Top 27 Alanya attractions – descriptions and photos

Top 25 amazing places in and around Alanya

A lot of people ask me where to go, what to see, what to do in Alanya. For you, I made a rating, recommended places to visit, based on personal experience and impressions. So let’s go…

Top 25 delightful places in and around Alanya:

Kızıl-Küle (Castle)

The Red Fortress is the landmark of Alanya. It was built on the seafront of Alanya in 1226 for protecting the city from the frequent raids of pirates. And the tower quite successfully coped with the task. From the top of the tower you have a great view of the bay, the port and the city.

This attraction is located in the center of the city, so you do not need to buy an organized tour, because you can get there on your own:

  • By bus number 4 KALE (Castle) – Cuma pazari. Goes up to the Alanian fortress KALE (Castle). On it, you can also get to the cave Damtalash and Friday market. Itinerary: Friday Market (Centrum) – Vergi dairesi – Modo Cafe – Damlatas Street (Kuyular onu stop) – turn around at the big screen – Waikiki – Modo Cafe – Aquapark – Damlatas Cave – Kale Fortress. ROUTE: Damlatas Cave – Water Park – Waikiki – Friday Market (Centrum). Departure time from Cuma pazarı stop: 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 am, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm. Departure time from Kale stop: 11:30; 12:00; 12:30; 13:00; 13:30; 14:30; 15:00; 15:30; 16:30; 17:30. The fare is 3 lira, with a KentKart pass at 2.15. Payment in currency is $1 or 1 euro.

Cable car ride (at Damlatash). During the cable car ride offers stunning views of the sea and the city. The best time to ride is in the morning or closer to evening – not so many people and not hot. The entrance to the fortress closes at 19.00.

The funicular works every day:

  • weekdays from 09:30 to 18:00 in winter and until 20:00 in summer;
  • At weekends from 09:30 to 18:00 in winter and until 21:30 in summer.

A full round-trip ticket for an adult costs 18 TL; for students (students and schoolchildren: they must present a student card) the cost is 10 TL.

A full one-way ticket for an adult only costs 14 TL, for children and students 8 TL. A round trip ticket for an adult is cheaper at 18 TL.

I recommend, after seeing Kyzyl-Kule (Castle) to have dinner at Panorama or Hisar restaurants with a view of the port and the city. For this you just have to walk down the mountain a little bit.

Cleopatra Beach

Cleopatra Beach is considered one of the best and most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The beach is municipal and wide enough to stretch for 2 km. It is awarded with the International Ecocertificate “Blue Flag” for its cleanliness and developed infrastructure: one can rent umbrellas and deckchairs (10 liras), there are free changing rooms, cheap cabins and toilets. There are also bars and restaurants.

According to legend Cleopatra was often in Alanya, she liked one of the beaches of the city, which later became known as Cleopatra Beach. As a token of his love, Mark Anthony gave the beach to Cleopatra and brought sand from Egypt.

The only thing is that during the high season, July-August, the beach is very crowded and the water gets a little murky. Despite the presence of trash garbage cans on the beach, tourists and locals often leave behind trash – cigarette butts, pieces of sunflower seeds, remains of boiled corn, bottles, packets from chips In low season the beach is much cleaner.

Damlatash Cave

Damlatash Cave is small and filled with stalactites and stalagmites inside. The humidity always fluctuates around 60%, it is also saturated with carbon dioxide and ionized, which is very good for people with asthma. The entrance fee is 6 liras.

Terrace

In the spring of this year, Alanya opened an observation deck and leisure park with many cafes located on a mountain near the letters I ❤ Alanya . No shade there, better to visit in the evening! You can take bus number 8 from Alanya (center) to the terrace. The bus starts on Ataturk Street at the Cuma pazar stop (by the Tıcaret odası building).

