Paradise on Earth: Alanya
Alanya is a beautiful holiday centre with its beautiful sandy beaches, modern hotels and motels, as well as numerous fish restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars. The cafes that ring the harbour are popular gathering places for tourists and locals. From the towns lovely park, the road runs along the coast to the harbour, lined with many small shops that offer handicrafts, leather clothes, jewellery, handbags and the amusing painted gourds that are unique to the area. There are many blue flag beaches and many sights including Damlataş Cave, Archaeology and Ethnography Museum, Dim Çayı Valley, three see grottoes: Fosforlu Mağara, Kızlar Mağarası and Aşıklar Mağarası and many more.
Beaches of Alanya
Alanya is popular with beautiful sandy beaches. Hence, the sea all around Alanya is excellent for swimming, you can jump into the sea whenever you see the water. Cleopatra Beach, Damlatas Beach, and Incekum Beach are the famous beaches in Alanya.
It is in front of the Damlatas Cave, on the boom of Alanya Castle. In front of the park and Damlatas Cave, each kind of service can be provided. Alanya Beach has glamorous beauty with clear and thin sand. Behind of this beach, there are many hotels which service to tourism. Cleopatra Beach that is behind of Castle has clear and thick sand and also becomes deep from the seafront. Sandy beach is quite wide.
It is near the Avsallar Town that is on the 26th km of road between Alanya and Antalya. Incekum Beach has an important point for Alanya because of being sea and forest together. It is a very attractive place for its clear and shallow sea, thin sand, and picnic areas for people.
Caves in Alanya
Historical Places in Alanya
Alanya does not only have a beautiful nature but also enrich history. Alanya Castle surrounded by walls with 6 km lengths and situated on 10 hectares of a peninsula, hosted Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman civilisations. Red Tower is another nice place to see. Being one of the unique examples of the medieval Mediterranean defence structure from the 13th century, Red Tower was built by order of Alaeddin Keyqubad I, the Seljuk ruler, to Ebu Ali Reha el Kettani who was a master builder from Aleppo in order to protect harbor, shipyard and Alanya Castle against attacks from the sea. You can check the Alanya Municipality’s website to see more historical places.