It's about 2 hours of unhurried driving. But this option is available when you visit the attraction on your own. As part of the tour, the road can take about 3 hours, but believe me, the emotions will be worth the time.
The green canyon is not a natural creation, but the fruit of the work of engineers in the construction of the dam on the Manavgat River. Construction of the dam began in the late 1980s and lasted 8 years. At the time of completion of construction, the Oymapinar Dam was the third largest in Turkey, now it has moved to 5th place. But it is the largest reservoir in the country with a total area of about 500 hectares.
The lake feeds on 27 mountain springs, so there is always the purest water of turquoise color, giving green to the lake. The water temperature of the reservoir does not exceed 12 degrees, so the national park is always a light coolness, which saves tourists in the sultry summer days.
The green canyon from Kemer is a relatively new route that is just beginning to gain popularity. When all the sights in the surrounding area are explored, it's time to go to explore new ones. The road to the canyon passes on comfortable buses, and then tourists are transferred to a pleasure yacht, which roams the expanses of the gorge and stops in the most beautiful places. The vegetation here is striking in its diversity, especially the pleasant juniper smell in the air.
For fishing enthusiasts are given fishing rods and bait and you can do your favorite thing on the wharf or go out on small rafts in the middle of the lake. The green canyon from Kemer is a quiet holiday with a family on the shore of one of the most beautiful places in Turkey.