The timetable is: 07:00, 10:00, 12:30, 15:30, 17:30 and 19:10. The bus goes in a circle! That is, it goes past the terrace in one direction. Passing the terrace, the bus will turn onto the mountain and come down the other side, so there is no need to wait for the return bus! You need to get on the bus, which will come from the same side where you got off. The bus returns to the same stop where it left from. There you can go down the mountain to the picnic area and organize yourself a barbeque with a panoramic view of Alanya – there is a grill, arbours, water and a sink, you only need coals, skewers and meat.

Dimchai

About 6 km from the center of Alanya is the valley of the mountain river Dimchay, between Tosmur and Kestel. Dim Dam was built on the river in 2008. The Dam is of utmost importance to Alanya since it has solved all the problems with fresh water supplies and electricity. It is forbidden to swim in the reservoir, as the farms are engaged in fish breeding. If you go up to the specially equipped observation deck, you will have a stunning view of the mountains and turquoise water of Dimchai.

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Along the valley, there are a huge number of cafes and restaurants right on the water. Some of these picnic zones have a pool, aquagorkas and hammocks in the water and you can even go fishing for an extra fee and take your catch with you (1 river trout = 12 lira) or you can get grilled fish with garnish (1 fish = 25 lira). During the hottest months (July-August) Dimchai is an escape from the exhausting heat, it is really very fresh and you can relax all day long.

You can get to the picnic areas on Dimçay on your own by taking bus #10 Cuma pazarı – Dimçay. (Friday Bazaar – Dimçay).

Route: Cuma pazarı (Centrum) – 25th street – Yasam hospital – Kandil – circular road – Kipa – Alanyum – Metro – Koctas – Diamond Hill Resort Hotel – Dimçay. The return route is the same.

The hours are from 06:45 to 19:20 on weekdays and from 07:35 to 19:20 on weekends. Departs from the station by the Friday market.

Zapadere Canyon.

An hour’s drive from Alanya is Sapadere Canyon, famous for its huge rocks, waterfalls, freshness and coolness! The picturesque canyon became a popular spot after the authorities built a boardwalk in 2008. Now visitors of all ages can admire the canyons, the cascading waters and the rich wildlife in general without any danger or extremes.

On your own you can get there by car or buy a tour.

Green Canyon

Green Canyon is the place where you just can’t take your eyes off the natural beauty ?

Green Canyon is the largest water reservoir in Turkey, which is located in the Taurus Mountains. It is 350 meters above sea level. It receives water from 27 springs, so the canyon is always full.

Green Canyon is undoubtedly considered a beautiful place, by nature itself intended for recreation here. The emerald color of the water, picturesque mountains, lush vegetation all come together to create a stunning landscape. Here you can take a boat ride, swim, or just enjoy the amazing beauty of the canyon.

Rafting

Rafting down a turbulent mountain river in Köprühlü Canyon National Park. One of the most popular and exciting attractions in Alanya. Rafting is part of the tour.

Antique Side

The resort town of Side and its neighborhood has a great concentration of historical, architectural, and natural landmarks.

In this “open air museum” you can see:

  • Temple of Apollo;
  • Roman Amphitheater;
  • Temple of Artemis;
  • Manavgat Waterfall;
  • The Ancient Fortress of Alarahan;
  • Nympheum Monumental Fountain;
  • Column Streets;
  • Agora;
  • The ancient city of Seleucia.

Bar Street

There is a bar street in the center of Alanya (by the port) where you can relax in the evening and at night.

Party on a boat

In the evening you can go to a party on the ship. The tour must be purchased in advance in the center of Alanya (near the port).

Northern Cyprus.

As of May 2018, residents of Alanya and its guests can now take a ferry to North Cyprus (the Turkish part). The round-trip cost will be 355₺ (5,300₽).

Ferry crossings will be made by sea bus (catamaran type) 2 times a week . The ferries from Girne to Alanya will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 am. From Alanya to Hirne – on Thursdays and Sundays at 12-00. The travel time will be 3 hours and 20 minutes. The ferry service will operate from May 30th until October 28th. Casinos are not banned in Northern Cyprus.

