Many tourists and travelers call Alanya a “Turkish Riviera”. This beautiful resort city, located on the Mediterranean coast, every year as a magnet attracts the attention of those who miss the sea during the winter. The city is widely known for its snow-white sandy beaches, clear transparent sea, chic hotels and unique nature. In addition to a standard beach holiday, Alanya also offers its guests a wide excursion program.
The history of the city and its environs stores quite a few interesting places where you can go with a guide or on your own. And of course, another reason why tourists love Alanya so much is the wide opportunities for outdoor activities. Here everyone can find entertainment to his or her taste and the size of the budget. Here you can parachute if you like extreme sports, go on a cruise on a ship, go scuba diving, or if you come with children, go to a water park or dolphinarium. Well, are you intrigued? Then read more in our Alanya Tourist Guide.
Alanya How to Get There?
Alanya nearest airport located in city of Gazipasa, 40 km from Alanya. It serves international flights, but there are few of them. Therefore, most tourists prefer to get here with transfers in Istanbul or Ankara. From the airport to the city, you can get on the Havas shuttles or take a taxi.
There is also a way to get to Alanya from Antalya Airport. However, it is located much further, which means you will have to get to the resort longer (at least 1.5 hours).
Alanya What to See?
The main reason why people come to the resort is of course beaches and the sea. Alanya beaches are considered perhaps the best in Turkey. They are large and clean; there are always lifeguards and infrastructure on the beaches: changing rooms, toilets, showers, sun loungers and umbrellas, bars and cafes. The most beautiful and popular beach in the city is Cleopatra Beach. It is said that the Egyptian queen herself swam here when visiting these places. True or not, we can only guess.
The caves and grottoes are also famous throughout Turkey. The most famous cave is Damlatas. There are sea caves in the city, which can be reached by boat only. Once, pirate gangs hid themselves here and hid their treasures.
Entertainment and sights of Alanya also attract a lot of attention from travelers and tourists. Among the most famous are the Kizil Kale Tower, the Byzantine fortress of Ic Kale, mosques, museums, Aspendos Ancient City. It is also worth noting that the city has entertainment for children. The most interesting are the SeAlanya Dolphinarium and the largest water park on the Mediterranean Sea “Water Planet”.