Kursunlu Waterfalls, Antalya
The streams and rivers in the Antalya region eventually find their way into the Mediterranean and cascade down the slopes of the Taurus mountain range, sometimes overland sometimes underground before reaching their destination. result in lovely waterfalls, of which there are more than twenty.The loveliest of these are the Duden Falls, 15 km. north of Antalya, the Kursunlu Falls 18 km. along the Antalya-Alanya highway and those of Manavgat 3 km. north of the town of Side.
April 2009 we visited the Kursunlu Falls - pictured below.
The city of Antalya is on a plateau which has about 40 meter high rocky walls towards the Sea. A few small rivers passing Antalya fall directly into the Sea. In most areas of Turkey waterfalls are very rare so this is quite an attraction for many locals and tourists.
Nice waterfalls, but we were unlucky to be there when cotton fields were irrigated( beginning October) , so I must admit we were a little disappointed ( as the falls were almost dry ).
At the Upper Düden Waterfalls,14 km northeast of Antalya,you can walk behind the rushing cascade for a thrilling experience.On the way to Lara Beach,the Lower Düden Waterfalls plunge straight into the sea.The nearby rest area offers an excellent view of the falls and view is even more spectacular from the sea Kursunlu Waterfalls and Nilüfer Lake,both 18 km from Antalya,are two more places of superb natural beauty.
Antalya is build on rocks that are 40 meter above sealevel... And the city is staying just above this edge... The nature of the city allows many waterfalls inside the city and surrounding areas.. So just spare time to visit the waterfalls..
The most famous ones are Kursunlu waterfall and Duden waterfall..
Kursunlu Waterfalls is a National Park, situated on the slope of the Taurus Mountains , with its rich flora combination to the waterfalls.
Situated in a park (where all the locals go to on sundays !!)
But anyway, very nice to see and to enjoy.