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About Green Canyon in Antalya | Scenic Boat Tours, Birdwatching, & Picnics by the Lake

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Green Canyon in Antalya | A Must-Visit for Nature Enthusiasts

Located on the southwestern coast of Turkey, the Green Canyon boasts lush vegetation and crystal-clear waters. You can book a guided boat tour that allows you to fully appreciate the stunning landscape. In addition to the boat tour, you can also swim, snorkel, and sunbathe in the lake. It's not just a popular tourist spot but also an essential component of the local ecosystem. The Canyon waters, carved by the Oymapinar Dam, provide a refreshing escape from the Turkish heat.

Getting to the Green Canyon

Getting to the Green Canyon

Address: Y. Hisar, Hastane Cd. No: 11/3, 07600 Manavgat, Antalya, Turkey

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  • Hotel Pickups: If you opt for Green Canyon Antalya guided boat tours, you need not worry about the transport, for they will take care of the logistics to make sure that you have a worry-free experience.
  • By Bus: If you want to use public transport to reach the Green Canyon, board the minibus from the Antalya Intercity bus terminal and reach Manavgat. 
  • By Car: The distance between the Antalya Airport and the Green Canyon is 86.4 km. It takes around 1 hour 22 minutes by car to reach the Green Canyon.

What to Do at the Green Canyon?

Take leisurely boat tours at the Green Canyon

Take leisurely boat tours

Cruise along the emerald expanse and take in the stunning beauty of the Green Canyon with your guided boat tours.

Encounter local wildlife at the Green Canyon

Encounter local wildlife

The Green Canyon is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife, which includes a variety of birds.

Take scenic hikes at the Green Canyon

Take scenic hikes

Embark on scenic hikes along well-marked trails, offering panoramic views of the canyon and connect with nature.

Go fishing in the Turkish Riviera in the Green Canyon

Go fishing in the Turkish Riviera

Cast your line into the Green Canyon’s depths and enjoy a peaceful day of fishing. You can try to catch some of the area's diverse aquatic species.

Enjoy picnicking with your loved ones at the Green Canyon

Enjoy picnicking with your loved ones

Relax at designated picnic spots along the shoreline, where you can savor a delicious meal amidst the serene backdrop of pine forests and rugged cliffs.

Photograph the beauty of Green Canyon

Photograph the beautiful landscapes

The Green Canyon is also a paradise for photographers seeking stunning shots of nature's wonders. Bring your camera and capture the vibrant greenery. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Green Canyon in Antalya

What is the Green Canyon in Antalya?

Green Canyon in Antalya is a breathtaking reservoir created by the Oymapinar Dam. It is known for its emerald-green waters and is surrounded by lush pine forests and dramatic cliffs, offering a stunning natural escape.

Why is the Green Canyon famous?

The Green Canyon is famous for its awe-inspiring natural beauty, offering visitors the chance to enjoy boat tours, fishing, picnicking, and hiking in a serene and picturesque setting.

What can I do at the Green Canyon?

You can enjoy boat tours, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and birdwatching in the stunning landscapes of the Green Canyon.

Where is the Green Canyon located in Antalya?

Green Canyon is located near the town of Manavgat, about 90 kilometers northeast of Antalya city in Turkey.

How can I get to the Green Canyon in Antalya via public transport?

You can reach the Green Canyon by taking a bus or dolmus (shared minibus) from Antalya to Manavgat. From there, you can hire a taxi or book a guided tour to reach the Green Canyon.

When is the best time to visit the Green Canyon?

The best time to visit the Green Canyon is during the spring and autumn months, from April to October and September to early October, when the weather is pleasant, and the natural surroundings are at their most vibrant.

What is there to see and do at the Green Canyon?

At the Green Canyon, you can enjoy boat tours on the reservoir, engage in fishing, have a picnic amidst the scenic beauty, hike along trails, observe wildlife, and capture stunning photographs of the landscape.

Are there dining options at the Green Canyon?

While there may not be restaurants within the canyon itself, the Green Canyon guided tours offer open buffet meals as part of their packages. 

Is photography allowed at the Green Canyon?

Yes, you can click pictures at the Green Canyon. The surrounding mountains and the lake are gorgeous and provide stunning views to capture. 

What other attractions are near the Green Canyon?

Near the Green Canyon, you can explore the Manavgat Waterfall, take a boat trip along the Manavgat River, or visit the ancient city of Side, known for its archaeological sites and beaches.