracle and Göksu river than continues rest its with deep and blue lakes.

It is situated at Ballica village which is about 5 km. from the district of Pazar of the province of Tokat.

The cave is located on the side of Indere valley and starts with a fossil opening at the height of 1180 m. General morphologic constitution shows large halls created as a result of collapses and connected to each other with passages. Especially at the hall with bats and the hall following, the floor of the halls are not clear because of guano which covers the collapsed blocks. In order to be able reach to these halls, vertical speology techniques must be used (there are 10 m. and 7 m. descents).

Inside the cave, which has almost completed its development process and especially at the large hall there are many interesting structures such as 10 m columns, travertines with like mushroom-like caps, and the onion-like structures, ranging from 30 cm up 7 m. Furthermore, a very special bat populates the cave. On the other hand, the entrance of the cave is not protected by any way and so precaution must be taken for proper protection against any harm which could come from the effects of other visitors.

It is situated on the road at Üzülmez district at the 4 km. of Zonguldak way of Zonguldak-Ankara highway. Water streaming from the cave drains into the Üzülmez Creek.

It is entered via a huge fossil inlet through the rock blocks. The siphon is reached after 250 m by walking. Although the siphon has a length of 10 m, it can be passed especially in summer. After this point, the cave continues in two branches in the direction of water entrance along with the extremely beautiful formations. The cave continues for 1200 m and ends with a sediment filling. (The port after this point is not known, yet.)

While the creeks and inner lakes are passed easily by walking, sudden flood occurs during big rains.

The cave which is situated in Kizil Elma quarter of Ayiçi Village of Gelik District of Zonguldak Province can easily be reached by car.

Water of Aydin Creek and Büyük Ay Creek sinks at the active inlet. The cave is entered through the fossil inlet (30x10m.) located at the upper part, and after 100 m water is met. The cave continue horizontally together with the water. After the first 100 m, it is possible to go by creeping for 400 m, a siphon of 10 m exists. This siphon can be passed in the Autumn. The gallery in the cave has great dimensions after the siphon. At the 3200th m. of the cave which continues as a single active gallery basically, there is a chimney with the height of 80 m which is enough to illuminate the lake at the base. The cave continuing 3 kms along with the lakes ends with the 2nd siphon. The researches related with some branches and the last siphon in the cave has not been concluded, yet. It has been determined via the researches carried out by paint experiments that the sunk water appears in Cumayani Cave after 2 kms. Thus, the total length of the underground system (Kizilelma-Cumayani) reaches to 10kms. Once, it was the longest cave system of Turkey. However, when it has been discovered that Pinargözü Cave has a length of 12 kms in 1991, this cave has been placed in the 2nd order. Its siphons, areas of cripping, lakes and funnel of 80 m are the characteristics, or perhaps the most exciting aspects of the cave. As there is a danger of flood in the rainy periods, the season and the weather forecast should be taken into consideration while entering the cave.

It is situated in Cumayani quarter at 3 kms. distance from Çatalagzi district of Zonguldak province.

It forms the outlet of Kizilelma-Cumayani underground water system. It is opened to outside with many inlets. The hall is reached through a active gallery of 100 m from the lower inlet or by walking for 75 m from the upper fossil dry inlet. The hall begins with a travertine offering an extraordinary beauty and functioning as a bridge on the underground creek. The base of the hall, which has a height of 60 m and a length of 70 m, is covered with a thick sand layer and ends with a siphon. Upon going in the direction of water entrance to the left of the travertine, the siphon is reached in the direction of Kizilelma Cave. A boat is necessary in this gallery.

As flood occurs in the rainy periods or at the times of a sudden rain, there exists a danger of life. Because of this, one should be careful.

It is at 1 km. distance from Çayirköy which is 3kms. north of Güdüllü Village at the 10th km. of Zonguldak-Çaycuma road.

Sofular and Egridere streams sinks at Çayirköy Cave inlet, continues underground for 1004 m and drains from Çayirköy. The inlet begins with a vertical fall of approximately 30 m and then reaches to the siphon. The siphon can hardly be passed at the times when the water level is low. After this point, the cave continues horizontally together with the lakes, and there exists a deep lake at the end of it.

It is a cave situated in the city of Zonguldak province at the sea coast at the 15th km of Kilimli road.

The entry to the cave with a total length of 800m is made from the fossil inlet facing the sea. After a hole one man can hardly pass at the 50th meter it continues sporadically with fossils and rich formations and sporadically with an underground creek. There exists a siphon at the 400th meter, and it can be distinguished by walking in the period when water is drawn. From here, it ends with the siphon after 400 m.

