Dim Magarasi

Dim Cave - Gavurini Cave

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Location: 11 km from Alanya in Dim valley. 145 km from Antalya.
Open: NOV-FEB daily 9-17. MAR daily 9-17:30. APR daily 9-18. MAY daily 9-19. JUN-AUG daily 9-20. SEP daily 9-19. OCT daily 9-18. [2004]
Fee: Adults TL 6.000.000, Children (7-12) TL 2.000.000, Students TL 3.500.000, Members of ISCA, Speleologists TL 5.000.000, Seniors (65+) TL 4.000.000.
Groups (20+): Adults TL , Children TL 2.500.000. [2004]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=18-19 °C, H=90%, A=232 m asl.
Guided tours: L=360 m.
Address: Dim Magarasi Isletmesi, Kestel, Alanya, Tel: +90-0532-3724185 (mobile), +90-242518-2275, +90-242518-1070, Fax: +90-242518-1568. E-mail: contact
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1986 first explored.
1993 Mag Tur Magara Turizmi ve Ticaret A.S. (Show Cave Tourism and Trading Company) was founded in Ankara.
1996 start of development.
1998 Dim Cave opened to the public.
2002 cave becomes member of the International Show Caves Association (ISCA).


Dim Magarasi (Dim Cave) is located on the slopes of Cebel Reis (1691 m asl) at an altitude of 232 m asl. It overlooks the Dim valley, which it is named after. Located only 11 km from the popular tourism center of Alanya, it obtains an increasing popularity.

This cave is a single passage about 360 m long and between 10 and 15 m wide, the visitor enters somwhere in the middle. First the passage towards the right is visited for about 50 m, then the passage to the left for about 150 m. The longer side ends at an underground lake, about 200m² and 17 m below the entrance. After reaching the end of each side, the visitor has to walk back to the entrance. The cave shows numerous speloethems, is well developed and well lighted.

Dim Cave is known for a long time, the entrance was used as shelter by hunters and shepherds. But the part which is the show cave today was first explored by speleologists in 1986. The cave was formed in Permian marble, along a NW-SE running fault zone.