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7 sights and activities 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!

Citadel

Citadel

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.

Pamukkale

Pamukkale

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.

Damlatas Cave

Damlatas Cave

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.

Green Canyon Boat Trip

Green Canyon Boat Trip

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.

Hammam

Hammam

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?

Water Planet Aqua Park

Water Planet Aqua Park

Fun for all the family awaits at Water Planet, which offers giant slides, inflatable canoes, and even bungee jumping!

Red Tower

Red Tower

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!

Planning Your Alanya Visit

Damlatas Cave opening hours

Between 6:00AM and 10:00AM, Damlatas Cave is open only for those seeking to soothe their asthma.

Cover up

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.

Market scams

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.

Turkish treats

Try some tasty local food, such as baklava (a sweet pastry) and lahmacun (Turkish pizza).

Good to know

  • Language
    Turkish
  • Currency
    Turkish Lira (₺)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
    +90
  • Best time to visit
    As 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

Amazing day. Thank you I loved every minute of this. The guides work so hard to ensure everyone feels safe and has a great time. Probably the best excersion I have ever done. It was exciting and fun. The area is beautiful, so lots to see if you like nature. Recommendation - buy a waterproof phone cover to put round your neck. So you can take some photos. Don't be put off if you're traveling Alone. I did this on my own and connected up with some great people. All of which I'm still in contact with.

Not quite as advertised but still great value for money! It took a long time (over an hour) to pick up all the passengers but we then headed to the pirate ship for a cruise down the river. We stopped to spend some time on a deserted beach then back to the moore for lunch (chicken, rice and salad). Next stop was the bazaar for shopping and then short stop at the small waterfall which was nice but unimpressive. Would recommend.

Manavgat Full-Day River Cruise and Grand Bazaar Reviewed by Lyndsay, 10/02/2020

Quite a drive but it was worth it. Canyon is stunning and the guides were hilarious ... made the experience that much better. The canyoning was fun and the rafting was a good laugh too. I enjoyed lunch ... I struggle as I am a vegan but there was plenty of salad, rice, pasta etc Book it up and have an adventure day :) We also went on a jeep for a bit which I didn’t expect ! Nice touch !

A refreshing trip, an explosion of venturous and positive feelings. The feel of the sudden cold water will make you feel amazing afterwards. The guides are fun and can entertain any type of groups, be it ones who want to experience rafting in a calm manner, or groups who're up to organize water fights with other boats.

I highly recommend this tour for people who would like a bit extreme. It was a great time with nice people from different countries. We went with jeeps, driving in mountains was amazing and a bit scary. Water fights between the jeeps was fun and very wet after. Swimming in ice cold water also was brilliant.

Sapadere Canyon in Turkey Reviewed by janberga, 10/16/2020