- On January 11, 2020
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Things to do in Alanya
I know you are planning for years to take a tour of some nice place. A place that will worth your money and gives you the best vibes of calmness, comfort and helps you to get rid of all your problems for some time. This kind of place is worth to spend your hard-earned money. With the new year, you have entered the new decade with some new hopes and new challenges. So, you need some time off from your hard routine to say goodbye to your old tensions and you deserve some quality time to spend with your family to make new memories in this new year with your loved ones.
But if you are worried about money then you do not need to do this, as this piece of writing is going to give you all those cheap travel options that can be fit under your budget limit. I hope you all have heard about this famous quote.
“You do not have to be rich to travel well.”
So, if you want to travel under your budget limit then there is no better place than Turkey, Turkey is also called “Dramatic Nation” with very rich culture, amazing foods, beautiful destinations, delicious cuisine, ancient heritage, mesmerizing attractions, and with amazing weather to enjoy some quality time there. Turkey has ranked as the 4th most visited destination by tourists. This amazing country has lots of potential to grow in the tourism industry, as they have lots of planning for this. They have planned tourism strategy till 2023. So, it is worth to spend your money at this destination to make some amazing memories with your loved ones.
“Turkey is undoubtedly one of the best gifts that the new world has made to the old.”
If we talk about any specific region where you can go for traveling in Turkey, the place which is serene, calm, comfortable, with calm and sunny beaches then there is no better place to visit than Alanya. So, if you are traveling Turkey or Alanya for the very first time then it is important to have some basic knowledge about this amazing place, it will help you to act like a pro traveler and you will not have to go through with any hustle and toughness. For all of this, you do not need to worry, as we are here for you. We are going to guide you about Alanya through this piece of writing.
More about Alanya
So, now you have decided about the place to visit, now the next step is to know more about this amazing destination and some basic information.
Alanya is a beach resort city and is a district of Antalya (famous city of Turkey). This word is derived from the word Alannah which means “Dear Child.” Alanya is situated on the coastline of Turkey in the Mediterranean region. Alanya is 123km away from Antalya (2 hours of drive) and due to its great beach resorts, mountains, sea views, heritage, and culture this small city is very popular among tourists. This amazing and beautiful city contributes 9% of total GDP through its tourism. Alanya is also known as the city “Where the Sun Smiles”. So, what is the reason not to visit this amazing place?
Getting around Alanya
Now the next question is how you can go to Alanya? You can go to Alanya directly, as this small beach city has a small international airport there. But if land at any other international airport of Turkey, like if you land in Antalya then you will have for 2 hours (123km) to reach in Alanya. You can also take taxis to get around in Alanya and can easily visit your favorite destinations. Public transport is very good in Alanya, there are plenty of cheap fair taxis and local buses to roam around the city.
Alanya Tourism is very good and you do not need to do much to roam around the city to experience the best time of your life. There are plenty of tourist offices there where you can easily book your tickets in advance and can easily roam around the city. So, if you want to do this then there is no better option in recent times than the Alanya Tours company. So, they are going to take your headache, the only job you are going to do is enjoying your time while visiting amazing attractions.
Things to do in Alanya
If you are in Alanya then it would be so unfair not to visit the amazing attractions of this place. So, to experience the life of this amazing city you will have to do some research for this, in this way you can get maximum value for your money spent and can make amazing memories with your loved ones. For this purpose and your easiness, this piece of writing is going to tell you about amazing destinations and attractions that you can visit and enjoy your time during your stay in Alanya.
If you are a lover of heritage and cultural sites, then this one of the amazing places to visit in Alanya. Once you take a look at this mesmerizing castle then you can overlook the beauty of this. This castle is standing still along with the deep-water shores of the great sea. In past times, in the era of alexanders, some pirates used to take refuge here, so now this place exactly describes the greatness and richness of their history. The great walls of this castle protect this castle from harsh waves of the sea, and it gives eye-catching and mesmerizing views at the nighttime with beautiful lights. The entry ticket is just only for four dollars and you can witness the greatness of past times. Although it is called a castle there are the ruins of the castle but still exhibit the great lifestyle of ancient emperors. So, this is a must-visit place to give worth to your tour.
If you are a mountain lover, then this place is must visit place for you. This cave is very small and you can end up this tour in like 15 or 30 minutes. But if you want to spend more time here to remain in the air of history then you can sit at benches here and enjoy your fun time just by seeing the people and this cave. This cave was discovered in the times of WW2 by German soldiers and till then it has been great attractions for tourists. There is a myth about this cave that your problems can be solved just due to the air of this cave. The entry ticket to enter this cave is just 2$.
Alanya Dockyard is an interesting place to visit. This place consists of the ruins of an ancient well. People in the great Roman era used to park their ships here when they needed to have work done. The way of parking the ships is very interesting and still, you can see how they used to park their ships here. You can visit this amazing place and red tower in one day and if you buy the tickets for both of these then the price will be like 1$ for each. Isn’t it a fair deal?
