What to do in Alanya
Alanya – a cozy resort town on the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean Sea.It is located 135 km from Antalya Airport. The time on the way to the Alanya hotels takes about 2 hours. The holiday season here is one of the longest in Turkey and lasts more than half a year – from April to October. The most comfortable time for recreation here – spring and autumn, when the water temperature is cool enough and cooling, and the air is not so hot.
Tourists are attracted by comfortable sandy beaches, azure crystal-clear sea water and fairly democratic prices for recreation. The city itself is located on a rocky promontory and towers over the sea, drowning in thickets of mountain forests. In Alanya there will be entertainment for every taste and purse. There are a lot of historical and natural attractions, restaurants, nightclubs and shops.
Beach holidays in Alanya
Beaches in Alanya – one of the most clean and comfortable in the whole of Turkey. Because of their cleanliness, the city authorities closely monitor, therefore this issue is under special control. The city beaches have developed infrastructure, there are comfortable sun loungers with umbrellas, places for changing clothes, bars with drinks.
The cleanliness and comfort of Alanya beaches are regularly celebrated by international committees. Confirmation of this can be considered prestigious awards, which are regularly awarded local beaches – the international Blue Flag.
On the one hand there are beaches with a fine-pebbled surface, on the other – with snow-white soft sand. The most famous beach of the city is the sandy beach of Cleopatra. It is located 2 km to the western edge of the city. Snow-white soft sand, picturesque nature, a quiet and calm sea – that’s what attracts visitors to the city in the Cleopatra beach.
Shopping in Alanya
Shopping is one of the most favorite activities of tourists, vacationing in Alanya. Here you can profitably buy any product – from fresh vegetables and fruits to expensive purchases – products made of genuine leather or fur. Going shopping, it is worth remembering that in Turkey, as in any eastern country, sellers are very fond of bargaining. However, this applies only to markets and small shops. In network boutiques and large shopping centers, prices are always fixed, but during seasonal sales buyers also expect favorable discounts.
As gifts or souvenirs native from Alanya, you can bring jewelry and jewelry in national style, natural spices and condiments, products made of cotton or silk, marble figurines and other goods. You can buy them both in the local market and in shopping centers, the largest of which is called Alanyum and is located in Oba district.
Excursions in Alanya
Excursions in Alanya will help to diversify the measured beach rest and will allow you to get acquainted personally with the most interesting sights of the resort. We offer a huge selection of trips: historical and cultural tours, boat trips and trips on powerful off-road vehicles along the mountain trails of the Taurus Mountains.
For nature lovers and mountain landscapes jeep safari is perfect. We offer a lot of itineraries for jeep trips: the Taurus Mountains, the Zapadere Canyon, the Green Canyon and the Green Lake. Guests who are interested in history are well suited to sightseeing tours in historical places – in Pamukkale, Cappadocia, in the ancient city of Aspendos or Side. To fans of extreme rest we recommend paragliding, diving or trips to the water park.
Attractions in Alanya
Despite its small size, Alanya is rich in attractions and places of interest. The main symbol of the city is the Red Tower (or, Kyzyl-Kule, the date of its construction is the 13th century, the building is an octagonal tower made of red brick, surrounded by the fortress of Ich-Kale, located on the top of the mountain. more than 6 km in length.
In Alanya also there are several national museums, one of them, ethnographic, is located directly in the Red Tower. The city also has a museum dedicated to the life and work of the country’s founder – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Night clubs in Alanya
Nightlife in Alanya boils throughout the holiday season. The city has a huge number of entertainment facilities for every taste: bars, restaurants, nightclubs and discos in the open air. With the sunset in front of tourists, a completely different Alanya appears – with its many clubs, incendiary rhythms of modern dance music and a special atmosphere of freedom and an eternal holiday.
The most popular entertainment venues are located in the central moorage area of the city. One of the most visited nightclubs is called Robin Hood and takes up as many as 4 floors. Here every night there are various shows and foam discos, themed parties and dances until the morning to the music of the most famous DJs in Europe.
One of the most comfortable sandy beaches of resort Alanya is named after the beautiful Egyptian queen. According to one of the legends, he was presented to the beautiful Marc Antony himself, and incredibly soft white sand was brought here straight from Egypt. Today Cleopatra’s beach stretches along the coast for several kilometers. The entrance to the sea is gentle and gentle, so it is an ideal place to relax with young children.
Markets in Alanya
Rest in Turkey is not only a warm sun and gentle sea, but also an exciting shopping. What to buy in Alanya
On the shelves of the bazaars, local farmers sell as usual fruits – strawberries, peaches, watermelons, melons, and specifically for this region – avocados, figs and the sweetest bananas,vegetables, fruits, cheese, nuts, etc. The bazaar can be found here every Friday. To get there by public transport, you need to ask the driver for a stop at Cuma Pazari.
Day of the week – Friday The market in Oba (Alanya) starts near the Blue Wave Suite hotel. Tents of local merchants can be seen immediately from the waterfront.
Day of the week – Monday The market in Tosmur, one of the settlements of Alanya, is also held once a week.Day of the week – Thursday