Kursunlu Waterfalls (Kursunlu Selalesi)
While here, take a dip in the cascades and meander through the beautiful park along rustic shaded trails. Most full-day and multi-day tours include these delightful falls as a refreshing break from visiting sun-kissed archaeological sites such as the Roman ruins of Perge, the Greco-Roman ruins of Side, and the Aspendos Theater in Serik.
Many tours include a relaxing three-course lunch at the edge of the nearby Eurymedon river. If you are looking for an even more active nature adventure, go off-road on a quad safari, investigating otherwise hidden spots and panoramas.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Suitable for nature lovers of all ages.
- A pricey cafe is by the entrance, though it’s recommended to bring a snack and enjoy it by the falls or along the river.
- Remember swimwear, sun protection, and water.
- The stone pathway to the falls can get rocky, so bring appropriate footwear.
- Most tours that include a trip to the waterfalls are wheelchair-accessible, however the falls are not.
How to Get There
Kursunlu Falls are about 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Antalya along the Antalya-Alanya highway. Expect about 20 minutes on the road. It is best to drive or take a taxi since the bus route has at least two connections and is time consuming. Free parking is available on-site.
When to Get There
The falls are considerably smaller during the hot summer months (July through August). Come in the fall when they are at their most grand, the weather is still warm, and the crowds have left, or in the spring (especially May) when the flowers are in bloom. To beat the crowds, come in the early morning or late afternoon.
The Ruins of Perge
South of the falls, just past Antalya, is Perge—one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Dating to the Bronze Age, the city was settled by the Hittites circa 1500 BC, but it wasn’t until the Romans came that the metropolis evolved into the most beautiful in the ancient world. Excavations have uncovered a spectacular theater, a sprawling 12,000-capacity stadium, an agora, an important fountain dedicated to nymphs, and more.
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