Alanya has a lively town centre, with lush green surroundings and modern amenities as well as a wide range of restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world, and of course a plentiful Turkish selection among them. The bright and open markets will impress the most avid of shoppers and the large number of bars creates a dynamic and energetic atmosphere at night.
There are no less than three blue flag beaches in Antalya's Alanya region, as well as plenty of bars, restaurants and shops that offer a dynamic nightlife. This has led to Alanya becoming a fantastic modern holiday resort, offering visitors a mix of typical Turkish historical culture with beautiful hotels, beaches and shopping. As well as having one of the most active and exciting town centres in Antalya, Alanya can also lay claim to large stretches of some of the best beaches along the Mediterranean coast, a mix of very popular ones, and smaller coves left as seemingly untouched paradises.
If looking for that perfect holiday photo in Alanya, why not visit the harbour at sunset? As the coast curves around the sea you are offered not only one of the best views of Alanya, but also there's the phenomenal Kizil Kule (Red Tower) in the background. And that’s just one small part of Alanya’s remarkable history that can be found throughout this amazing town.
Because of its fantastic location on the southern coast of Turkey, Alanya has historically been a naval stronghold for the Roman and Ottoman empires as well as many others that have all left their mark on the city that can still be seen today. Alanya is rich with historical sites such as the 13th Century Alanya Castle, made up of the breath taking kizil kule fortress as well as multiple ancient sites that cannot possibly fail to please anyone looking for a beautiful piece of the past.
On top of the outstanding architecture, Alanya also has a large amount of naturally occurring wonders that must be seen to be believed such as the fifteen thousand year old stalagmites and stalactites within the Damlatas Cave and the phosphorescent rocks that can be found in Fosforlu Ma?ara, a sea grotto accessible by a short boat trip. There is simply no better holiday spot than Alanya!