It is located near Silifke – Narlikuyu of Mersin province. Historical and touristic caves consisting of natural roads are very rich. According to estimates, it is known that thousands of years of abundance of water led to erosion of stones.
General Information on Heaven and Hell Caves
For those who will leave, the address can be reached from Mersin – Silifke and Narlıkuyu in the Mediterranean region. The distance between the two of the caves is up to 200m. It is the place where those who go can see it. Those who want to feel the adrenalin sensation, they are trying to get into the cave with special equipment. There is a wide viewing terrace to watch the cave from above.
Narlıkuyu, which is formed by natural ways, is located near Silifke. The caves, which are 7 km from Silifke 22, have been the subject of many different stories and legends.
The depth of 135m occurs in the Miocene period and is located within shallow marine limestone layers. It has come to fruition in the same way as the Inferno of Hell. Because it is on the river, the stones are eroded. It is known that the temple of Zeus is the result of going through the pit of heaven and walking down the staircase. With the ladder, he can get down to the pit.
Cave of Hell
The depth is 110m and the underground waters that make up the cave of heaven are also here. As the ceiling was worn and collapsed, the cave expanded. Since Hell has a steep slope, it is not possible to descend downhill. It is possible to get down by specialists.
How to go to Heaven and Hell?
It is reached by mountain road. On this mountain road, along the way you can fill your stomach with many restaurants and cafes, and also famous with Narlikuyu fishermen restaurants.
Narlıkuyu and Kizkalesi are the most important tourist and popular places in this area and Narlıkuyu is also famous with asthma caves, there are options from the pension to the hotel to stay here.
Where to Stay in Mersin?
The Heaven-Hell Caves are 22 km from Silifke and 7 km from Mersin Kızkalesi. The Silifke-Mersin highway is reached via the mountain which extends 2 km from the 20th km to the north. Along the way there are lots of small cafes and restaurants.
The asthma cave is entered through a café in the resting place. Here you can chill, tightening pancakes and plenty of spicy chili ayran, drinkable. Narlıkuyu is famous for its fish restaurants.
Altinorfoz Hotel is the most suitable choice for accommodation in Silifke. The Ünlüselek Hotel in Anamur was also one of the places I stayed. If you are going to stay in Mersin center, I would recommend hotel HostaPark Hotel or Sultasa Hotel.
Mersin offers different options for visitors and visitors. In the city, it is possible to travel in time, including historical, cultural values as well as classical sea-sand-sun holidays.