MANAVGAT STREAM AND WATERFALL
Manavgat Waterfall is one of the best known waterfalls in Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall and its delta are the most important natural richness of the Manavgat town. Take a boat trip on the stunning Manavgat River, you can swim in the cool waters, enjoy the scenery.
Manavgat River is very popular for daily excursions on touring boats. They start from the center of Manavgat, visit the waterfall and then head to the strait. The tour lasts about three to four hours. In these boats, which cater to between 30 to 150 people, there is also a meal included.
There is also entertainment, sometimes it is live music and sometimes it is a belly dancer. A break is taken at the point where the waters of the stream meet with those of the sea.
Those who wish to swim in the river and those who wish for a dip in the sea can take their choice. The water of the Manavgat River is icy cold and an ideal means of cooling down.
Manavgat Waterfall is 80 km to Antalya, sourced out of the slopes of Mount Seytan, which is the eastern part of Taurus Mountains, is in between the lakes of Seydisehir and Beysehir.
Manavgat Stream's water was canalized to antique cities of Seleucid and Side by water bends in ancient times. It runs through mountains, forests and a canyon like narrow valley and after forming an artificial lake on 500 hectares of land, which is the water reservoir of Oymapinar Dam, keeps on running through a plain and creates a waterfall in the 4 km north of Manavgat town center. Though it falls from a quite lower height it creates scenery worth for seeing while falling with a roaring sound into a wide land.
Dumanli clastic spring, which is the biggest among the sources feed Manavgat Stream is inside the small caves on a sharp rock on the left bank. It rises 15 m high bubbling in soggy clouds and flow to the stream.
Those who desire to be far away from the crowded cities can find picnic areas around the waterfall. Restaurants at the waterfall site offer fresh seafood.