Mencilis cave is near Bulak village of Karabük town of Zonguldak city. It takes probably 1 hour from village to the cave by walking. The cave has two entrance. The first of them has water discharge and ends with a siphon 30m beyond cave entrance. The second entrance is on the neighbor gorge of the camp place and that part is inactive. Mencilis cave whose total length is 2725 m has four vertical pit which are 3,5,11 and 15 m. in deep. Inactive section has a main and a secondary passage which called “Fareli Kol”. To be reached to the active passage after descending 11 m pit. The most beautiful part of cave is in that part. The delicate travertine formations of upstream hall and the 15m high downstream cascade are worth to be seen.

Hizar cave is close to Safranbolu town of Zonguldak city. It is a horizontal and inactive cave. It has a big entrance and a big channel which has three passage. There is a lake shape siphon at the secondary passage of the first passage.

There is a water discharge from a siphon which is at 50 m down altitude from cave entrance. It is jointed to that part with a vertical pit.


As a result of a research by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, studies have been carried on the caves in the Mediterranean and Aegean sea costs and sketches have been made.

These caves have been evaluated within the framework of their proximity to heavy tourism centers, within daily trip distance (places which could be reached within two hours), having interesting morphological conditions and the conditions of road and transportation. Within these evaluations, the caves which carry the required qualifications are as listed below:





Papazkayasi Cave Antalya Center Near city club
Geyikbayiri Cave Antalya Center Geyikbayiri village
Küçükdipsiz Cave Antalya Center Türektepe area
Büyükdipsiz Cave Antalya Center Türektepe area
Peynirdeligi Cave Antalya Kemer Gedelme plateau
Yalandünya Cave Antalya Gazipasa Beyrebucak village
Dim (Gavurini) Cave Antalya Alanya Kuzkaya village
Altinbesik Cave Alanya Akseki Ürünlü village
Kurudag Cave Izmir Selçuk Kurudag area
Aslanli Cave Aydin Kusadasi Kirazli village
Inkaya Cave Izmir Center Yelki village
Sirtlanini Cave Aydin Karacasu Yukari Çamarasi village



  • Kirkgöz (Mevlana) Cave
  • Dupnisa Cave System
  • Biyikli Düdeni Cave
  • Kurudere I-II Caves
  • Karanlik Göz Cave


  • Güvercinlik Cave
  • Yarimburgaz Caves
  • Güvercinlik Cukuru Cave
  • Sile Sea Cave
  • Varsak Cave
  • Ikigöz Cave
  • Gavurini Cave


  • Güvercinlik Düdeni Cave
  • Ayvaini Cave
  • Çayirönü Cave
  • Gavurini Cave
  • Koyungöbedi Cave
  • Ikizce Cave
  • Ardiçpinar Cave
  • Yaraligöz Cave
  • Ilica Pinar Cave
  • Kaplikaya Cave
  • Damlatas Cave
  • Tenekeli Düdeni Cave
  • Karagöl Düdeni Cave
  • Kafakiran Obrugu Cave
  • Hidirellez Cave


  • Mavi Cave
  • Gökgöl Cave
  • Kapatas Sea Cave
  • Inagzi Cave
  • Asiklar Cave
  • Kizilelma Cave
  • Fosforlu Cave
  • Cumayani Cave
  • Karain Cave
  • Iliksu Cave
  • Geyikbayiri cave
  • Sofular Cave
  • Küçükdipsiz Cave
  • Çayirköy Cave
  • Büyükdipsiz Cave
  • Mencilis (Atçiini) Cave
  • Peynirdeligi Cave
  • Hizar Cave
  • Papazkayasi Cave
  • Çökertme Cave
  • Konakalti Cave
  • Kilise Cave
  • Derya Cave
  • Balkaya cave
  • Yerköprü Cave


  • Köpek ini Cave
  • Ilgarini Cave
  • Kavazini Cave
  • Sorgun Kuylucu Cave
  • Bidon Cave
  • Döngelyani Kuylucu Cave
  • Arlan ini Cave
  • Topmeydani Kuylucu Cave
  • Akbel Cave
  • Kapakli Kuylucu Cave
  • Türbe Düdeni Cave
  • Küre Cave
  • Katranliyayla Düdeni Cave
  • Sarpunalinca Cave
  • Çivgus Cave
  • Hokurdan Cave
  • Arpalik Cave
  • Karlik Cave
  • Divle Bogasi Cave
  • Uluyayla Düdeni Cave
  • Karadelik Cave
  • Çoyurmatepe I-II-III-IV-V Caves
  • Incirliin Cave
  • Yukari Döngelyani Kuylucu Cave
  • Yavu Cave
  • Küçük Çikrikkapi Kuylucu Cave
  • Degirmenlikdere Cave
  • Ürkülük Kuylucu Cave
  • Çamlica Cave
  • Ayakkabi Çukuru Cave
  • Asirli Ada Cave
  • Arpatarlasi ini Cave
  • Kaklik Cave
  • Esekçukuru Cave
  • Alabelen Cave
  • Suini Cave
  • Molla Deligi Cave
  • Medil I-II Cave
  • Suluin Cave
  • Çingir Kuyusu Cave
  • Tepearasi Cave