The cost per adult ticket from Girne (North Cyprus port) to Alanya is 190 Liras. From Alanya to Girne costs 165 liras. The ticket is free of charge for kids (from 0 to 2 years old). For older children (ages 3 to 12): 150 liras. The tax is included in the ticket price. The ferry ticket.

Aquaparks

Alanya Aquapark (Damlatas). To tell you the truth the water park is not very nice – old, there are not many slides, it’s rather dirty. Login 50 lira, storage – 10 lira.

Water Planet Aqua Park. There are more than 20 slides in the advertisement booklets, but in fact there are about 10 of them + a couple of absolutely children’s slides. The water park is not new, but all in all for a one-time holiday will do. In water park can get independently or as a part of excursion ( 40 $), cost includes drinks and snacks. In the hottest months of July and August in the water park a lot of people, you have to stand in a queue for slides.

The Land Of Legends Theme Park. The water park is awesome. The area is huge, there are areas for outdoor activities and for moms with kids of all ages. Slides for every taste. Everyone recommend it! Fans of hills huge minus – long queues. The dolphinarium is beautiful, the show with a walrus and dolphins is impressive! The cost of admission is $60 (adult), child – $30, food and drinks are not included.

Paragliding

Paragliding is gaining more and more popularity among extreme lovers. But still, a paragliding flight is not a cheap pleasure, I soared 800 meters above sea level out of season for $ 65 (the cost includes filming). In order to practice paragliding you do not need to be a master of sports, have muscles or have good health. For practicing paragliding your desire and good health is enough.

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Salda Lake (Turkish Maldives)

Lake Salda is of tectonic origin. The white color is not something like sand, or small pebbles on the shore due to the special chemical composition of the water containing hydromagnesite, in fact, under the feet on the beach is not a sand, and deposits of this mineral.

There is also a natural therapeutic mud on the shores of the lake Salda! This clay mass without odor (unlike the hydrogen sulfide mud in Dalyan) is right in a hole not far from the shore – you can get covered with clay from head to toe.

You can get to the lake Salda by car or as part of a guided tour. The cost of the tour is 100 liras. The tour is organized by Inga, tel: +90 (536) 920-18-40.

Turkish Provence

There is a small village Kuyucak near Isparta which is surrounded by small lavender plantations. Lavender blooms from late June to mid-July. Keep in mind, there are a lot of bees on the lavender during flowering. You can reach the Turkish Provence on your own by car or as part of a tour. The cost of the tour is 100 lire. Inga sometimes combines tours, such as Turkish Maldives + Lavender Fields. The tour is organized by Inga, tel: +90 (536) 920-18-40.

Havana Beach Club

Havana Beach Club is the only and popular beach club in Alanya. The beach club has a private beach, sun loungers, bar, restaurant and swimming pool. In the evenings there is a beach party with different DJs. Havana Beach Club is located at the end of Cleopatra Beach.

Orman Park.

The Park Orman restaurant is surrounded by a pine forest. The restaurant has a contact mini zoo, a fountain, you can relax on a hammock in the shade of sprawling trees, breathe the pine air. In general, complete relaxation and escape from the exhausting heat. In winter there is snow here, and many people come here for the New Year’s mood, arrange gatherings by the fireplace, take pictures with a decorated Christmas tree. Usually, it is not very crowded here. You can only get here on your own, by car or by cab (150 liras). The prices in the restaurant are not cheap, including the drinks.

Mystical Cappadocia

Cappadocia has a huge concentration of cultural and natural attractions, many of which are included in the list of World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Mystical and natural sites such as the Pink and Red Valleys, the Valley of Love, the open-air museum in Gorim, Uchisar Castle, the underground city of Derinkuyu, Ihlara Canyon, etc. will not leave anyone indifferent.

