Alanya, is a cute seaside city located in the south coast of Turkey and has been a huge attraction point for foreigners in this last decade. Apart from being a holiday resort, it is also perfectly suitable for those who are retired and wants to spend their life in a wonderful place with a hot climate, nice atmosphere and all of it for reasonable prices.
The shining star of the Mediterranean, Alanya, is the perfect tourist destination with its long, sandy beaches, historical artifacts, natural beauty, fish restaurants, contemporary hotels, cafés, bars and discos. Alanya welcomes you with its 13-centuries old Seljuk Castle, which is situated like a crown at top of Alanya's peninsula.
Alanya castle consisting rampart which lenght is approximately 6,5km, looks like a historical beauty 250mt over from the sea as a peninsula. Alanya castle comes to present time since the 13th century. Especially called Kandeleri local living life was in Alanya castle and takes history from the Hellenistic time
Alanya situated in the boarders of Antalya province and it is in 135 km distance to the Antalya city center. Alanya located to 36° 30’07 and 36° 36’31 north latitude and 31° 38’40 east longitude total covering area of 175.678 hectares by the Mediterranean. Part of the Taurus mountains hosts Alanya highlands around 1000m above the sea level in north. Alanya castle at south with its 6500m length walls. Because of its location transportation is very convenient and easy from all directions.
Alanya draw attention with its long, sandy, blue flag beaches and afford to look good and large size are important terms for satisfaction for swim and having great time on the beaches.
Alanya Red Tower( Etnographic) museum Alanya Red Tower is a work of Seljuk comes from 13th century . Also called Etnographia museum in Alanya. Red Tower is 5 floor storey building. Entrance floor and first floor arranged as a museum. There are carpets as a symbol of Alanya, rug, clothes, kitchenware, weapons, weighing, lighting, weaving looms and many tent belong to Toros mountain shows the culture of nomad life. Part of the time exhibiton of painting, classical music concerts culture and art activities arrange in Red Tower. There is wonderful panorama to east side of Alanya and ancient peninsula of Alanya. Also there is a gate to rampart from Red Tower. You can walk in the rampart and castle.
Gazipasa airport where is just 45km to alanya presents service in high season once a week by Holland airline brand and Turkish Anadolu Jet airline twice a week to Ankara direct flight. Gazipasa is east of Alanya. Antalya airport is located at the West side of Alanya and distance is 125km. Antalya airport is so busy situation with domestic and international lines. Mostly Turkish Airline has flights to the Antalya Airport. Some of the international flights connected with Istanbul. Rest of this many airlines have flights to the Antalya airport
Offical office numbers in Alanya which may be important to know during your visit in Alanya.