  • Alicli Agil Cave
  • Arili Cave
  • Asarönü Ören Cave
  • Kartalkaya Cave
  • Ayiini Cave
  • K.Ardiçli Cave
  • Karçukuru Cave
  • Ardiçli Cave
  • Tepekli cave
  • Buz Cave


  • Üçbacali Cave
  • Delikbelen Cave
  • Kabanbasi Cave
  • Karacain Cave
  • Arsa Cave
  • Turunçpinari Cave
  • Köprübasi Cave
  • Güroluk Cave
  • Karaca Cave
  • Tasbasi Cave
  • Ikisu Cave
  • Yagdeligi Cave
  • Ambela Cave
  • Memeliin Cave
  • Altintas Cave
  • Karabelen Cave
  • Tasbasi Cave
  • Zeynepini Cave
  • Üstüaçik Cave
  • Inönü Cave
  • Yaylim Cave
  • Çene Cave
  • Karakavuk Cave
  • Geremezini Cave
  • Armelli Cave
  • Mamatlar Cave
  • Mahalbasi Cave
  • Cingora Cave
  • Karadiken Cave
  • K.Cingora Cave
  • Gelme Çingirek Cave
  • Karsi Cave
  • Asarini Cave
  • Köroglu Cave
  • Keçibükü Cave
  • Çimagil Cave
  • Peynirli Düdeni Cave


  • Güvercinlik Cave
  • Gümüsbalta Cave
  • Peyynirini Cave


  • Kargaini Cave
  • Temirözü Cave
  • Güvercinini Cave
  • Inega Cave
  • Yatagan Cave
  • Agil Cave
  • Marmaris Sea Cave
  • Hamambogazi Cave
  • Karaada Cave
  • Tuluntas Cave
  • Turunç Cave
  • Abdulselam Tepesi Cave


  • Lömbürdekini Cave
  • Narkuyu Dilek Cave


  • Obruk Cave
  • Durubey Cave
  • Yalandünya Cave


  • Meydancikkale Cave
  • Indere Cave
  • Bugu Cave


  • Ashab-i Kehf Cave
  • Yaprakli-Subasi Düdeni Caves
  • Zindan Dipsizi Obrugu Cave


  • Cennet Cave
  • Balatini Cave
  • Cehennem Obrugu Cave
  • Suluin Cave


  • Mastialti Cave (Dedetarlasi)
  • Zindan Cave
  • Körükini Cave (Degirmenini)
  • Kuz Cave
  • Asmacini Cave
  • Sorgun Cave
  • Gerikini Cave
  • Göllü Cave
  • Çocukattiklari Cave
  • Salur Cave
  • Soldere Cave
  • Karatepe Ösekçi Cave
  • Biçakci Cave
  • Akardonar Cave
  • Felengi Cave
  • Degirmenönü Cave
  • Gürlevik Cave
  • Ayiini Cave
  • Hislayik Cave
  • Inönü Cave
  • Ferzene Cave
  • Peynirini Cave
  • Akpinar Cave
  • Delikönü Cave
  • Oruç Düdeni Cave
  • Intepe Cave
  • Çatdere Düdeni Cave
  • Güvercinlik Cave
  • Karasinir I Cave
  • Yayla Obrugu Cave
  • Güvercinlik I Cave
  • Kapikaya Cave
  • Güvercinlik II Cave
  • Damlatas Cave
  • Susuz (Güvercinini) Cave
  • Kocakir Cave
  • Tinaztepe Cave
  • Kapizini Cave
  • Fasih Cave
  • Suini Cave
  • Güvercinlik Cave
  • Belbasi Cave
  • Sismanin Cave
  • Culakini Cave
  • Aritasi Cave
  • Erenler Cave
  • Seycagizi Cave
  • Taskapi Cave
  • Handos Cave
  • Kadi Deligi Cave
  • Yerköprü Cave
  • Sahne Cave
  • Isikini Cave
  • Uluborlu Obrugu Cave
  • Karatepe Ösekçi Cave
  • Pinargözü Cave
  • Mezarbasi Cave
  • Çeyiz Cave
  • Güzelsu Düdeni Cave
  • Tesbili Cave
  • Çirali ini Cave