Christians used to carve out entire towns and cities in the rocks and dungeons of Cappadocia, where they hid from the enemy. Almost every village or town has caves, chambers and underground passages, sometimes going down as many as 20 levels. Just imagine, there freely fit the entire population of the village with all their livestock. Underground cities had all the necessities of life for several months: living quarters, cattle stalls, churches, chapels, kitchens, wells, cemeteries, storages, ventilation systems and even wineries.

At sunset for an extra fee you can fly in a hot air balloon ($100-150). Just keep in mind that the basket is packed with decent people 10-15 people, you can hardly capture yourself on the balloon. Individual hot air balloon flight ($300).

Jeep safari, picnic, fishing and the Dim Cave

Get tour “Jeep safari, picnic, fishing and cave Dim” You will find an exciting jeep ride in the mountains, walk through the canyon, where you can swim, catch fish, visit the cave of Dim. The cost of such an excursion in street agencies 20-25$/person.

Pamukkale

Pamukkale is a thermal resort in the province of Denizli. It includes 17 hot springs (from 35°C) and terrace reservoirs. The terrace pools were formed on the mountainside as a result of the deposition of salts from the calcium-saturated springs. Pamukkale is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The entrance to the mountain is 15 lira, bathing in the springs is 32 lira. During the high tourist season it is very crowded! You can get to Pamukkale on your own or as part of a guided tour.

Sagalassos

In the highlands, 1200 meters above sea level, there is the ancient Sagalassos, with the only living water fountain in the world. The tour to Sagalassos is organized by Inga, tel: +90 (536)920-18-40.

SUP surfing

Sup-surfing is a type of surfing in which the surfer, standing on a board, moving in the water by paddling with an oar. In Alanya there is a unique opportunity to do / learn Sup-surfing. Every day a young man Bariş Dülgar teaches at the port of Alanya from 08:00 to 09:00, cost 50 lira. Sup-surfing instruction takes place on one of Alanya’s best beaches, Ulas, with a view of Kızıl Kule (Red Tower) and the fortress. Sometimes you can see big sea turtles in the sea. It is highly recommended!

Women’s Beach

This year the women’s beach opened, located in a picturesque bay near Gazipasha airport. Aisultan is a secluded and equipped beach, designed only for the female sex. Entrance to the beach for males from the age of 9 is forbidden. Aisultan has free sunbeds, umbrellas, changing rooms, showers, gazebo-bungalows. The entrance to the sea is gentle, the beach is sandy.

Women’s beach works from 08:00 till 20:00. You can get to it by bus for free – the bus leaves from the station, which is near the Friday market (Alanya Center). The bus leaves every 30 minutes. The bus has no number and the sign on the windshield says Aysultan Kadınlar Plajı.

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20 points of interest in Alanya

Alanya

The beauties of the Dim Chai Valley, the pirate pier, the famous Red Tower and the old Tersane shipyard as well as other points of interest in Alanya, Turkey.

Alanya is a great place for an affordable vacation by the sea. But the best part is that all the attractions are very close. There is no reason to deny yourself a fascinating walk.

Where to go and what to see

The port town is first and foremost a beach holiday destination. But in a small Alanya are as many historical sites than in any other medieval polis. And all of them are in good condition.

Most of the buildings date back to the XIII century. This is the legacy of Sultan Ala ad-Din Kay Kubad, who erected here not only powerful fortifications to protect the city, but the grandiose for that time, engineering structures.

For those who are exhausted by the heat, you should go outside the city. There are green valleys with mountain rivers that carry the coolness of icy water. The suburbs of Alanya offer not only natural beauty, but also comfortable rest, as the infrastructure to serve tourists everywhere is well developed.

Ich-Kale

Iç-Kale

Location: Hisariçi, Kale Cd.

You can reach it on foot or by funicular. A large complex of fortifications, located on the top of the mountain, can be seen from almost anywhere in the city.

It includes not only the remains of the ancient walls, but also many of the iconic landmarks of Alanya: the Red Tower, Sulaimaniye Mosque, St. George Church.

The vast square of the citadel is landscaped, although there are still archaeological excavations. The view from here is the best in the whole Alanya.

