The  magical city of Alanya


Historical Places

Explore Caves

Sapadere Canyon

Alanya is a beautiful holiday centre with its beautiful sandy beaches,

excellent for swimming.


The beauty of Alanya makes it a magnet for tourists and provides everything you could dream of in a holiday. The country`s unique geographical and cultural texture ,the attractive and comfortable hotels lining the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea, and the rich tastes of the world renowned Turkish cuisine make it an ideal destination. The possibilities are endless: swimming in the bay where Cleopatra once bathed, lying back and enjoying the sun, exploring the mysterious sea caves on a blue cruise, or soaking in the rich heritage of Mediterranean civilisations, the accumulation of millennia, are only some of them.


Kaleiçi (Citadel), the old city centre of Antalya, combines the aesthetics of old and new, its charms surrounded inside and out by fortified walls. These walls, some of which have survived to this day, were built by the  various civilizations that inhabited the city over a 2000-year period and there are 80 towers rising on them. Within the walls, the narros streets that lead to the port are lined with traditional dwellings. The two or three- storey houses that face the street on one side and gardens on the other, perfectly reflect the atmosphere of old Antalya.

The ancient port of Kaleiçi in now used as a modern yacht harbour. The yacht harbour and old city together make a splendid view which has inspired numerous painters, writers and poets. The Ministry of Culture and Tourism was awarded the Golden Apple Tourism Oscar by FIJET ( World Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers) in 1984 for the restoration project undertaken in Kaleiçi which is protected area today. It is also the heart of Antalya and one of its most frequented areas with its historic buildings now converted into dining, accomodation and entertainment facilities, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and bars. A walking tour takes you to all the historic buildings. There are also shops that sell local products, souvenirs and gift items, ideal mementos and presents for friends back home.



With its kilometres of fine sand beaches, clean sea and glorious sun Alanya provides its visitors a unique holiday. The beach cafes are ready to cater to all needs. Most of the beaches in Alanya are Blue Flag beaches thanks to the cleanliness of the sea and quality or service. Pools of fish are visible under the turquoise blue sea. Beaches and archaeological ruins run harmoniously together. The natural beaches of Alanya are truly excellent places to enjoy sea, sand and sun.



-Visited the Alanya Fortress


-Seen the Dim Cave


-Made a tour in the Dim Stream Valley and eaten freshly caught trout


-Hiked at the nature trail of Sapadere Canyon



-That Queen Cleopatra bathed in the sea and sun of the coves of Alanya


-That ALanya was the winter capital of the Anatolian Seljuk Empire


-That Alanya`s name was derived from the Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat


-That Alanya has the best preserved dockyard of the whole Mediterranean basin, and the only one still standing along the Anatolian coast


-That the city walls of Alanya Fortress were 6km long and reinforced with 140 bastions, and that inside the city walls there were 400 cisterns...




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