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Koprulu Canyon National Park

Discover Antalya, home of Koprulu Canyon


Turkey's Paradise, Koprulu Canyon

Koprulu Canyon National Park is a paradise of the world, the country's most popular rafting area. The national park is perfect for hiking, or to explore the ancient ruins, or just to enjoy the dramatic Mediterranean scenery.

Koprulu Canyon National Park

Koprulu Canyon National Park, declared in 1973 as a national park, covers of 35.719 hectares. The park is in the mountains 49 km northeast of Antalya. Koprulu Kanyon National Park is in the Manavgat district of the Antalya province. The road along the coast from Antalya to Manavgat then passes through Beskonak.

Koprulu Canyon National Park is at the middle of many natural beauties in a fertile valley. Koprulu Canyon continues for 14 km along with the Koprucay River, reaching a maximum height of 400 m.

Selge Antique City and Bozburun Mountain are located within the limits of national park. Koprulu Canyon National Park has a rich flora including red pine, black pine, cedar, fir, oak varieties and wild olives. The national park also hosts the largest cypress forest of Asia minor.

National Park Profile

  • Rafting on Koprucay River
  • Nature photography
  • Visiting archaeological sites
  • Geological formations
  • Going rafting beneath the historic Roman bridges
  • Abundance of wildlife, natural plant communities
  • Hiking and camping

Koprucay River and Bridges

Oluk Bridge on Koprucay River and Bugrum Bridge on Kocadere Stream are noteworthy samples of Roman engineering.

Oluk Bridge was built 27 m above the canyon by using stone blocks and overlapping technique. The bridge dates back to the 2nd century AD.

Oluk Bridge or Beskonak town is where the raftsmen get in the river for rafting on Koprucay River. Village kind guest houses are available in the area.

Koprulu Canyon National Park, Turkey

Koprucay River, Manavgat, Antalya