The entrance to the most part of Ic-Kale is free, and for a visit to the castle you have to pay 30 liras (now it is about 250 rubles). A single ticket will also allow you to visit Ehmedek Castle.

The Red Tower

Red tower

Çarşı, İskele Cd., 102

The landmark, which is considered a tourist calling card and a symbol of Alanya, was built during Seljuk times. It is both a defensive structure and a huge cistern for storing water, around which the walls with passages, galleries and steep staircases were built.

There are usually not many people here, so you can wander in silence. The ancient walls, shielding from the modern world, allow you to mentally plunge into the medieval atmosphere, although there are no special exhibits inside.

Süleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye Mosque

Hisariçi, Ehmedek Sk.,10

This is the oldest mosque in the city but it is still active and open to visitors of all faiths. The mosque has a fairly simple exterior and interior without being overly ornate. Next to it is a medieval cemetery, which will be interesting to wander through.

Cleopatra Beach

Cleopatra Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Alanya is surrounded on three sides by mountains and green vegetation. According to legend, Mark Antony gave it to his beloved Cleopatra.

And nowadays it received the Blue Flag – as a sign of the highest quality of recreation and safety. There is a gentle shore and coarse clean sand imported from Egypt. Entrance to the beach is free.

Aquapark Alanya

Alanya Waterpark

Location: Okurcalar Mevkii

This large water park with a good infrastructure is very conveniently located next to Cleopatra Beach and other attractions of the coast. There are a lot of slides and interesting attractions of different extreme levels, there is even a rafting track. Fans of passive recreation can simply swim in the pool and sunbathe.

Ticket price – 60 lira per person Entrance + snack in the area (you can not bring your own food) – 80 lira Attractions – from 10 lira Rent a locker for your belongings – 10 lira

Alanya Gardens

Alanya Gardens

Saray, Güzelyalı Cd.

The large comfortable area in the middle of the city is a real oasis. It is very green with palm trees and fountains, which are beautifully illuminated in the evenings. There are artificial lakes with bridges thrown over them, and in the dense shade of trees stand benches for contemplative relaxation. The Alanya Gardens are also part of the unique Cat Park.

Kedi Evi Cat Park

Kedi Evi Cat Park

Turks adore cats – there are a lot of them on the streets of the city and they all feed them. In Alanya, they even created a real fenced park for them, where stray animals can shelter from the heat. The city’s streets are crowded with stray cats, and they’re all fed.

The green park with cool fountains, bridges over artificial ponds, flowerbeds and cat houses is decorated with cute sculptures. You can also find there claw pits, ladders and small aviaries for kittens and their moms.

The harbor with pirate ships

Port with Pirate Ships

Location: Alanya Marina

When going for a walk along Alanya’s waterfront, be sure to look at the pier next to the Red Tower. There are a lot of different boats and ships moored there, many of them are stylized like pirate schooners and brightly painted.

Some of them go to sea, others are converted into cafes and souvenir shops. In the evening, the entertainment ships hold foam parties and discos on the decks. But even if you do not like noisy parties, it is definitely worth taking some great pictures against the background of the “pirate flotilla”.

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Lighthouse

Alanya lighthouse is a modern construction, which is firmly attached to the legend of the appearance of another old lighthouse. That one used to work on the shores of France, and 80 years ago it was dismantled and brought to the local harbor. But this one was erected just 12 years ago.

Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a walk here early in the morning or closer to evening when the heat subsides. From the long breakwater there is a stunningly beautiful panorama of the sea. Here you can admire the boats and fishing boats, and in the evening you can see the illuminated fortifications on the shore.

If you come to the lighthouse on the upper embankment, you should return along the second path – along the water’s edge. Here you can see the original panels on the sea theme, made of small stones right in the walls.

Sealanya Dolphinarium

Sealanya Dolphinarium

Location: Payallar Belediyesi

It is not just a dolphinarium, but a full-fledged marine park that also includes an aquarium and a water park. There are 15 swimming pools with sea inhabitants (dolphins, tropical fish and non-hazardous species of stingrays) on the vast area for children and adults to swim with them. For extreme people there is a more exciting attraction – feeding sharks from the cage.

