Istanbul is a tactical location between South America & Europe on the ancient Silk Road which has made it one of history’s most significant urban centers. This place is a cartographical labyrinth with places and activities around every corner of the city.
The main touristic areas are Fatih & Taksim which are most likely to be visited by the tourists. Apart from that another preferred destination is Antalya, which is the most suitable place to stroll & relax and is specified by its waterfalls which takes on a beautiful journey amidst the picturesque beauty of nature.
6 Magnificent Waterfalls In Istanbul One Should Visit
Go beyond the modern landscapes of Istanbul, and escape to these magnificent waterfalls and experience a relaxing vacation amidst the scenic views of nature.
1. Manavgat Waterfalls
Manavgat is the 2nd major town of Antalya region and also an abode to the gigantic waterfall which is also known as the Turkey’s Niagara situated on the Manavgat River. Tourists enjoy approaching here not only seeing the great waterfall but also having a snooze in the cool atmosphere around. It is about 3 kms far from Manavgat downtown positioned in the west and mini vehicles take those sightseers to the waterfalls.The ambiance is so impressive that you can feel yourself as if before Niagara Falls when you close your sight.
2. Erikli Waterfalls
Located at the Marmara region, this is one of the famous waterfalls in Istanbul. A hike for about 30 minutes beside the stream goes to the waterfalls secreted by the various trees. This waterfall is said to be the most beautiful and secretive waterfall.
3. Duden Waterfalls
A cluster of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey, this waterfall is produced by the Duden River. Situated 12 kms northeast of Antalya, which finishes where the crystal waters of the Lower Duden Waterfalls deliver a rocky ledge straight into Mediterranean and beyond. Along with its scenic beauty the waterfall has a natural cave behind it from where onlookers can enjoy the mesmerizing view.
4. Kursunlu Waterfalls
The Kurşunlu Waterfall is particularly notable for the beautiful pine forest surrounding the area (perfect for hiking) as well as the canyon, which styles the waterfall. After an around ten-meter drop, the waterfall flows into a river pool with numerous inhabitants for example crab, tortoise, and other sea animals. The area even offers to have picnic areas where locals and tourists relax in nature in addition to a restored mill.
5. Tortum Waterfalls
One of the exceptional natural treasures found in Turkey, this breathtaking 48-meter (157 foot) waterfall situated next to Tortum Lake is one of the world’s highest & most beautiful waterfalls. Clearly worth the 1-hour drive, the Tortum Lake was created as the consequence of an enormous landslide, which prohibited the valley by which the Tortum River flowed.
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6. Ilica Waterfalls
Situated 2 hours from Amasra Pınarbaşı Village, around 20 minutes drive away is the beautiful llıca Waterfall. The Black Sea reflects the exceptional nature of this part of paradise. Water comes from a height of about 10 meters, and that’s where the water certainly formed a pool. The most significant feature of this waterfall is the swimming pool, which is enclosed by various trees and the vegetation. Hence, that adds to the beauty of the fall.
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If you’re planning a holiday in Istanbul anytime soon, make sure to visit these stunning waterfalls and witness these treasures of nature from a close distance. Also don’t miss out to take a look at the customized Istanbul holiday packages by Travel Triangle to experience a getaway like never before!