AlanyaTurkey

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.

Top Hotels in Alanya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Haydarpasha Palace - All Inclusive
Haydarpasha Palace - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Turkler Mevkii Konakli, Alanya, Antalya
$94
per night
Nov 14 - Nov 15

Located in Alanya, this family-friendly property is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sealanya, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Alaettinoglu Cultural Park and Konakli Mosque. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (178 reviews)

"Excellent plae, best family vacation destination."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

Haydarpasha Palace - All Inclusive
Sunprime C-Lounge Hotel - Adults Only
Sunprime C-Lounge Hotel - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Ahmet Tokus Cad. No:7, Sok. No:1, Oba Mevkii, Alanya, Antalya
$67
per night
Nov 16 - Nov 17

Nestled on the beach, this Alanya hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Alanya Harbor and Mahmutlar Beach. Oba Stadium and Damlatas Caves are also within 6 mi (10 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (72 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, run by be beautiful people. Nothing is too much, the staff really look after their guests. Everybody is like family. The food was lovely too. I will go back to this hotel. Probably one of the best hotels I have stayed in."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Sunprime C-Lounge Hotel - Adults Only
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
$65
per night
Nov 14 - Nov 15

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 Alara Han Castle and Sealanya. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (213 reviews)

"Everything was perfect Specifically their food ,swimming pool etc Thank you expedia"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2019

Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive

Popular things to do in Alanya

Clock Tower
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Clock Tower

4.5/5(120 reviews)

The last survivor from the 80 towers that made up the ancient walls is the portal to the ancient structures of Antalya’s Old Town.

Hadrian's Gate
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Hadrian's Gate

4.5/5(85 reviews)

This 2,000-year-old portal to the ancient city is a fine example of Roman ingenuity, with elegant columns, three arches and a marble frame.

Upper Düden Falls
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Upper Düden Falls

4.5/5(70 reviews)

Outside the city, the upper falls offer a tranquil refuge from the heat with an array of cascades and pools in scenic gardens.

Olympos Beach
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Olympos Beach

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Olympos Beach, a popular beach in Kumluca. Wander the gardens in this relaxing area.

Antalya Archeological Museum
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Antalya Archeological Museum

4/5(59 reviews)

Among the largest museums in Turkey, this site holds thousands of historical treats that delight the senses with the stories of ancient cultures.

Karaalioglu Park
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Karaalioglu Park

4.5/5(55 reviews)

Relax beside a water fountain in the midst of exotic trees, ancient Roman monuments and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Top activities in Alanya

Turkish Bath with Peeling, Foam & Oil Massage
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Turkish Bath with Peeling, Foam & Oil Massage

$28

Soothe your skin and heal your soul in a Turkish bath, taking time to relax in the midst of your travels as you learn about an important aspect of Turkish culture. Enjoy a series of treatments in a traditional setting, including peeling, foam, and oil massages.

Alanya Sunset Jeep City Tour
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Alanya Sunset Jeep City Tour

$22

Experience the historic city of Alanya in a rugged Jeep. This compact tour combines visits to a mountain viewpoint with an overview of the most scenic coastal areas, including Kleopatra's Beach and Damlatas Cave.

Sapadere Canyon & Alanya Village Adventure by Jeep
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Sapadere Canyon & Alanya Village Adventure by Jeep

$45

Depart from Side and drive toward Sapadere Canyon. Along the way, pass through Alanya City, and then continue through the Taurus Mountains. In the mountains, spectacular views abound, a whole world away from the seaside.

Sapadere Canyon & Alanya Village Adventure by Jeep
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Sapadere Canyon & Alanya Village Adventure by Jeep

$33

Experience the wilderness of the Taurus Mountains with this excursion to Sapadere Canyon. This secluded paradise offers a range of natural beauty and charming waterfalls as you walk along a remarkable wooden path for an up-close look at the sights.

Turkish Spa in Alanya
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Turkish Spa in Alanya

$22

After arriving to the baths you will be provided with keys for lockers for personal items. Wear your swim suits and head to the sauna, and then steam room in order to get rid of toxins and closely heat the body so the skin pores will open.

Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari with Lunch at Dim River
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Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari with Lunch at Dim River

$28

Head into the Taurus Mountains on a full-day Jeep safari to discover the sights in the countryside of Turkey. This excursion takes you to visit a small village, where you enjoy lunch at a restaurant by the Dim River and learn about the traditions and lives of the people.

Reviews of Alanya

4.3

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 23, 2019

ALANYA is beautiful is worth to see

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 14, 2019

Alanya is the best place to travel to with the kids.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 17, 2019

Alanya is beautiful. I am planning to visit Alanya next year to.

5/5 - Excellent

Brad

Aug 6, 2019

I just want to go back as soon as possible!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 1, 2019

nice city and good people.

4/5 - Good

jojo

Jul 31, 2019

alanya is very nice place