Sealanya has its own beach and a quiet river for a quiet holiday. During the day in the special pool shows with dolphins and trained seals are organized.

Ticket price: Adults €20, Children 4-9 years old €15, Children under 3 years old free to swim with dolphins for 100 euros, SEALs for 50 euros.

Dim Chai River

Dim Chai River

6 km from the city, you can get there by bus #10.

If you have the opportunity and desire to go out of town, the Dim Chai River awaits you for a relaxing vacation in a true paradise. Even in the heat of summer the water in the river is very cold (+12 ° C), and the stream is quite rough – you can hardly swim. But to see the valley and take beautiful pictures from the observation deck of the dam is worthwhile.

Here is a well-developed infrastructure: there are many cafes and recreational areas, equipped with places for picnics. Inveterate fishermen can catch themselves a trout, which they can immediately cook in a restaurant on the shore.

Fans of outdoor activities can go rafting and rock climbing. Almost every more or less large cafe has mini-attractions: water slides, bungee cords and even pools. We advise to take a whole day to rest in the Dim Chai Valley.

Dim Cave

Dim Cave

12 km from the city, Jebi Reis Mountain

This ancient cave is more than 1 million years old and is the second largest cave in Turkey. It is also very beautiful. It is located in the same Dim Chai Valley, but there are usually not many people here, as there are no organized tours.

You can quietly admire the natural stalactites and the small cave lake, illuminated by lights. But before that you still have to travel 5 km on foot.

The Dim Cave is open to visitors only until 16:30. The ticket price this year is 18 liras.

Sharapsa Khan Caravanserai

Sharapsa Khan Caravanserai

Konakli village

The structure was built in the 13th century on the Great Silk Road and now this restored building has been turned into an entertainment complex for tourists.

Unlike other attractions, Sharavsin caravanserai opens late – at 11:30 and works until almost midnight. During the day you can buy souvenirs, fruits and Turkish delicacies, and in the evening you can sit in one of the restaurants and watch a belly dancing show.

Zapadere Canyon.

Sapadere Canyon

50 km from the city

The uncluttered hiking route winds through a picturesque canyon of a mountain river. Between the rocks, overgrown with pine trees, built bridges and steps that allow you to descend directly to the burbling water. The infrastructure here is already quite well developed: there is parking for cars, a fish restaurant with tables in the open air, and even a souvenir store.

In the canyon you will see 4 small lakes – all with the same cold water. But thrill-seekers can swim in them. The hour-long hike ends at the last, fourth lake with a waterfall. There is also a small café for tourists to eat and drink tea before heading back.

What to see in Alanya in a day

If you don’t have much time for sightseeing, you won’t be able to see everything. But you can arrange a blitz tour and see only the best things.

Archeological Museum

Archeological Museum

Saray, Ismet Hilmi Balcı Cad, 2/1

The relatively small museum is packed with colorful and genuinely interesting things to see inside and out. The adjoining garden has an open-air exhibit, peacocks roam the courtyard and fishes swim in the fountain.

The exhibits in the museum itself cover a huge historical period, starting from the 7th century BC. Most of them are in excellent condition. Of particular value are the bronze statue of Hercules, an ancient mosaic visible through the glass floor, collections of coins and weapons.

Also, visitors are allowed to play seafarers – to turn the steering wheel of an ancient ship, navigating by compass and peering into the sea on the screen.

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Damlatas Salt Cave

Damlatash Salt Cave

Quay Bebek Sk.

Located in the center of the city and is relatively small – a tour through it will take no more than half an hour. The naturally beautiful salt cave with stalactites and stalagmites is additionally illuminated by multicolored lamps. In the upper hall there are benches to rest on, where you can sit or even lie down if it is not crowded.

