Alanya Travel Guide
Turkey| Mediterranean Turkey | Antalya Province | Alanya
Alanya is a popular tourist destination in Turkey
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.
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
- The Alanya Castle
- Damlataş Cave
- The Red Tower
- Remains of a Seljuk village
- Dim Valley – Dim Cave
- Old Shipyard
- Sapadere Canyon
- Museum of Alanya
Activites – What to do
- Good swimming
- Water park
- 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
- Baklava (Turkish Sweet)
- 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)