Alanya’s History and Attractions

Seyahat Rehberi


Alanya is an excellent holiday center with its extensive beaches, historical monuments, countless fish restaurants of modern hotels and motels, cafes and bars. It is the magnificent Selçuklu Castle, dating from the 13th century, which was built as a crown on the Alanya Peninsula and welcomes its guests first. In addition to its impressive façade, the unparalleled shipyard and octagonal Red Tower in monumental beauty are worth seeing.

The cafes and bars surrounding the Port of Alanya along the harbor road in the evening include boutiques selling handicrafts, leather, clothes, jewelery, handbags and water pumpkins decorated with interesting colors unique to the region. If you like exploring caves you should visit Damlataş Cave. Near the cave is the Ethnographic Museum. You can reach three sea caves by boat: Phosphorous Cave with phosphorus rocks, Girls Cave and Lovers Cave where pirates hold female prisoners.

15 km from Alanya. The Dim Age Valley is the ideal place to relax in the coolness of the shadows. Alanya, which can be reached from all the coasts, is a perfect sun, sea, sand paradise.

Alanya Castle
The Castle of Alanya is the only Selçuk castle that is preserved up to our time. In 1225, a new castle was built by Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat in place of Roman castle ruins.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Type: Historical Work: Castle

Cleopatra Beach
Kleopatra Beach, 2 km long to the west of Alanya, is a sandy beach with a wide area. Another characteristic of the beach, which takes its name from Queen Corleone Cleopatra, is that the sea is shallow.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Activity: Beach

Damlataş Cave
Damlataş Cave is located in Alanya and on the sea shore. 3 km from the center. Away. Total length is 30 m. The cave; Dry and horizontal cave type.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Location Shape: Cave

Incekum Beach
About 20 km from Alanya. West is a beautiful beach consisting of pine, natural, fine sand. There is space for tent camping.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Activity: Beach

Alanya East Beach
It is on the Antalya-Mersin highway to the east of Alanya. It consists of Keykubat Beach and its 14 km coastline extension. Beach facilities are located along the beach.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Gazipaşa
Activity: Beach

Dim Cave
Dim Cave, 12 km from the center of Alanya. East of Mount Cebereis. Dim Cave is one of the most beautiful caves in Turkey.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Location Shape: Cave

Alanya Yaylaları
Alanya – Demirtas Suburb Kas – Sapadere – Tokar and Söğüt Yaylaları. To the north of Demirtaş province bounded to Alanya, it is possible to reach the springs in the inner parts of the Taurus Mountains by stabilizing way.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Location Shape: Plateau

Ulaş Beach
Ulaş Beach, 6 km long to the center of Alanya, is one of the most preferred places to enter the sea. The highway Ulaş Recreation Park, which is the extension of the beach, was arranged as a resting place for tourists with a car.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Activity: Beach

Alanya Ancient Cities
Ancient cities and ruins in Alanya.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Type: Historical Work: Ancient City

Alanya Archeology Museum
Alanya Archeology Museum, located in the district center, opened in 1967. In addition to the two exhibition halls where archaeological and ethnographic works are exhibited, they are also exhibited in the museum garden.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Type: Museum: Archeology Museum

Alanya Atatürk Evi Museum
Alanya Atatürk Evi Museum is in Şekerhane Mahallesi. Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk came to Alanya in 1935 and stayed at the house which was organized as a museum today by Tevfik Azakoğlu.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Type: Museum: Atatürk Museum

Cave of Lovers
Aşıklar Cave is a cave with two entrances on the slope near the sea, in the historical peninsula of Alanya. The cave of Aşıklar cave is climbed up to the rocky side after the craft approaches to the rocks towards Cilvarda nose.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Er Shape: Cave

Corsairs Cave
Pirates Cave is a sea cave under the historical peninsula of Alanya Castle. Go to the boats.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Location Shape: Cave

Alanya-Dereköy Plateau
Alanya-Dereköy Plateau is reached to the village of Yayla in the north of Alanya by a 30 km asphalt road. The pine trees on the southern slopes of the activity valley of the Kargı Stream were established in fruit and vegetable gardens.
Turkey: Mediterranean: Antalya: Alanya
Location Shape: Plateau

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