With its breathtaking coastline, magical and impressive natural caves and the tranquil serenity of its historical Castle, Alanya is one of the most exciting destinations in Turkey right now. It welcomes travelers from across the world.
Alanya is only 125 km away (2 hours drive) from Antalya international airport. Being one of the unique touristic destinations in Turkey and with so much to see Alanya really deserves a closer look.
Alanya Castle: This Seljuk-Era Castle dates back to 1221. With a magnifique view across the city, the Castle has the inner fortress (İç Kale) right at the top of it. It takes one-hour walk from the downtown. Cabs and minibuses are also available.
Dripstone (Damlataş) Cave: The Cave takes explorers and travelers into an impressive world. Dripstone Cave has high levels of humidity and carbondioxide and believed to cure the asthma disease if the air inside is inhaled regularly.
Cleopatra’s Beach: Cleopatra’s Beach is the best beach of the region with its beautiful sand and vibrant scenery. Although the accommodation choices are exciting and varied in Alanya, for those looking for a refreshing experience, a stay in one of the hotels nearby the beach is a must.
Get a hint of adrenaline by paragliding. Accompanied by a professional pilot, fly over the spectacular views of Alanya: Cleopatra’s Beach, Alanya Castle, etc. No experience is required for this exceptional 20 – 25 minute sky journey.
Explore Sapadere Canyon: Fresh air, numerous waterfalls, different species of birds… The walkway to the Canyon is good for trekking.
Enjoy local food. Not only is Alanya a densely populated tourist destination, it’s also one of the unique towns of the Mediterranean with its exceptional local cuisine. Highly dominated by vegetables, the cuisine is vegan-friendly. For those looking for popular Turkish food, the pre-dinner snack Lahmacun could make a delicious choice.
Boat along Alanya’s beautiful coastline: Boat tours are a very popular way of exploring the town’s natural beauties; such as caves, dolphins and sea turtles.
Discover the famous nightlife in the town. Robin Hood, Summer Garden, James Dean are among the biggest and best known places to party.
Pay a visit to Side, Aspendos and Manavgat Waterfalls. Alanya is a perfect jumping-off point for adventures. On a full-day trip, discover the well-preserved Aspendos amphitheater built in 155, see the ancient city of Side and enjoy Manavgat Waterfalls.