Alanya, Turkey

Alanya, Turkey

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One of Turkey's most popular cities

With its strategic position on a small peninsula jutting out into the Mediterranean, Alanya was once a stronghold for a multitude of empires over the centuries. This is particularly evident with the 13th century Alanya Castle and its walls that overlook the city and split the town’s sandy beach into two, with Cleopatra Beach on one side and the Eastern Beach on the other.

Today, Alanya is one of Turkey’s most visited destinations, offering outdoor adventures like scuba diving and Jeep safari tours, historic sites like The Red Tower and Tersane, and beachfront restaurants, cafés, and bars, plus a nightlife renowned throughout the country.

If you want to do a little more exploring, popular daytrips include the Roman ruins of Side, which features 2nd century temples of Athena and Apollo, and the famous waterfalls, minarets, and mosque of Manavgat.

Alanya Castle

Alanya Castle

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Alanya Castle

Alanya Castle

The 13th century castle features views across the city and out to the Pamphylian plain and Cilician mountains.

The castle walls split the town’s sandy beach into two, with Cleopatra Beach on one side and the Eastern Beach on the other.

Red Tower and Tersane

Red Tower and Tersane

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Red Tower and Tersane

Red Tower and Tersane

The 13th Century octagonal red brick tower was built in the 13th century to protect the tersane (shipyard).

A wooden walkway runs from the tower to the the only Seljuk-built shipyard remaining in Turkey. The tower houses the Ethnographic Museum of Alanya.

The Roman Ruins of Side

The Roman Ruins of Side

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The Roman Ruins of Side

The Roman Ruins of Side

A popular day trip, explore the 2nd century temples of Athena and Apollo, and the famous waterfalls, minarets, and mosque of Manavgat.

Alanya, Turkey At a glance

Current Weather:
22°C / 71 °F
Mon
26°
15°
Tue
27°
16°
Wed
27°
17°
Thu
28°
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Current Time:
6:53:58 pm2015/05/03 18:53:58 pm
EEST
Sunday, May 03
Offset:
UTC/GMT +03:00
Currency:
Turkish Lira
Exchange Rates:
  • 0.37
  • 0.45
  • 0.24
  • 0.47
  • 0.33
  • 23.54
  • 1.11
  • 5.75
Local Details:
Size: 1,582.00 KM2 (610.81 MI2)
Population: 264,692
Density: 167 Pop/KM2 (65 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +90

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