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  • canyons Black Sea


    Valla Canyon

    One of the deepest and longest canyons in the world, Valla Canyon is located in Pınarbaşı district of the city of Kastamonu, just south of the Black Sea coastline.

    The canyon starts near the village of Muratbaşı, 26 kilometers north of the district of Pınarbaşı. The canyon stretches approximately 10 kilometers northward, and has cliffs varying between 800 and 1,200 meters in height.

    These incredible features draw in photography, rafting, and trekking enthusiasts from across the globe. Valla Canyon also boasts numerous trails for those interested in extreme mountaineering. It should be noted that the canyon can be a bit dangerous. You will need a permission for outdoor activities and it is best to visit with a guide; however, you can also explore the canyon on your own.

    After you have made the most of your Valla Canyon adventure, make sure to explore Kastamonu, one of the most beautiful cities in the Black Sea region.  

    Karacehennem (Ersizlerdere) Canyon

    Karacehennem Canyon is located on the Küre Mountains in the district of Küre of Kastamonu province. It’s 550 km from İstanbul and 300 km from Ankara.

    The Küre Mountains stretch for 250 km in parallel to the Black Sea. The Küre Mountains National Park, located above the mountains, has the appearance of a karstic plateau.

    The canyon consists of two sections: one is called “Ersizlerdere Canyon” with a length of  2.5 kilometers long, and the other is the Karacehennem Strait with a length of 3.5 kilometers. The region has waterfalls, ponds, and fresh water supply. Wild boars, bears, rabbits, and numerous bird species live in the region.

    It should be noted that there are no accommodation facilities in the canyon.

    Cehennem Deresi Canyon

    Cehennem Deresi Canyon (lit. Hell Creek Canyon) is situated near Artvin and lies within the district of Ardanuç. The canyon is world famous with a height of up to 500 meters, a width of 70 meters, and a depth of 6 meters.

    Prepare yourself for a challenge, as there are narrow roads and stony, steep paths ahead! There are plenty of places to explore, starting with the highlands of Artvin. To get to the canyon, you need to follow steep and narrow paths.

    Şahinkaya Canyon

    Located on the Kızılırmak River in the district of Vezirköprü of Samsun, the Şahinkaya Canyon is the second-longest canyon of Türkiye. Its turquoise waters and steep walls fascinate visitors.

    The canyon was declared a natural park in 2015 and offers a variety of outdoor sports activities. The canyon, which sits on dam lake, is 2.5 km long and the depth of the rocks is approximately 400 meters.

    There are boat tours available which take about an hour and start from two different points.

    The canyon and its surroundings are suitable for camping, trekking, and hiking, photography, and amateur angling.


    Other Canyons in the Black Sea Region

    Akçasu Canyon
    Aydos Canyon
    Bin Mağaralı Canyon
    Bulak Canyon
    Çatak Canyon
    Demirkapı Canyon
    Derinöz Canyon
    Düzce Canyon
    Elmaçukur Canyon
    Hacıveli Canyon
    İncekaya Canyon
    İncesu Canyon
    Kayalıdere Canyon
    Kirpe Canyon
    Konarı Canyon
    Küpkaya Canyon
    Malyas Canyon
    Sakaralan Canyon
    Şehriban Canyon
    Şeker Canyon
    Sırçalı Canyon
    Tokatlı Canyon
    Ulukaya Canyon