Caves of Izmir
Inkaya CaveIn the Izmir district the cave is located on the east side of Kocadağ that is west of the village of Yelki and use of a 4x4 vehicle or tractor is needed to reach the area of cave and then there is a walk of 20 minutes on a steep slope with dense shrub. The cave is 222m long and its deepest point 30m, its part horizontal and part vertical and dry.
Kurudag CaveIn the Izmir - Selcuk district at Kurudağ this cave has developed from marble of the Mesozoic Age, is dry, horizontal, 42m long, 22m at its deepest part, has a ceiling height of between 3-5m and inner temperatures are generally much cooler than outside. The cave floor inclines northward, is covered with rock blocks and travertine formations, with stalactites, stalagmites, pillars and curtains and flags of travertine on the walls and used by humans as a shelter since
prehistoric times. Various excavation work has been carried out here and although is rich in natural and archaeological values it is not yet open to tourists.
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