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ALANYA      


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Alanya, located within the provincial border of Antalya, is one of the favorite holiday centers in Turkey with its sea, beach, historical and archeological values, modern hotels and motels, countless fish restaurants, cafes and bars. The harbor road is enclosed with cafes and bars and shops and boutiques where handicrafts, leather, clothes, jewelry, hand bags and gourds painted with fascinating colors specific to the region are sold. This paradise corner preferred by tourists for holiday and recreation every year is also the best choice for congress tourism. The entertainment life in this city is very colorful. There are also facilities for sports activities. Accommodation facilities are limitless in Alanya that is a tourism paradise.


Transportation


Alanya is situated at a distance of 135 km from Antalya. It is easy to travel to Alanya by means of regular bus services at any hour of day from Antalya.

Road: Regular coach services from all around Turkey are available.

Airline: Alanya is situated at a distance of 130 km from the Antalya International Airport.

Maritime line: Alanya harbor is convenient for docking of large ships and vessels with high tonnages. The harbor provides services for both tourist and trade vessels.


Brief Historical Account


Alanya is considered to be located sometimes within the land of Kilikya and sometimes within the lands of Pamfilya. The Hittites, Greeks and Romans ruled the region in the history. The city, which was ruined due to several invasions and wars, was rebuilt by the Romans. During the age of the Romans, Alanya was called as “Kolonoros” which means “Beautiful Mountain.” In the 13th century Alaadin Keykubat I took over the city and changed its name as “Alaiye.” Alanya which was later ruled by the Karamans during the mid 13th century was included into the Ottoman lands in 1471. It is now one of the modern cities of Turkey.


Climate


Typical Mediterranean climate is dominant in Alanya. Winters are warm and rainy; summers are hot and arid. The annual mean air temperature is 19ºC. The sea water temperature is 21ºC.


Places to Go and Visit


Historical buildings and natural beauties of Alanya: Alanya Castle, Harbor City, Red Tower (Kizil Kule), Aya Yorgi Church, Selcuklu Shipyard, Alanya Museum, Selcuklu Madrasa, Gulevsan Ruins, Leartis-Learti Ancient City, Syedra-Sedre Ruins, Iotapa Ancient City, Serapsu Caravansary, Alara Caravansary and Alara Castle, Damlatas Cave, Dim Cave, Beldibi Cave, Phosphorus Cave, Lovers Cave and Pirates Cave that can be visited by boat tours from the Alanya harbor. Konakli, Incekum and Dim River are also places to be visited.


Museums


Archeology Museum, Red Tower (Kizilkule) Ethnography Museum


Tours and Trips


Alara Caravansary, Manavgat Waterfall, National Park of Canyon with Bridge (Koprulu Kanyon), Selge, Antalya, Duden Waterfall, Kursunlu Waterfall, Aspendos, Perge, Antalya Archeology Museum.


Beaches


Dim Stream Valley, Avsallar, Aytap, Botanik, Keykubat, Fugla 1, Fugla 2, Damlatas, Grand Kaptan, Kleopatra Bati, Titan, Kosdere.


Important Activities


June: International Beach Volley Tournament
August: International Folklore Festival
September : International Tourism and Music Festival
October : International Triathlon Race


Sports Activities


Rafting, trekking and amateur mountain climbing, Alanya Triathlon, Camping.


Food


Alanya is quite rich for its vegetable and fruit species due to its location and its climate. Besides its vegetable meals, Alanya has some authentic meals such as mushy food (lapa), wedding soup (dugun corbasi) and ox halvah (okuz helvasi).


Shopping


There are many sorts of shops that can meet any needs of domestic and foreign tourists. Silk fabrics made of regional silkworm products are very famous.


Suggestions


Visit Alanya Castle and Red Tower (Kizilkule),
Visit Damlatas Cave,
Visit museums,
Taste regional fishes,
Buy especially one of regional silk scarves.