Astim Cave, Silifke

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  • There is narrow spiral stairs where you can descend 5-6 meters vertically into the cave. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to see entire cave.  more »
  • It’s a nice cave, but to much light! Most of its beauty is tinged with green algae, unfortunately. Still if you’re near by worth looking at.  more »
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  • You go deep into the caves via a wobbly metal spiral staircase leading you to an amazing sight of stalictites (wrong spelling) and rocks of dripping water and fabulous shapes. It reminded me of the scene in Aliens film - before the scary bits!! The ground is naturally damp, so wear the right shoes. It's lit in most places but a torch will help. V cool too from the heat above. A very atmospheric place to enjoy.
  • It is called an Asthma Cave for a reason! You will probably feel like having one by the time you are done! 😅 The entrance fee is 7TL. You go down a narrow spiral metal stairwell. People don't care if there are people coming up, they will still try to squeeze through instead of waiting at the little waiting/resting platforms. Good luck passing by someone who physically occupied the entire staircase. Try not to faint from the high humidity, heat, stale air and occasional disgusting B.O. Quite slippery and dark in some areas, so proper footwear for your own safety. Although not as magnificent as the Karaca Cave in Torul, it is nonetheless awe inspiring and captivating with really huge columns, stalactites and stalagmites. Some where they have broken off and you can see the cross section of the calcite beautifully displayed.
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