Bartin Caves


The Gurcuoluk cave in Çakraz and the Sipahiler cave in Kayadibi exhibits wonderful spectacles with the formations of stalactites, stalagmites, travertine and bulb. Gürcüoluk Cave Location: Bartın, Amasra District The cave is located at the Ovacık quarter of Karakaçak village of Amasra district 32 km. away from Bartın. Following the road turning to south at Çakraz-Bozköy road, a walk of 3 – 4 km inside the forest and on a track is necessary after passing the Konuklar quarter of Karakaçak village. Properties: Gürcüoluk Cave is composed of approximately 15 – 20 chambers surrounding an inclined middle chamber having dimensions of 2 – 3 meters height, 3 – 4 meters width ve 4 – 5 meters length after a main entrance in the shape of a triangle. The first chamber is approximately at the size of 6 x 7 meters and is a colorful world of stalagmite and stalactite. The various sized chambers at east, north and northeast are also adorned with stalagmite and stalactites. Passing to another chamber at the upper level from these chambers is possible, and from another chamber reaching to the ground level via a passage in which only a human can fit is also possible. The temperature inside the cave is relatively cold and as the amount of carbon dioxide is high, respiratory problems could be encountered. This property of the cave makes it one of the possible caves for curing asthma.

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