Alanya is a touristic center on Turkey's
Mediterranean coast, 135 kilometers east of Antalya.
The city of Alanya is a large town on the seacoast.
To the east and west of Alanya lie inviting
turquoise seas fringed by extensive golden beaches.
The magnificent Taurus Mountains provide a
breathtaking backdrop to this enchanting resort.
Crowning the headland is a sprinkling of Citadel
towers and just below is a delightful harbour
guarded by the Red Tower, an unusual building.
Adjacent to the tower are the dockyards where five
vessels could be worked on at a time. Next to the
dockyards is a tower called Tophane Kule, where
cannons were cast during Ottoman times. Nearby close
to the seashore is a cave called Damlatas. The large
popular resort center of Alanya lies at one end of a
rocky promrntory which just out into the
Mediterrenaen between two long sandy beachs.
Alanya is a beautiful holiday center of modern
hotels and motels, numerous fish restaurants and
cafes and bars. There are twisting narrow alleyways
tempting shoppers with their colourful boutiques and
stalls of cheese-cloth dresses, carpets, copper and
As well as its cultural and historical sights,
Alanya has an unbeatable beach life too. Beautiful
sandy Cleopatra beach lies to the west of the resort
while the fine sands of Alanya beach stretch to the
east. A good range of water-sports are available too.
The nightlife is easy-going and relaxed with a wide
choice of night-spots located at the edge of town.
Take your pick from lively bars to late-night discos
for real night-owls.