Keloğlan Mağarası

Keloğlan Cave - Dodurgalar Cave

Useful Information

Location: 6km from Bademli, inside Mount Mali. Denizli Province, Antalya Denizli Highway D585 (E67), between Acipayam and Kumafsari turn off towards Bademli. After 1.7km turn left onto road along irrigation canal, after 2.5km turn left again onto steep road to the cave.
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: electric.
Dimension: A=1,110m asl.
Guided tours: L=145m.
Photography: Not allowed
Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible, many stairs
Address: Tel: +90-, Fax: +90-
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1990 cave explored by the Maden Tetkik Arama (MTA) and development as a show cave .
2003 3km long road to the cave built, cave developed, opened to the public.
2005 cave featured by a local private TV station, number of visitors increases.


We actually do not know if this cave is just a fake or not. First there is no official homepage, the Wikipedia page is marked with a note that it does not comply to the Wikipedia standards. And finally google translates the name Keloğlan Mağarası with Stupid Cave. The number of pictures and even YouTube videos is overwhelming, so we decided to believe this cave really exists.

Keloğlan Mağarası is located inside a limestone mountain ridge named Mt. Mali or Mt. Mally. This limestone is intensively karstified and contains numerous caves. Many of them were known to local sheperds, which used the mountain to graze their animals. The cave was first explored by the Maden Tetkik Arama (MTA), the government agency for mineral research and exploration. It was then decided to develop this cave as a show cave.

The Kelogan Cave is rich in speleothems. The fossil passage which was developed is rather dry. The lower part of the cave has a cave river which feeds a spring below the cave entrance.