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"The Offbeat Ottoman Resort Town"

Alanya Tourism

Alanya is a resort town in the Turkish Riviera, located around 124 kms from Antalya. Alanya is an excellent destination for travelers who seek solitude and a hustle-free countryside trip. It is the perfect blend of medieval history and touristy spots with its turquoise beaches and ancient ruins.

Alanya Fortress, a 6 km stretch of walls, overlooks the city of Alanya and is vaguely visible from Antalya, making the perfect backdrop for this holiday town. Alanya is also famous for its adventure sports; several shops in Alanya offer experiences and lessons on paragliding, sailing, scuba diving, Jeep and Quad Bike Safaris, which you can partake in on all the major beaches in Alanya. If you are looking for a quaint Turkish getaway along the Mediterranean Coast, Alanya is the place for you with its wide sandy beaches and Ottoman residences.

Must Know Before You Travel to Alanya

  • In-town transportation has been made easy with Dolmus (city buses), rental e-scooters, e-bikes, and cabs.
  • Most resorts are located near Kleopatra's Beach.
  • The Old City of Alanya is a preferred location for couples on a romantic getaway.

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Nightlife in Alanya

The beaches in Alanya, particularly Kleopatra's Beach, are lined with bars and pubs that go on till morning. Another exciting way to enjoy the nightlife in Alanya is Sunset Party Cruises, offering Foam Parties packed with food and drinks. Tourists absolutely enjoy partying the night away in the middle of the sea alongside the beautiful Alanyan sunset.

Food in Alanya

Turkish cuisine, mainly seafood, is widely popular in Alanya. Another important main course item is the Cig Kofte, spicy Durums, often vegetarian, made of bulgur, salad, tomatoes, pomegranate sauce, and lemon juice. Baklava is a scrumptious Turkish dessert famous in the region. In addition, Turkish Beer and Coffee are authentic beverages one must try in Alanya.

Suggested Itinerary for Alanya

Day 1: Start a trip to Alanya by visiting the Alanya castle. Situated on a hilltop, you can enjoy the stunning vistas of Alanya and the coast of the Aegean sea. Head down via the route leading towards the Red Towers and Alanya harbour. Watch a stunning sunset before heading towards the local bazaar. Enjoy baklava, buy souvenirs and watch the cultural performance called, ‘Fire of Anatolia’. Please note that advanced bookings are required.

Day 2: Hop on to one of the several daily cruises that depart from Alanya, including fishing and snorkelling excursions, pirate ship cruises, and private boat charters. Natural sites, including the Pirates, Lovers, and Phosphorus caves, are frequent stops on a normal cruise. You can also choose to go snorkelling in the Mediterranean while you are on your way back.  Head to Kleopatra’s Beach for sunset, where you can partake in several water sports ranging from parasailing, jetskiing and sandboarding. 

Day 3: Take a day trip to the Taurus mountains and the city of Side, where you can also explore the temple of Apollo. 

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