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Turkey| Mediterranean Turkey | Antalya Province | Alanya

Alanya is a popular tourist destination in Turkey


Region: Mediterranean

Province : Antalya
Country : Turkey (TR)
Coordinates : 36°33′N 32°00′E
Average sea temperature : 21.5°C (70.5°F)
Temperature in August : 28°C (82.2°F)
Area code(s) : 242 (Turkey Country Code: 0090)

Located on the Gulf of Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean shore, Alanya (previously Alaja) has been a holiday resort for over 700 years. Today’s European package tourist is drawn here for the same reasons as the Seleukeia (Seljuk) Turks; the sea is warm and gentle, the beaches stretch for miles and the town has an authentic history.

Alanya Castle Night
Alanya Castle Night

There are several places to visit such as the Damlataş Caves, Alanya Castle and the Red Tower.

Also Alanya is backed by the pine forested Taurus Mountains and while on holiday there, a half hour’s drive out of town allows visitors to enjoy spectacular scene, as well as the charm of small, rural villages continues much as it always has been.

Alanya is a very noisy, crowded and popular holiday resort.  The main highway runs through the resort, and causes pollution, noise and congestion.

Airport – Get in

Alanya is about 2 hours drive from the nearest airport in Antalya. Most holidaymakers land in Antalya and are then taken to their hotel in Alanya by bus. A new airport at Gazipasa to the south will reduce travel time to Alanya to around 20-30 minutes.

Alternatively, Antalya Airport.


Generally Alanya’s nightlife is centred on the harbour, but several locally frequented bars and clubs can be found tucked away in the side streets. An auditorium can be found there.Other favourite bars there include James Dean, Bistro Bellman, and Robin Hood. Several venues also provide more traditional entertainment such as belly dancing, fire shows and traditional music.

See & Visit

Activites – What to do

  • Good swimming
  • Water park
  • Golfing
  • Mountain biking
  • Bungee jumping
  • River rafting on the Alara River
  • Boat trip (try to haggle down to €5 for an hour)
  • Scuba Diving (more fish during the high season)
  • Jeep safari tours
  • Quad bike tours
  • Donkey riding
  • Trip to historic Amphitheatre in Aspendos

Eating & Drinking

  • Kebap
  • Baklava (Turkish Sweet)
  • Döner
  • Turkish coffee


Alanya has a relatively moderate continental Mediterranean climate. The sea temperature in Alanya is about 21.5°C (70.5°F) annually, and the average temperature in August  is 28°C (82.2°F)


General View of Alanya
General View of Alanya
Alanya Old Harbour at night
Alanya Old Harbour at night
Alanya Seaview
Sea view of Alanya
Sunset in Alanya
Sunset in Alanya
Cleopatra Beach in Alanya
Cleopatra Beach in Alanya
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Keykubat Street, Alanya
Keykubat Street, Alanya
Ancient Seljuks Harbour
Ancient Seljuks Harbour
Castle of Alanya
Alanya Castle

Dim Cave, Alanya

Alanya Museum
Alanya Museum
The Red Tower, Alanya
The Red Tower, Alanya
Cruise Ships in Alanya Port
Cruise Ships in Alanya Port
Byzantine Era Charm inside the Alanya Castle
Byzantine Era Chaple inside the Alanya Castle