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Silent Witness Of The Past - Karain Cave

08-08-2011 09:19 AM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

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Tuvana Hotel

Tuvana Hotel

The Karain Cave is a fascinating place which was inhabited for 25 000 years and can amaze visitors easily with its natural beauty.

The Karain Cave located on the Mediterranean coast north of Antalya is one of the most striking spots in Turkey where cumulated the inheritance of centuries. Karain, thank to being a large complex of small caves and chambers and presumable wealth of past’s testimonies aroused archeologists’ interest quickly.
The excavations began in 1946 and have been continuing incessantly. The abundance of proofs dispels all the doubts. This is the most enormous cave which was inhabited. The advantageous environmental conditionings – area fraught with water and fair game – made it an attractive place to settle down. A confirmation of this theory can be remains of a Neanderthal child, skeletons of Homo Sapiens, remains of various types of animals from the Stone Age and different tools such as awls, burins, hand axes - found during 26 digging sessions. Some of these potsherds are exhibited in the little Karain Museum which can be entered after paying an admission charge to the amount of 5 TL.
Karain Cave situated at the foothills of The Katran Mountains, 650 metres above sea level, consists of 3 large chambers. First one from the entrance side is divided into 3 sections and is the largest and widest cave. The most distant and deepest third cavern, used as an asylum and cemetery in the past is all the more outstanding and marvelous because of being fraught with stalactites and stalagmites. For the admirers of archaeological miracles wait countless niches and Greek inscriptions on the outside of cave to be investigated.
Tuvana Hotel, which supports historic values of the region and offers tour desk information about local attractions, can be the best option to stay for adventure lovers. Located in the heart of Kaleici close to Karain Cave, as well as other historic monuments, city spots, sandy beaches and offering luxurious accommodation with top quality staff, Tuvana includes all determinants to satisfy even the most demanding guests.

Surrounded by gardens, the elegant Tuvana Hotel is situated in Antalya’s historical centre only 450 metres from Hadrian's Gate. It features an outdoor pool and spacious guestrooms with traditional Ottoman décor.

Company: Tuvana Hotel
Adress: Tuzcular mah. Karanlik sok. No:18 Kaleiçi Antalya 07100
Phone number: +90 (0)242 247 6015
Fax Number: +90 (0)242 241 1981
Contact person: Ozgur Tankut
E –mail:
Position: Marketing Manager

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