Saklıkent Canyon / Hidden City

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Posted on September 05, 2015

Saklıkent Canyon is located in Muğla province in Turkey, 50 km from the city of Fethiye. Saklıkent means “hidden city” in Turkish.


We drove from Kalkan to Fethiye and stopped at the canyon for a walk. Well, walk isn’t really appropriate term, because we had to climb and walk through water at some points.

The Canyon is 300 meters deep and 18 km long, one of the deepest in the world, 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. 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.


Just a quick reminder about our route (click on the names in order to open previous blog posts):

AntalyaOlympos Beydaglari National Park (near Kemer)KaşKalkan – Saklıkent Canyon – Fethiye – Karacasöğüt (small village near Marmaris) – Dalaman (airport) – Istanbul



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The place itself offers rafting, canyoning and places to sit, eat, drink and relax

Saklıkent Canyon



It’s all about water here




Perfect place for chilling out

Saklıkent Canyon



Springs and water all around the place




As well as shops with art…




…and homegrown stuff.




Saklıkent Canyon is really impressive sight to see

Saklıkent Canyon



The entrance to the Canyon

Saklıkent Canyon



Since it was Sunday, it was packed with visitors

Saklıkent Canyon



But the further we went, the number of people decreased

Saklıkent Canyon



The road that leads to the canyon is full of family owned restaurants that offer good and affordable dishes. And yeah, everybody seem to ride a motorcycle in this area 🙂



After we had a yummy meal at one of the restaurants, we proceeded our journey to Fethiye. More about Fethiye in my next blog post!


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Fran is into photography and motion pictures. He makes music videos, lifestyle documentaries, visual effects and motion graphics. Fran currently lives and works in Zagreb, but he often also finds himself on the road accompanied by his camera.