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Sapadere canyon and the cave of the gnomes

The Sapadere Canyon and the Gnome Cave are among the top natural attractions around Side. The canyon is dominated by a special energy, which is created by harsh peaks, streams of icy water and century-old pines

Sapadere canyon and the cave of the gnomes

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In the summer heat, when there is a desire to hide in some kind of refrigerator, the ideal route would be Sapadere Canyon and the cave of the gnomes. There is a pleasant coolness here, the sound of the water and the singing of birds caress your ears, you want to look at the delightful landscapes around forever. The canyon is beautiful in any weather. Here you can take a break from the bustle of the city, recharge with the energy of nature, walking along the equipped paths. Before a trip, it is advisable to free up memory on your phone or camera, because there will be a desire to take pictures at every step. Take your swimwear with you. There are at least three swimming spots here. One of them is a lake with a waterfall, under the jets of which it will be especially interesting to swim. At the end of the route there is a small cafe where you can have a snack and relax after a walk.

Don't leave the canyon without visiting the gnome cave. It is located nearby, in the village of Tyrylar. This unique place was formed as a result of the erosion of rocks by water. The play of bright colors inside the cave creates a stunning sight. In the cave you will see karst faults, stone influxes, dozens of stalactites and stalagmites. It got its name thanks to a man with the appearance of a dwarf, who fled here from a neighboring village to hide from the ridicule of neighbors. Sounds sad. But, on the other hand, this person had a great opportunity to enjoy the divine views of the Western Taurus mountain range and the canyon, recharge the forces of nature and live in harmony with the world around him.

You can get to Sapadere Canyon and the cave of the gnomes on your own. To do this, it is better to take a passable quality car. To the cave, the road goes steeply uphill along a serpentine road. The utmost care must be taken here. We have a combined tour of the Sapadere Canyon which includes a visit to the cave. Experienced drivers, comfortable minibuses, guide and transfer from the entrance to your hotel. May your trip be interesting, impressive and safe.