Located in Sillifke‘s Narlikuyu Quarter, Astım Cave is located 300 m south-west of the Cennet Çöküğü. Located in the travel routes along with the Heaven-Hell Pits, the Asthma Cave is one of the places that best reflects the geographical conditions of the region.
The cave comes with an iron staircase and consists of interconnected galleries measuring 200 m in length. Giant stalactites and stalagmites can be seen in the gallery. This wonderful structure, formed by the accumulation of silica minerals in the caverns extending to the formation of the 3rd geological period, attracts a lot of domestic and foreign visitors.
Asthma Cave is said to be good for asthmatic patients, whose humidity is 85% in summer and 95% in winter. The average temperature of the cave is 15 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
The trees and shrubs around the cave are connected to shoddy and rag fragments to appeal to the incoming sight. Due to this belief, the locals also say that the cave of asthma is called Dilek Cave.
Asthma Cave entrance fee
The entrance fee to Astım Cave, which is under the control of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s General Directorate, is 5 TL. There is an unlimited visit to Museum Card + 2 times with Museum Card throughout the year. The cave is kept open between April and October at 8.00-19.00 and November-March at 8.00-17.00 hours
How do you get to Asthma Cave?
86 km from Mersin and 23 km from Silifke, the Astım Cave is reached by going north from Mersin-Antalya highway Narlikuyu junction. In Hasanaliler Village, it is possible to reach to the cave Narlıkuyu, which is located at a distance of 300 m from the Cennet-Cehennem Çöküğü, with dolmuş.
There are numerous cafes and restaurants on the road route. These spaces are also suitable for breakfast or snacks. The cafe, where Astım Cave is located, is also a good place for tasting the specialties of Mersin and for yummy ayran.