  • Büyük Düden Cave
  • Inlik Düdeni Cave
  • Feyzullah’in Düdeni Cave
  • Ciyak Deligi Cave
  • Sakaltutan Düdeni Cave
  • Kizlar Keleri Cave
  • Asar Cave
  • Hacilar Keleni Cave
  • Kirkmetre Obrugu Cave
  • Koyunasagi Tepesi Dipsizi Cave
  • Imali Obrugu Cave
  • Karagedik Dipsizi Cave
  • Ürküten I Obrugu Cave
  • Çini Göl Deligi Cave
  • Ürküten II Obrugu Cave
  • Tahir Tepesi Dipsizi Cave
  • Dünekdilsi Obrugu Cave


  • Gölcük Obrugu Cave
  • Harput Buzluk Cave
  • Cobanoglu Obrugu Cave


  • Sabir Obrugu Cave
  • Döngel Cave
  • It Cukuru Cave


  • Keçi Obrugu Cave
  • Cin Cave
  • Dibektasi Düdeni Cave
  • Yel Cave
  • Kar ini Cave
  • Culfa Keleri I-II Cave
  • Mart Cukur Deligi Caves I-II-III
  • Camliköy Subatani Cave
  • Evreagac Düdeni Cave
  • Sütlük Subatani Cave
  • Oluk Düdeni Cave
  • Adamkafali Deligi Cave
  • Geven Esigi Cave
  • Yilanyurt Subatani Cave
  • Sakal Tutan Deligi Cave


  • Iki Agizli Obruk Cave
  • Ayvacik Düdeni Cave
  • Sultan Obrugu Cave
  • Ödemis Subatani Cave
  • Diyrekdibi Obrugu Cave
  • Inkaya Cave
  • Cula Obrugu Cave
  • Üçkuyu Cave
  • Sedirdibi Obrugu Cave
  • Osmanin Cave
  • Kizlar Obrugu Cave
  • Direkli Cave
  • Persenek Obrugu Cave
  • Dereçali Cave
  • Kapali Düden Cave
  • Küçükpinar Cave
  • Peynir Obrugu Cave
  • Baspinar Cave
  • Deri Obrugu Cave
  • Bayrakçi I Cave
  • Küçük in Cave
  • Bayrakçi II Cave


  • Kurudag Cave
  • Altinbesik Cave
  • Sütini Cave
  • Kocadüden Cave
  • Sugözü Cave
  • Kocain Cave
  • Magaraönü Cave
  • Küçükoruk Cave
  • Asik Ali Cave
  • Kocaoruk Cave
  • Güvercinlik Cave
  • Mahrumçali Cave
  • Andon Bogazi Cave
  • Dedetepe Dipsizi I Cave
  • Korudag I-II Cave
  • Dedetepe Dipsizi II Cave
  • Nalkiran Cave
  • Agillica Cave
  • Aslanini Cave
  • Uluçukur Cave
  • Üçkuyu Cave
  • Sogukdelik Cave
  • Otomatik Tepe Cave
  • Kadipinari Cave
  • Zevs Cave
  • Hocasalma Cave
  • Güvercinlik Cave
  • Dim Cave


  • Çimenini Cave
  • Sirtlanini Cave
  • Sugözü Cave


  • Korsanini Cave
  • Çüngüs Cave
  • Yatak Yeri Deligi Caves I-II-III
  • Iskender-i Birkilin Cave
  • Karanlik Sokak Deligi Cave


  • Cula Deligi Cave
  • Incesu Cave
  • Kaklik Cave
  • Asarini Cave
  • Degirmenlik Cave
  • Kizlarsarayi Cave
  • Çaldami Deligi Cave
  • Kocain Cave
  • Cevizli Gölet Düdeni Cave
  • Marospolo Cave
  • Bayram Yuvasi Düdeni Cave


  • Sarniç Düdeni Cave
  • Kizilin Cave
  • Ayiotu Düdeni Cave
  • Agzi Yarikin Cave
  • Karaagaçli Düdeni Cave


  • Bekçi Tasi Düdeni Cave
  • Düden Su Cave
  • Cevizdibi Düdeni Cave


  • Pinarli Düdeni Cave
  • In Cave
  • Kaklik Dagi Dibi Deligi Cave
  • Çaltepe Cave
  • Civik Obrugu Cave
  • Buzluk Cave
  • Akdag Düdeni Cave


  • Sirtköy Cave
  • Ovakent Dipsizi Cave
  • Yarasa Cave
  • Çin Kuyusu Cave
  • Tilkiler Cave


  • Tabak I Cave
  • Insuyu Cave
  • Tabak II Cave
  • Aydaliktasi Cave
  • Zeybeini Cave

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