Alanya

Travel Guide
Alanya
Ancient Seljuk ruins and mystical caves stand alongside golden-sand beaches and resort hotels in this lively city on the Turkish Riviera.

Old meets new in Alanya with an intriguing blend of ancient Seljuk heritage and modern resort activities. Explore a citadel of centuries-old landmarks, visit archaeological museums and discover the stunning natural beauty of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline. Additionally, Alanya offers attractive sandy beaches, amusement parks, seafront hotels and a lively nightlife scene.

Alanya began as a fortified citadel on a rocky peninsula. It is home to popular historical attractions such as the 13th-century Alanya Castle, built by the sultan of the Seljuk dynasty. Stroll along zigzagging lanes lined with cafés and souvenir shops to Alanya Shipyard, one of Turkey’s last surviving Seljuk dockyards. Gaze up at the impressive Red Tower, a 108-foot-tall (33-meter) octagonal watchtower.

Stretching in both directions from the peninsula are safe swimming beaches framed by all-inclusive hotels, bars and restaurants. Select one to sip a raki (aniseed-flavored liquor) and sample a Turkish kebab or meze (mixed appetizer platter). Join boat trips to magnificent sea caves, including Asiklar Cave, Kizlar Cave and Phosphorus Cave.

Try Jet-Skiing, parasailing and snorkeling at Keykubat Beach and Portakal Beach, running east from the shipyard. Go to Damlatas Beach, near the peninsula’s western side, and marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites of Damlatas Cave. Continue to Cleopatra Beach, another popular watersports center. Legend states that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra once swam here.

Away from the beach, museums retrace the city’s history. Spot artifacts from the Byzantine, Ottoman, Seljuk and Roman periods at the Alanya Archaeological Museum. Learn about the Turkish revolutionist Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at the Alanya Ataturk House Museum.

Have fun on fairground attractions and waterslides at Alanya Lunapark. Browse the boutiques and fashion outlets of Alanya Shopping Mall. Enjoy a night out at the cocktail bars, discos and pubs centered on the historic shipyard.

Get here by flying to Gazipaşa Airport, located 25 miles (41 kilometers) south from Alanya’s city center. Flights arrive daily from major European destinations. Balmy Mediterranean temperatures make vacations in Alanya pleasant year-round.

Antique Roman Palace
Antique Roman Palace
5 out of 5
Atatürk Caddesi 31 Oba, Alanya, Antalya, 07460
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Alanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (82 reviews)
"5 yıldızlı bu otelin bence en büyük artısı adult oteli olmasıdır. Dinlenmek için çok uygun bir oteldir. Herkese çneriyorum burayı"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2022

Antique Roman Palace
Haydarpasha Palace
Haydarpasha Palace
5 out of 5
Turkler Mevkii Konakli, Alanya, Antalya, 07407
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Alanya. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (321 reviews)
"Very clean property. Rooms made up and cleaned daily. Friendly staff. Had a wonderful time"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

Haydarpasha Palace
Riviera Zen Hotel
Riviera Zen Hotel
Saray Mh. Guzelyali Cd. Kum Sk. No 2, Alanya, Alanya, 07400
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Alanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (66 reviews)
"Good value for the price and the area. Rooms were recently renovated and were comfortable. However the hotel is quite noisy and the breakfast was not very good. Staff was quite nice and the location is great."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

Riviera Zen Hotel
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Kleopatra Coral Apart Hotel
Kleopatra Coral Apart Hotel
Cagrici Sok. No:8, Alanya, Antalya, 07400
Stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Alanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Kleopatra Beach and Palmiye Hotel ...
3.3/5 (15 reviews)
Nice budget hotel for solo traveler
"I stayed here for 2 nights because It was basically right down the street from the bus station and very easily accessible. The room was spacious enough and had a nice balcony with an amazing view of the mountains I will say that. The bed was pretty comfy but it wasn't the best I've ever slept on. ..."

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Kleopatra Coral Apart Hotel
My Home Apart Hotel
My Home Apart Hotel
Latif Ergun Sokak No.4, Saray Mah., Alanya, 07400
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Alanya. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (77 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff, cosy"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

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Club Sidar
Club Sidar
Saray Mah. M.Sükrü Ulusoy Cad. No.24, Alanya, Antalya, 7400
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Alanya. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (243 reviews)
"Not great at all, literally everything cost money"

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2021

Club Sidar
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