The Saklıkent Gorge is 300 m deep and 18 km long and one of the deepest in the world. It was formed by the abrasion of the rocks by the flowing water over thousands of years. Visitors can enter the canyon year-round, but when the water level rises in winter, the deeper parts are only accessible in summer. After April, when most of the snow in the Taurus Mountains has melted and passed on the way to the Mediterranean Sea, four kilometers of the canyon are accessible.
Saklıkent means “hidden city” in Turkish. The total length of the gorge is 18 km and can only be discovered with professional equipment and knowledge of advanced canyoning. Some adventure centers offer guided tours with around 30 waterfall rappelling destinations and an overnight stay in bivouac camp.
Saklikent is located 50 km west of the center of Antalya in the Beydag Mountains at an altitude of 2,550 m. Due to its proximity to Antalya, it is one of the few places in the world where people can ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon.
The resort can be reached from the center of Antalya in an hour by bus, taxi or the hotel shuttle bus.
The altitude for the ski areas is between 2,000 and 2,400 m with a snow depth of 0.5-1 m. The season is short.
The resort has a 14-bed guesthouse, restaurant, café and local tea houses. There are two T-bars and two easy / intermediate slopes.
You can visit Saklıkent Ski Center while staying at hotels in Antalya city center or at nearby resorts.