In Alanya, beaches covered with fine sand, a deep blue sea, historical and cultural artifacts, interesting caves, colorful plateaus and an extraordinary entertainment life await you.
Alanya, 133 km from Antalya city center, is built on a small peninsula. It is surrounded by the Taurus Mountains in the north, the Mediterranean in the south, Manavgat in the west, Gazipaşa in the east and Gündoğmuş in the northwest.
It is unknown when and by whom it was founded for the first time. It has a deep-rooted historical past dating back to ancient times. The examinations carried out in the Kadıini Cave, 12 km from the town center, revealed that the region's history dates back to 20,000 BC. Alanya was a shelter for pirates in ancient times. In the Byzantine Period, it was called Kalanoros. During the Arab raids in the 7th century, many castles were built to defend the city. Anatolian Seljuk Ruler Alaeddin Keykubad I, who conquered the city in the 13th century, changed the city's name to Alaiye. In the city, which lived its heyday at that time, many historical monuments still standing today were built. The city was turned into a navy base. Alaiye was taken into the borders of the Ottoman Empire in 1471. It was a province of Cyprus in 1571, to Konya in 1864, to Antalya in 1868 and became the district of Antalya in 1871. The name Alaiye to Alanya by Atatürk, who visited the district in 1935.
Today, many Europeans live in Alanya by acquiring property and settling in. Especially in the summer months, the district takes the appearance of a big city with its increasing population.
Alanya's economy is based on agriculture, tourism and service sectors. The district has extremely fertile agricultural lands with its climate and location, and where greenhouse cultivation and citrus production is intense. It meets a large part of Turkey's banana and avocado needs.
The district has a unique culinary culture. It has many local delicacies such as Stuffed Laba, Alanya Bundle, Fresh Ülübü Meal, Hülüklü Soup, Göleviz Meal, Rolling Pin Roll, Küllük Halva, Çiğirdik.
Alanya has a significant share of the country's tourism. Alanya is a tourist paradise with approximately 70 km of coastline covering its shores, sparkling sea, a residential area that immerses its visitors in an atmosphere smelling of history, plateaus, caves and vibrant nightlife. It welcomes thousands of local and foreign tourists every year.
When you visit the district where green and blue meet, you can see historical sites and archaeological ruins, enjoy the sun and sea on the beaches covered with golden yellow sand, climb the plateaus famous for their clean and cool air, and explore caves and canyons that arouse interest with their natural formations.
Do not leave Alanya!
Before visiting Alanya Castle, which is an open-air museum built on a 10-hectare peninsula at an altitude of 250 meters from the sea, together with the historical artifacts inside,
Without traveling on the Alanya Cable Car, which offers the opportunity to watch all the historical texture and unique visuality of Alanya, accompanied by a magnificent view,
Before swimming at Cleopatra Beach, famous for its clear waters and fine golden sands, where the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra has swam with the Roman Emperor Antonius,
Without breathing the peaceful atmosphere of the Gedevet Plateau, which is covered with rich vegetation, where you will feel as if you are in the Black Sea plateaus,
Before discovering the Dim Stream Valley, which contains the hidden beauties of the Taurus Mountains, with activities such as Rafting, ATV Safari, Jeep Safari, cycling, trekking, picnic,
Touring Alanya Marina, which is always moving and dynamic due to its location intertwined with the city, arouses admiration with its attractively decorated themed tour boats,
Before visiting Damlataş Cave, the first cave opened to tourism in Turkey, fascinates its visitors at first sight with its stalactites and stalagmites dating back 15,000 years, and is famous for its air of healing for asthma patients.