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.

Riviera Zen Hotel
Riviera Zen Hotel
Saray Mh. Guzelyali Cd. Kum Sk. No 2, Alanya, Alanya
The price is $35 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Palmiye Hotel plajı, Alanya Aquapark, and Alanya Cable Car - Damlatas Station. Kleopatra Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (25 reviews)
"Very nice staff from reception to waiters bellman everybody very friendly respectful helpful I like the place it’s very clean comfortable pets no children runaround it was a beautiful experience"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Riviera Zen Hotel
Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive
Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Merkez Mah., Alparslan Turkes Bulvari, Okurcalar, Alanya, Antalya
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Located in Alanya, this beachfront property is on the boardwalk, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Alara Bazaar, and within 9 mi (15 km) of İncekum Plajı and Alara Han Castle. ...
4/5 Very Good! (409 reviews)
Mükemmel
"Eski yorumları okuyarak otele düşük beklentiyle gitmiştim fakat tam aksini deneyimledim çok mutlu ayrıldım. Hem kum plajı hem kocaman bir iskelesi olması şahane, asla şezşong problemi yaşamazsınız, benim için tatil demek deniz demektir büyük oranda zaten mavi bayraklı koy metrelerce altını görüyorsunuz ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive
Haydarpasha Palace
Haydarpasha Palace
5 out of 5
Turkler Mevkii Konakli, Alanya, Antalya
The price is $176 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
This Alanya hotel is on the beach, 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sealanya, and within 6 mi (10 km) of İncekum Plajı and Konakli Mosque. Ulus Beach and Ulas Halk Plaj ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (243 reviews)
"The best hotel i visited so far good staff and very friendly"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Haydarpasha Palace
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Yeniacun Apart Hotel
Yeniacun Apart Hotel
Kizlarpinari Mahallesi Dinek Sk. No:7, Alanya, Antalya
The price is $21 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Situated in Alanya, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kleopatra Beach and Alanya Lunapark. Palmiye Hotel plajı and Milli Egemenlik Stadium ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (66 reviews)
Decent for a quick stay
"Stayed for one quick night. The location is off into a little alley, which was a little hard to find at first. My only issue is that the bed is a little hard, for just one night it's fine, but for a longer stay, I could see that being an issue. Overall would recommend, and kudos to the fella staying ..."

Reviewed on May 15, 2021

Yeniacun Apart Hotel
Queen Apart Otel Alanya
Queen Apart Otel Alanya
Salur Sk. No:6, Alanya, Alanya
The price is $26 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Located in the heart of Alanya, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Keykubat Plajı and Anjeliq Beach. Alanya State Hospital and Ataturk Square are also ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Çok memnun kaldım oda güzel büyük sesiz rahatla uyudum"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Queen Apart Otel Alanya
Vega Green Apart Hotel
Vega Green Apart Hotel
Kizlarpinari Mh, Ismet Tumerdem Sk 12, Alanya, Antalya
The price is $54 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
This family-friendly Alanya aparthotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Milli Egemenlik Stadium and Alanya Gardens. Alanya Aquapark and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (21 reviews)
"I stayed with my friend for 12 days in a very nice apartment. I would recommend this beautiful, friendly and very clean apart hotel to everyone."

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2018

Vega Green Apart Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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