Top attractions in Alanya
With plenty of delights both in nature and culture, no wonder Alanya is such a popular destination in Turkey. Located on the beautiful Turkish Riveria, there's many reasons this is a great place to take a vacation!
Overlooking the Mediterranean, the walls of Alanya's citadel were built by the Selcuks in the 13th century. At four miles long it completely surrounds Alanya Castle, which is pending membership as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, these gorgeous mounds of salt are a natural wonder. Used as an ancient holy site in the past, today the hot springs attract visitors from all over the world.
This cave is a great place to cool off from the heat! Its stalactites and stalagmites are 15,000 years old. It is said that the air inside the cave is good for sufferers of asthma.
The Taurus Mountains are considered holy land. Nestled within them is the Green Canyon, where you can take in the scenery by boat and dip into the silky, clear waters yourself.
If you want to relax but need to get away from the beach or poolside, why not treat yourself to a spa treatment at a traditional Turkish hammam?
Fun for all the family awaits at Water Planet, which offers giant slides, inflatable canoes, and even bungee jumping!
Known as the Kizil Kule in Turkish, the Red Tower sits on the harbor and is the symbol of Alanya. It houses the Ethnographic Museum of Alanya and there's even a brewery named after it!
Between 6:00AM and 10:00AM, Damlatas Cave is open only for those seeking to soothe their asthma.
If you are entering any places of worship, remember to dress modestly - women should bring a scarf to cover their head, just in case it is required.
Although there are a lot of markets with seemingly low prices, think carefully about how you spend your money - most vendors will be good-intentioned, but there are also those looking to scam tourists.
Try some tasty local food, such as baklava (a sweet pastry) and lahmacun (Turkish pizza).
- CurrencyTurkish Lira (₺)
- Time ZoneUTC (+03:00)
- Country Code+90
- Best time to visitAs a resort town sitting on the Mediterranean, it lives up to its reputation as the city "where the sun smiles". While the summer months (June - August) usually provide long hot days, the spring is mostly mild but still sunny and most of the rainfall occurs in the fall and winter months.
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What people are saying about Alanya
Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari with Lunch at Dimcay River was one of the best experiences during my stay in Turkey. As a part of tour the bottles with water and the group of tourist leadet by Rambo the driver and his coelegeu must be reached by all the tourists. They send as to the nomade willage, after that driving thru walley of Dimacy river and ending up the roud through the mountaim to the Panaorama restaurant where you can swim to the coldest water i have ever swim and to the out doorpol of Panaorama. It was a great day.
The guided tour was excellent because Betty and Alex were perfect tour guides. Betty has explained nearly everything and has a big knowledge about the Roman time. It was not just a tour, it was explained history. We definitely would book another tour with her. Thanks from our site for the tour.
I highly recommend. The drivers were such funny guys and in fact it is the second time, I do this tour. My only complaint is that both times we didn't have enough time to enjoy the food in the Sapadere restaurant. We could understand that the drivers wanted to come home early, cause the second time we were already back at the pick-up hotel at 3 p.m. But don't hesitate buying this tour. It's fun for both children as adults. Nice regards, Lili Denmark
I booked this tour online and was really impressed by the great customer service we were provided! We were greeted by Ali, the manager who has been in this business for 20 years and were then given the instructions on rafting. Then we were given equipment and taken for the best 2.5 hours along an unforgettable ride across the Konyalti river. Lunch followed and we were given two free photos to select from the screen! Staff was really helpful, and welcoming especially Mr Ali and Tunfan ... Price was also extremely adequate and better than all other offers that the agency gave us! I really advise it... Omar from Lubnan (Lebanon)
Booked the night before and had a phone call 5 mins later to confirm pick up point and time. Was a very fun day out for me and my girlfriend and would be a great trip for families todo too.