Discover Antalya and visit marvelous canyons
Koprulu Canyon National Park, which is a paradise of the world, is 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, which was declared in 1973 as a national park, covers of 35.719 hectares. Located in Manavgat district, the national park is in the mountains 49 km northeast of 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. The 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, which has a rich flora including red pine, black pine, cedar, fir, oak varieties and wild olives, also hosts the largest cypress forest of Asia minor.
Koprulu Canyon is located in a valley that is natural marvel and that is blessed with a dense cover of plants.
Oluk Bridge on the river of Koprucay and Bugrum Bridge on the stream of Kocadere are noteworthy samples of the 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 the village of Beskonak is where the raftsmen get in the river for rafting on Koprucay River. Village kind guest houses are available in the area.
Situated 108 km away from the northeast of city centre, Koprulu Canyon is a canyon and a national park in the province of Antalya.
The basic highlights of the national park;