Cave of Zeus Kusadasi
At the entrance is a wish tree that people tie pieces of material and ribbons to in the belief that their wishes will be granted.
Inside there is sparkling clear deep water that forms a unique pool in which you can swim and tastes like carbonated mineral water as spring water from the mountains mixes with the salty sea water. Ironically it is freezing cold in the summer and warm in the winter and is popular with the local teenagers and tourists.
This is the last stop on the jeep safaris that go through Dilek National Park and as explained by the mayor of Güzelçamlı “According to legend, when Zeus provoked and annoyed his brother Poseidon (the God of the Sea), he would hide safely in the calm waters of the cave while Poseidon during his wrath and anger would make the seas storm and rise”. When the sea is rough and not good for swimming the people come here instead of the beach and are reminded of this legend.
The cave is easily reached by the dolmus minibus and if you are in the National Park it is well worth a visit.
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