SAKLIKENT CANYON (GORGE):
High in the mountains above Fethiye rushing torrents cut a narrow gorge / canyon through the mountains, creating Saklıkent Gorge. A cool refuge on hot summer days, Saklıkent Gorge is a favourite picnic spot with rustic restaurants serving delectable fresh trout. It is 50 km away from province center and within the territories of Kayadibi Village. It is a natural miracle secreted within 18 km long, and its height reaches 600 m from place to place, unique canyon. It is an unique tourism center, so wing mountaineering, trekking, swimming possibilities for people fond of nature with steep rocky mountains, plane trees and clearly flowing ebullient springs.
If taking photographs is among your hobbies, you can snap extraordinary sights of unspoiled, natural beauty at Saklikent on the platforms erected over the water flowing in great speed inside and out of the Canyon, visitors are served trout and traditional pastries, which enrich and enhance a holiday. It is possible to reach Saklıkent by minibuses or daily tours organized by travel agencies. During a 45-minute trip, as you pass, through small villages, you can witness the authentic rural lifestyle and see the plantations of tobacco, cotton anaseed, sesame and wheat, as well as greenhouse for growing vegetables. There is a secure service bridge for entrance to the Canyon. From the very beginning, the visitors are fascinated by the spring water crashing in white foams and the heavenly greenery of the surroundings. Saklikent is a haven in the suffocating summer days, and the 3-km walk, wading in the cool water, is an ideal sport for everyone.