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Zeus Cave

 

Where is Zeus Cave? How to go to Zeus Cave? What is the history of Zeus Cave? What are the entrance fees for the Zeus Cave? You can find the answer to all these questions in this article and discover the Zeus Cave with us. Pleasant readings..

Located at the entrance of Dilek Peninsula National Park in Aydın’s Kuşadası district, the Zeus cave is like a corner from heaven. If you are on your way to Kuşadası, you should definitely go here.

There is a sign at the entrance of the National Park and when it comes to the cave, people do not get much attention. However, the people who go are amazed when they see the magnificent beauty created by nature. After entering the national park, you can reach the cave with a small walk. To reach the cave, it is necessary to pass some bumpy roads. In order to reach the cave in the last section, you should be careful while passing on a relatively slippery ground.

Legends of Zeus Cave

As the name suggests, Zeus Cave has many mythological stories. The first of these; It runs between Zeus, known as the god of heaven, and his brother Poseidon, the god of the seas. Every time Zeus angered his brother, the seas were turned upside down, coming to this cave and resting. Güzelçamlı people swim here on days when the weather is closed and the sea is undulating.

Another story; While the meetings of the Ancient Panionion League were held, the wives of kings were queens and they spent time swimming in this cave. They say that if they enter the cave carefully, they see a clear reflection of Zeus’ face in the water. The mythological atmosphere and deep influence in the cave succeed to absorb the visitors.

The cave, which has a depth of approximately 10-15 meters, has a water temperature of 5 degrees in four seasons. The cave, which is cool in summer, is warm in winter. It is said that the water in the cave has a beautifying effect especially on the skin of women. After the mud, which can be removed by immersing in water at a depth of at least 4 meters, is applied to the skin, it is expected to dry completely and then the water is cleaned with the water in the cave. According to this view, the reason why queens, who are among mythological stories, come to this region and swim can be explained.

How To Get To Zeus Cave?

To go to Zeus Cave, which is 27 kilometers from the center of Kuşadası, 68 kilometers from Aydın, 130 kilometers from İzmir, 655 kilometers from Ankara and 600 kilometers from Istanbul, you must first reach Kuşadası. After this, you can easily reach the Güzelçamlı Dilek Peninsula National Park signs. Zeus Cave is 100 meters behind to the left of Dilek Peninsula before arriving at the entrance of the Büyük Menderes Delta National Park. The cave with a sign on the main road is 200 meters from the road. The entrance of the cave has a slippery stone path of about 20 meters.

If you do not have a car, you can reach Güzelçamlı-National Park minibuses departing from the center of Kuşadası.

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