The next spot is the Red Tower near the Alanya Dockyard. Red Tower is the tower consist of walls, and these walls connect this tower to Alanya Castle and make this site a whole place to visit. You can visit a red tower alone if you do not want to visit other attractions, but it does not take much time to visit attractions as well and it well worth your time and money you spent on it. So, in short, this place is amazing to witness the rich history of Alanya, Turkey.
As we have stated earlier this great city is also known as the beach resort city, so it would be so unfair if you do not visit the great beaches of this region. The beaches of this city give mesmerizing cool views to its visitors and you cannot take your eyes off from these views.
Cleopatra beach is very among other beaches and you can experience lots of restaurants here with mesmerizing beach views. It is a great spot to spend your quality time with low prices, great food, and amazing views. You can also enjoy the great green freshwater of the sea and you should spend some of your time to experience green water of the Mediterranean Sea here. It is worth to spend your time here.
Sapadere Canyon is like a gem in Alanya and it is like 40 minutes away from Alanya, you can witness mesmerizing and amazing views. This is like a waterfall by cutting the great river and this surrounded by great mountain walls. You can enjoy quality time here by enjoying amazing views with swimming or you can just take a glimpse of natural beauty. This is an amazing calm place to visit with your loved one. More info : Sapadere Canyon
Stand up paddling
It is a great beach resort city and has all the amazing attractions related to sea, river, water, swimming and many like this. Stand up paddling is one of those things. If you love surfing and paddling, then this activity is surely going to be your top fun activity.
Green water with mesmerizing views of red tower and Alanya castle is surely a jaw-dropping activity to enjoy here. Isn’t it is a perfect setting for activities like paddling? If you are worried that you do not have enough skills for paddling, and you are going to do this for the first time then do not worry as it’s not that tough as you are thinking about it. So, you should not miss this relaxing activity during your visit to Alanya.
This is one of the top activities to do in Alanya. It is a very good idea to enjoy the Alanya tour on the jeep, as this is the best option to see the beauty of mountains while traveling on open jeep. You can take jeep safari from Alanya city and they take you up to the Taurus mountains (almost 1200 meters above) with different stops at different places to give you whole idea and views of this beautiful place. This ride could be a little bumpy due to mountainous areas but the amazing scenes worth these little bumps. Check out our activity page more photos and prices range for Jeep Safari .
After all the fun activities, it is important to take bath with warm waters. When there is an option available to take bath in Turkish style then why not do this. Turkish style bath (Turkish Hammam) is also a fun activity to do in Alanya. This is the tradition of Romans and Turkish people carried forward it in their way. It is all about relaxing and getting rid of all your tensions and problems for some time with warm water. It’s like a Spa in Turkish style with almost two hours of bath in a steamed room decorated with marble and great traditional interior. If you like to visit Hamam. Check out our activity page for Turkish Bath .
Alanya is a great beautiful city so it will be amazing to have a bird’s eye view. So, what activity could be better than Paragliding for this? You can enjoy the Paragliding here and take the birds-eye view of great sceneries, mountains, seas, rivers, and important sites of Alanya from the top. One flight consists of almost 20 minutes’ duration and you can manage to take pictures of your unique experience, as they have great camera facilities while you are paragliding.
Check out our link on below for Paragliding.
Pirate boat trip
When we say boat trip, then swimming, sunbathing instantly pops up in our mind and it is almost like this to take a tour on pirate boat ship in Alanya. It is another great way to take a look at great ancient attractions like red tower, Alanya castle and old shipyard. If you take a pirate boat trip, then you can get the chance to see the two caves which come in the way of boat tour. You can book this boat trip with your family and can have your party of BBQ with your loved one. Believe me, it will be an amazing experience to have a party on a boat under a blue sky with green waters.
Check our page to go Pirates Boat Trip in Alanya.
City center of Alanya
Now the next step is where you can experience the local life of Alanya city. Which place is better than the markets of any city to take a look at local life? So, for this purpose, the City center of Alanya is a great place to visit to see fresh vegetables, fruits, spices, clothes and many other stuffs like this. In the local language, people call it “CUMA BAZAAR” which means Friday market in English. It is a great market for local textiles as well so you can enjoy different colors of local culture here.
Sunset over the castle
AS you already know that the other name of Alanya is “where the sun smiles”. So, it would be so unfair not to experience the sunset of great city Alanya. There is no better place other than Alanya castle and red tower to see the rays of the sunset while enjoying the beautiful views of the green sea, ancient buildings and caves. Isn’t it sound so calm and peaceful? So once you are in Alanya you should visit this place at the sunset time.
Weather conditions in Alanya
Last but not least, it is important to know about the weather condition of that place where you are going to take the tour. It would be helpful in your packing and you can easily plan your tour according to weather conditions.
|Summer (24-35 C)|
Cold (10-20 C)
Gorgeous weather with full bloom
Stable and great weather