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7 Sights and Activities in Alanya

With plenty of delights both in nature and culture, no wonder Alanya is such a popular destination in Turkey. Located on the beautiful Turkish Riveria, there's many reasons this is a great place to take a vacation!


Overlooking the Mediterranean, the walls of Alanya's citadel were built by the Selcuks in the 13th century. At four miles long it completely surrounds Alanya Castle, which is pending membership as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, these gorgeous mounds of salt are a natural wonder. Used as an ancient holy site in the past, today the hot springs attract visitors from all over the world.

Damlatas Cave

This cave is a great place to cool off from the heat! Its stalactites and stalagmites are 15,000 years old. It is said that the air inside the cave is good for sufferers of asthma.

Green Canyon Boat Trip

The Taurus Mountains are considered holy land. Nestled within them is the Green Canyon, where you can take in the scenery by boat and dip into the silky, clear waters yourself.


If you want to relax but need to get away from the beach or poolside, why not treat yourself to a spa treatment at a traditional Turkish hammam?

Water Planet Aqua Park

Fun for all the family awaits at Water Planet, which offers giant slides, inflatable canoes, and even bungee jumping!

Red Tower

Known as the Kizil Kule in Turkish, the Red Tower sits on the harbor and is the symbol of Alanya. It houses the Ethnographic Museum of Alanya and there's even a brewery named after it!

Planning Your Alanya Visit

Damlatas Cave opening hours

Between 6:00AM and 10:00AM, Damlatas Cave is open only for those seeking to soothe their asthma.

Cover up

If you are entering any places of worship, remember to dress modestly - women should bring a scarf to cover their head, just in case it is required.

Market scams

Although there are a lot of markets with seemingly low prices, think carefully about how you spend your money - most vendors will be good-intentioned, but there are also those looking to scam tourists.

Turkish treats

Try some tasty local food, such as baklava (a sweet pastry) and lahmacun (Turkish pizza).

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Turkish Lira (₺)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+03:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    As a resort town sitting on the Mediterranean, it lives up to its reputation as the city "where the sun smiles". While the summer months (June - August) usually provide long hot days, the spring is mostly mild but still sunny and most of the rainfall occurs in the fall and winter months.

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What People Are Saying About Alanya

The guides made the day. Very enjoyable!!

We had a great day canyoning and rafting something for all abilities. Very funny, sometimes crazy but safe. Great atmosphere on rafts. Chances to swim, jump from trees, zip wire. Excellent well recommended. Team camaraderie between rafts very good fun.

Relaxed, comfortable and worth the value

I was nervous, as it was my first time but the guides out you at ease, and talk you through it. First dive just yourself and a dive guide and you feel special and at your speed to go under as the exhume the takes over and you discover the sea. Amazing. So amazing I booked again to go two days later.


Alanya Boat Trip with BBQ Lunch and Drinks Reviewed by Jim, 07/03/2016

Fun for family , nice scenery . Worth it.

It was well deserved activities with a lot of sceneries . The organization was very good. We were picked up from hotel and dropped back . The trip was 35-40 min from hotel to rafting station with instructions for safety . The rafting is a mild type suitable for all ages including young children 4 yrs + . Lunch included . Drinks and pictures on you . Expect to pay 3-10 euro extra per person for drinks and pictures/DVD . recommended .
Full-Day White Water Rafting at Köprülü Canyon Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 06/01/2016

Relax in the tune of the Turkish for-Westerners Tourisms attraction.

I found the trip relaxing and enriching. I think the trip for a good opportunity not only for the people who decide not to spend an energy on organizing a tour in the nature landscape of Turkey, but it was also a very pleasant and suitable experience for the people who are not able to walk as much. As some of the tourists had visibly problems with walking and even to have a bus/a boat with less steep stairs would be a help for them. I had an idea whether it would be possible to make the trip available and more open even for the people using wheelchair and for the people using the prams. I do believe the mark of the trip "low threshold" would create the new target group monad would comfort the customers. I have 2 negative feedbacks. One is related to the globalized pop music on the boat. The other on the not clear time schedule of the day which was communicated by the taxi driver with poor English. We visited even a town Side which we did not knew was the plan until the driver stopped.
Green Canyon by Boat Trip & Taurus Mountains Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 12/29/2015

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