Things to do in Alanya

Top Things to Do in Alanya

Things to Do in Alanya

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  • Claire
    2 contributions
    We really enjoyed our holiday in Alanya. We stayed in kleopatra Ramira, a fantastic 4* hotel. The staff and owner took real pride in the hotel, and whilst it's always easy to find fault if you want to, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and felt we got fantastic value for money.
    The hotel was in a less touristy area and an easy 15 minutes walk to the beach. Our hotel provided sunbeds and parasols, and they were much needed as during September the temperature was still in the 30's. The sand is quite coarse - rather like sharp sand, and be warned, the sand gets EXTREMELY hot. Thankfully I had seen another review mentioning this so bought some water/ beach shoes before we went. The beach itself is picturesque, framed by cliffs left and right, and the left cliff has an amazing castle and fortified walls perched on top. You can visit this via a cable car. The beach has a lovely promenade that has benches, flower beds, sculptures and palm trees and is very pleasant to walk along.
    The beach has a sudden sharp incline to the sea, meaning there are some pretty powerful waves, and it can be difficult to make an elegant exit from the sea. Children would need careful supervision and non swimmers would need to take care as it's very easy to get thrown off balance and floored. Having said that, it was really fun to jump in the waves, and If you swim a bit further out it is possible to swim, but look out for rips. You can also indulge in all the usual water sports and para-gliding.
    We visited an amazing indoor market on the main street- id never seen fruit and veg like it, SO fresh and colourful, and of course cheap. We bought our teas in the market (pomegranate and apples). You have to haggle, which I don't mind, husband hates it. Think of the price you would rather pay and stick to that. Also, a lot of the tourist prices are in euros, but you can ask to pay in lira.
    Alanya town centre was a 25 minute walk from the hotel, and the harbour was about 40 minutes. There are so many shops, but what we really liked about Alanya is that it isn't just a resort, it's a proper town, so there are turkish clothing stores ( we like Waikiki, Turkey's own brand clothing store- a bit like zara and H&m, but a lot cheaper), and heaven for me- lots of fabric stores! We found the prices quite cheap- definitely cheaper than Side ( we visited the Side resort in May). The town is clean and care has been taken in the planning, and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants. Be warned that in the main tourist area the prices are higher but get lower further away. When it comes to fake designer bags, some side streets were selling them for 10-20 euro whereas a lady I spoke to in the plane said in
    one shop the owner would not go below 35€! So, shop around. Prices vary with the knock
    off perfumes too, and it is possible to get really bargains.
    We really enjoyed Alanya and would definitely go there again. We preferred it to our holiday in Side, as apart from the amazing ruins, it's just one huge resort with the same shops repeated over and over again, and not much else to see.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • eardley_towers
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom32 contributions
    100 turkish lira per person for a round trip in the cable car. As you get to the top of the mountain you have to walk up over 100 steep steps to the top of the castle. Not really suitable for people with limited mobility. Great panoramic views once you reach the top and also a there is a bazzar and mosque that you can visit.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Masa
    18 contributions
    Magnificent fortress, great views, cafes and restaurants there - i recomend staying there and enjoying the view.
    Beautiful!!!!
    Affordable to see, 5e for return ticket
    Written 28 August 2022
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  • Gitana Gedvilaitė
    Vilnius, Lithuania2 contributions
    Breath-taking landscape, excellent air, stunning nature.
    I have never seen anything more beautiful than that. Must visit.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Shay A
    Moscow, Russia10 contributions
    If you wanna get there, you won’t find “Alanya Gardens” on Google Maps. Instead - look for “Alanya Belediyesi 100. Yıl Atatürk Parkı”.

    You’re welcome.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Vladimir
    Moscow, Russia3 contributions
    The tower is rebuilt to its original specifications, is well kept. Besides its surroundings are used by local people and tourists - you can swim directly under it.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • sandracumiskey
    Northampton, UK14 contributions
    Lovely shopping area but go late morning or early afternoon as it doesn't get lively till them. Lovely eating places.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • Natallia
    Wroclaw, Poland14 contributions
    It is far away 11 km from Alanya, that is 145 km short of Antalya where is the center of tourism in Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Cave has altitude 232 m and it is on west hillside of Cebeli Reis Mountain that has 1691 m height.
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • Natallia
    Wroclaw, Poland14 contributions
    We took a sightseeing tour of Alanya and get a lot of unforgettable experiences .Excursion ships was in the style of Corsairs. dive from the stern, see local attractions from the water. We dived from the stern, examined local sights from the water.
    Written 30 August 2022
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  • KimmoTravel
    Oulu, Finland312 contributions
    There are very large selevtion of quality brand clothes and accessories. Wife thinks that womens clothes are in disorder and there is hard to find what you want. Mens department was more clear to navigate. Prices were ok and location good next to mainroad.
    Written 20 August 2022
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  • eardley_towers
    Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom32 contributions
    A small cave that has some really old stalactites/stalagmites, it is a quick activity to do. The cave has supposedly healing properties for asthma sufferers.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Caroline M
    Eastbourne, UK14 contributions
    My partner and I went for the dolphin and sealion show and also the swimming with a dolphin experience.
    As soon as we entered the park there were people with parrots placing them on your shoulders and taking photos.
    The show itself was very good, although it was frustrating to see parents with young children trying to take them up to the sealion to meet them, luckily the staff were on the ball and guided them away.
    The dolphin experience was amazing, there is a photographer in the area with you. The dolphin trainer was brilliant and explained everything that was happening clearly.
    The only downside to the day was the extortionate prices of the photos as the were €25 each or €150 for all 12. They do try and talk you into buying all 12 by dropping the price.

    Written 4 September 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,708 contributions
    Access to the ancient shipyard, Tersane is only by foot along the reconstructed sea wall. There is an entrance fee but you might be satisfied just taking a peak inside. Two idyllic small cafeterias frequented mainly by locals are on the way.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • belgianguy1
    Bruges, Belgium11,178 contributions
    This park up on the hill is well maintained, with many benches and garbage bins...the views from here are spectacular, the ocean and the harbor and the entire city below...I walked up here from downtown, very feasible, about one hour, good workout!
    Written 5 November 2021
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  • Kathy C
    United Kingdom47 contributions
    The company that we came thru arrange everything very nice. The hotel is only for Russian and Turkish tourists, we stayed a week and English is not very known. If you are a different nationality is hard with the animation as it's all in Russian and Turkish, it was a bit boring. I wish I knew that before.
    The food is great and it's a good variety for all the meals. The personal is nice even if with the majority we couldn't talk.
    Written 30 September 2018
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