We recommend to visit Damlatash for those who are prone to respiratory diseases: the air there is healing, saturated with beneficial ions and carbon dioxide, it helps even with asthma.

The attraction opens to visitors at 10 a.m. If you arrive early, you can go to Cleopatra Beach (it is only 100 meters) and swim in the sea.

Echmedek Fortress

Ekhmedek Fortress

This citadel is so ancient that its true age scientists still can’t establish with any acceptable precision. It is known only that at the time of Seljuk wars (XI century) it already existed. And the larger stones of the lower masonry suggest that the fortress was built on the foundation of an even older fortification, probably of the I-IV centuries BC.

Echmedek is notable for its well-preserved interior, and in some places on the remains of the plaster walls you can see scratched drawings of ships. You can get to the castle by funicular from Cleopatra Beach.

Traditional Turkish House

Traditional Turkish House

Hisariçi, Kocabaş Sk.

A small house-museum in which you can learn a lot about the life of the Turks of the XIX century just by walking through the stylized rooms. The house is two-storey and has a balcony, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. Visiting the museum is free.

The first floor of Kültür Evi is occupied by a cafe and a mini weaving studio. Here you can have a snack and buy silk souvenirs for friends and relatives. You can eat later, though – there are plenty of cafes on the way down the mountain in the streets of Old Alanya.

Tersane Shipyard

Tersane Shipyard

Location: Tophane Mahallesi iskele Cad.

An interesting place, especially for boys. The grandiose though partially flooded building of the XIII century is of course very interesting as it was from here the ships that made the Turks the masters of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea were launched.

But the reconstructed machinery, carcasses and anchors, as well as workshops with old tools of shipbuilders are much more fascinating for children.

Most initially healthy tourists can be recommended Ingosstrakh with an assistant in Turkey Remed, as well as Zetta and Soglasiye with a representative of AP Companies. These are good insurance companies with an average price tag.

For people with poor health and families with children, the best (and most expensive) choice would be ERV health insurance from Evro-Center. The company has its own assistant in Turkey, and all issues are resolved quickly. In addition, this is one of the few insurances that include assistance to pregnant women in case of complications.

Oxygen has a good AXA insurance. There are several budget options and one premium option – with a large set of insured events, including even allergies. You can also choose Tripinsurance – there are very high insurance benefits that even cover serious surgical procedures.

Yes, it will cost about 2-3 times cheaper than taking a tour from a hotel guide. There are a lot of interesting places in Alanya, where you can get for free. Even just a walk through the streets of the old city – the experience is enough.

You can save by buying a single ticket to visit several attractions (for example, the Damlatas Caves, the Red Tower and the Shipyard or the Two Fortresses – Ehmedek and Ich-Kale). Feel free to take your children – almost everywhere children’s tickets are discounted, or even free.

In Alanya, you can easily do without a car. Many attractions are located very close to each other, it is easy to get to any interesting place by bus (here it is the most convenient mode of transport), and there a walk on foot.

Even out-of-town spots are easy to reach by cab, and shuttle service is available not only from the hotels but also from restaurants.

If you have your own small company, it is better to really rent a car. The cost here will affect both the class of the car, as well as the season. In spring and autumn, rates for ordinary cars start from 85 euros a week, in the beach season – from 140 and above. Crossovers for out-of-town trips offer a price of 170 and 250 euros, respectively. You can find cheaper options if you book 3 or more weeks before arrival.

But to these costs will add insurance, possible extra charge for exceeding the mileage limit (if the renter has provided such an option), the cost of car delivery to your desired location or its return, for example, from the airport.

You can go shopping in Alanya on Ataturk boulevard where the biggest number of stores and shopping centers are located. The largest of them is the three-storey Alanyum. From July there are discount campaigns, and by August the prices of many goods reach their minimum.

If you can get away from the city, we recommend the Alara Grand Bazar in Okurcalar. Here you can buy almost anything and bargain with each other. But do not haggle when buying fruit and vegetables, it is not a Turkish custom.

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