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Zeytintaşı Cave (Turkish: Zeytintaşı Mağarası) is a show cave in Antalya Province, southwestern Turkey. It is a registered natural monument of the country.

The cave is located at Akbaş village in Serik district of Antalya Province. It is at an elevation of 225m (738ft) above main sea level on the slope of a hill. Its distance to Serik town is 16km (9.9mi) and to Antalya city is 54 km (34mi). Tourist attraction Aspendos is 10 km (6.2mi) far from the cave.

The cave is enclosed in impermeable limestone formation of Jurassic-Cretaceous period. It was formed on a distinct fault line in northwest-southeast direction. The cave has two interconnected levels with a depth of 14m (46ft). The lower gallery is 97m (318ft) long and the upper gallery is 136m (446ft) long. It features still active stalactites, stalagmites and columns. as well as soda straws of 3cm (1.2in) thickness and 70cm (28in) length. There are pools between columns.

The cave was discovered by the Turkish Highway Administration during preliminary works for road construction in 1997. The upper gallery was opened to public visit as a show cave in 2002. The soda straws inside the cave make it a rare example. Zeytintaşı Cave with its surrounding area of 45.895ha (113.41 acres) was registered a natural monument on June 27, 2013.

Source(except map and map visuals): wikipedia.org

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