Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall, Duden Waterfalls are a group of waterfalls in the province of Antalya, Turkey. The waterfall, formed by the Düden River (one of the major rivers in southern Anatolia), is located 12 km north-east of Antalya; which ends, where the limpid waters of the Lower Düden Falls drop off a rocky cliff directly into the Mediterranean Sea in a dazzling show.
Lower Düden waterfall (named also: Karpuzkaldıran waterfall)
This waterfall is the highest as it is approx. 30 meters high and the water gushes down onto the massive rocks with great force.This waterfall is located in Antalya, near Lara, and can be reached with the old coast street as well.
There are many water resources in Antalya region starting in the high peaks of Taurus Mountains, traveling underground or over the land for many kilometers and finding their ways to the Mediterranean in the end. During this voyage, the billions of water drops come together to form the most beautiful waterfalls showing the strength of nature once again. To name some of these waterfalls are the Duden Falls 15 km. north of Antalya, the Kursunlu Falls 18 km. along the Antalya-Alanya highway and that of Manavgat 3 km. north of Antalya. Last but not least is this Karpuzkaldiran Waterfall at the very hearth of the city in Karpuzkaldiran-Lara district just completing the grand journey to reach the great sea. During the hot days of Antalya, it is very refreshing and exciting to visit these waterfalls.
Just a note: The local name “Karpuzkaldiran” means “lifting the watermelon” in Turkish.