Manavgat stream, which descends from the Toros mountains, forms this waterfall as it advances towards the sea after passing through Oyma-pinar dam. This waterfall has a quite high flow rate and it presents a place of rare beauty for the lovers of the nature. With its very green environment in summer and winter, the waterfall lets the visitors have a very nice rest and picnic, enjoy the boat tours and use boats on the river. To reach Manavgat waterfall, one advances 4 km. along a road separating from Antalya-Manavgat highway before Manavgat.
The oldest name of the river and the town established near this river is “Manauwa” in Luwi language. Today this name is being used with a slight change of pronunciation. Its name in Hellen-Roman period was “Melas”.