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Alanya – everything you need to know about this stunning destination

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Alanya – everything you need to know about this stunning destination

Alanya is a stunning destination in the Turkish Province of Antalya, that offers a perfect mix of ancient history and modern amenities – from incredible beaches to jagged cliffs and from Phoenician fortresses to underground cities it offers one of the greatest possible holiday experiences. This guide will help you decide exactly what this area has to offer and how to best experience it. Read on and let’s get started.

Why Visit Alanya?

Alanya is located on the Mediterranean coast and has a long, rich history of international cultures, which makes it a great place to visit. It is also known for its stunning natural landscapes, archaeological sites, and cultural attractions. The area boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Turkey, which are often described as “out of a postcard’.The area caters to the needs of everyone from families with small children who will love the gorgeous beaches, couples seeking romantic getaways, and older people looking for a more relaxed atmosphere. In addition, there are numerous activities for groups, such as mountain biking, free climbing and ATV tours, which are all perfect for getting active during your visit. The combination of fascinating historical sights, tantalizing cuisine and wonderful beaches means Alanya is the ideal destination for an amazing holiday.

When to Visit Alanya

Alanya is blessed with an amazing climate year round, although it should be noted that the peak seasons can be crowded. The winter months are relatively mild and offer excellent opportunities for hiking or simply relaxing. Summer is the season with the best weather, although it can be crowded in July and August due to tourists coming in from all over the world.


The accommodation options in Alanya range from luxury hotels & resorts to budget friendly hostels, so you should have no problem finding something that fits your budget and needs. Luxury resorts with private pools and beautiful beach views are particularly popular and there are several to choose from. For those on a tighter budget there are plenty of hostels and smaller hotels offering comfortable and affordable rooms, although it is worth noting that prices may be higher during peak season.


Alanya is an excellent place to explore and there are many tourist attractions and activities worth checking out. Here’s a list of some of our favorites: Beaches: Alanya has some of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, with stunning blue waters and white sand. The beaches offer lots of activities like water skiing, scuba diving, parasailing and more. Phoenician Wall: The city of Alanya is protected by a huge castle built by Alexander the Great. There’s a great view from the castle walls over the sea and the city. It’s a great spot for taking stunning photos. Historic Sites: Alanya has many ancient sites worth exploring such as its ancient port, Hadrian’s Gate, and the Red Tower, an Ottoman fort. Safari Tours: Experience the sights and sounds of Alanya in a jeep with a safari tour. You can choose from different tour companies that offer set routes with lots of stops along the way for sightseeing. Museums: There are several interesting museums in Alanya such as Ataturk House Museum, Damlatas Cave museum, Alanya Archaeological Museum and others. Alanya Harbour: Located in the heart of the city, this is a great spot to spend an afternoon by watching boats come in or just grabbing a bite to eat at one of many seafood restaurants.

Shopping in Alanya

Shopping is one of the best things to do in Alanya, with lots of souvenir shops, malls, local markets and designer stores to check out. You can find lots of traditional souvenirs such as carpets and pottery as well as items like jewelry and leather goods. There are also plenty of malls in the area with high-street brands like H&M and Zara for those looking for more modern options. There’s even an outdoor mall with a selection of restaurants offering a range of international cuisines.

Cuisine & Nightlife

One of the highlights of visiting Alanya is undoubtedly its cuisine – there are plenty of traditional restaurants offering local delicacies such as kebab, mezes, dolma and pilav made with fresh ingredients. However there are also plenty of international restaurants serving dishes like takeaway pizza or sushi. The nightlife in Alanya is vibrant too – expect lots of bars and lounges playing live music until late at night as well as traditional Turkish eateries offering Alanya-style entertainment such as belly dancing or fire shows. Not to mention that the city offers its own unique nightlife scene with hotspots like Mavi Beach Bar or Güneş Bar offering pool parties with DJs and live bands playing throughout the summer months.

Getting to & Around Alanya

The easiest way to get to Alanya is by flying into Antalya International Airport which is about 135km away from the city. From there you can either take a shuttle bus or rent a car depending on your budget and group size. There is public transport available across the city and surrounding area including buses, dolmus (minibus) as well as taxis available at fixed prices. You can also rent a bike or motorcycle allowing you to explore further outside of the city at your own pace.


Alanya is an incredible destination known for its gorgeous beaches, archaeological sites and vibrant culture – perfect for those looking for an unforgettable holiday filled with adventure and relaxation. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach or explore ancient ruins, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful area of Turkey. So why not take a closer look at what Alanya has to offer? You won’t regret it! For more information about booking a trip to Alanya check out Turkey Tours Hotels Holidays Travel TurkeyApts website which offers information about hotels and tours in the region.

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Alanya – everything you need to know about this stunning destination

Experience Adventure Like Never Before: Book Your Tour Today!