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Karain Cave

Karain Cave Review

Archaeological digs have proven that Karain Cave was inhabited as far back as the Paleolithic Age, making it one of the oldest settlements in Turkey. Later it seems to have become a religious center for primitive man. Many of the Karain finds—stone implements, bones of people and animals, and fossilized remains, including those of hippopotamuses—are on display in Antalya Museum, but there is also a small museum on the edge of the high meadow where the cave is located. Part of the cave itself is electrically lighted and open to the public; this is a small site, however, and probably only worth stopping at if you have time after seeing Termessos.

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  • Address: 1 km (½ mi) north of the Termessos turnoff from E87,
  • Cost: 5 TL
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8–5
  • Location: Termessos
Updated: 11-21-2013

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