Top Tours & 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.
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.
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?
Fun for all the family awaits at Water Planet, which offers giant slides, inflatable canoes, and even bungee jumping!
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!
Between 6:00AM and 10:00AM, Damlatas Cave is open only for those seeking to soothe their asthma.
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.
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.
Try some tasty local food, such as baklava (a sweet pastry) and lahmacun (Turkish pizza).
- CurrencyTurkish Lira (₺)
- Time ZoneUTC (+03:00)
- Country Code+90
- Best time to visitAs 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
Water is warm even out of season, crew if very friendly. The sea is poor and there's a lot of rubbish on the bottom which nobody cares to remove. You can see some fishes though. Boat is comfortable enough and lunch is ok. Some people smoke on board and nobody tries to stop them. Equipment is quite worn.
We booked your service and we are more than satisfied. Transport from airport to our hotel in Side was as good as was recommended by other tourists. Our children were very pleased with wifi in tax and cold drinks.
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.
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.
HAD A GREAT TIME ON THIS TRIP. CREW WERE VERY GOOD AND THE FOAM PARTY AT THE END OF THE TRIP MADE THIS A VERY ENJOYABLE DAY AT SEA!