Alanya

Travel Guide
Alanya

Ancient Seljuk ruins and mystical caves stand alongside golden-sand beaches and resort hotels in this lively city on the Turkish Riviera.

Old meets new in Alanya with an intriguing blend of ancient Seljuk heritage and modern resort activities. Explore a citadel of centuries-old landmarks, visit archaeological museums and discover the stunning natural beauty of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline. Additionally, Alanya offers attractive sandy beaches, amusement parks, seafront hotels and a lively nightlife scene.

Alanya began as a fortified citadel on a rocky peninsula. It is home to popular historical attractions such as the 13th-century Alanya Castle, built by the sultan of the Seljuk dynasty. Stroll along zigzagging lanes lined with cafés and souvenir shops to Alanya Shipyard, one of Turkey’s last surviving Seljuk dockyards. Gaze up at the impressive Red Tower, a 108-foot-tall (33-meter) octagonal watchtower.

Stretching in both directions from the peninsula are safe swimming beaches framed by all-inclusive hotels, bars and restaurants. Select one to sip a raki (aniseed-flavored liquor) and sample a Turkish kebab or meze (mixed appetizer platter). Join boat trips to magnificent sea caves, including Asiklar Cave, Kizlar Cave and Phosphorus Cave.

Try Jet-Skiing, parasailing and snorkeling at Keykubat Beach and Portakal Beach, running east from the shipyard. Go to Damlatas Beach, near the peninsula’s western side, and marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites of Damlatas Cave. Continue to Cleopatra Beach, another popular watersports center. Legend states that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra once swam here.

Away from the beach, museums retrace the city’s history. Spot artifacts from the Byzantine, Ottoman, Seljuk and Roman periods at the Alanya Archaeological Museum. Learn about the Turkish revolutionist Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at the Alanya Ataturk House Museum.

Have fun on fairground attractions and waterslides at Alanya Lunapark. Browse the boutiques and fashion outlets of Alanya Shopping Mall. Enjoy a night out at the cocktail bars, discos and pubs centered on the historic shipyard.

Get here by flying to Gazipaşa Airport, located 25 miles (41 kilometers) south from Alanya’s city center. Flights arrive daily from major European destinations. Balmy Mediterranean temperatures make vacations in Alanya pleasant year-round.

M.C.A. Marquis Hotel
M.C.A. Marquis Hotel
Güllerpınarı Mahallesi, Ahmet Tokuş Bulvarı No: 18, Alanya, Antalya
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The price is NZ$42 per night from 17 Feb. to 18 Feb.
Located in Alanya, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Alanya Harbor, Red Tower and Alanya Aquapark. Damlatas Caves and Kleopatra ...
3.9/5 Good! (94 reviews)
"I was there for 7 days and I had sew view room. My stay was enjoyable and location is perfect. Close to everything. Reception stuff are very helpfull. Nice terace with brekfast. I would stay again in M.C.A hotel."

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2022

M.C.A. Marquis Hotel
Kaptan Hotel
Kaptan Hotel
4 out of 5
Iskele Caddesi No 70, Alanya, Antalya
The price is NZ$76 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Located in the heart of Alanya, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Red Tower, Kleopatra Beach and Alanya Aquapark. Alanya Castle is 1 mi (1.5 km) ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (198 reviews)
"Excellent property in great location. Reception friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great but staff at restaurant need more customer service training (zero English) and one of them needs to wear his mask properly and sanitize tables after every use."

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2022

Kaptan Hotel
Long Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Long Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Türkler mh. Akdeniz Bulvari No:26, Alanya, Antalya
This Alanya resort is on the beach, 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sealanya, and within 6 mi (10 km) of İncekum Plajı and Alaettinoglu Cultural Park. Konakli Mosque and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (16 reviews)
"As a Brittish and Turkish National I'd say that the hotel itself and the beach was flawless, however i am a very social person and it seemed like the hotel was catered for tourists from the eastern bloc countries which effectively left my family outside the traditional fun and games, we were very ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Long Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Sonata
Villa Sonata
Damlatas Cad. Seral Sok. No 31, Alanya, Antalya
The price is NZ$22 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
Located in the heart of Alanya, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Damlatas Caves and Kleopatra Beach. Alanya Aquapark and Alanya Castle are also within ...
3.8/5 Good! (126 reviews)
Mixed
"Excellent location, nice people, lovely communal areas, but apartments quite small, tired and poorly equiped"

Reviewed on 19 May 2021

Villa Sonata
Bella Rose Apart
Bella Rose Apart
Mesut Caddesi Oba yolu Mevki No: 25, Alanya, Antalya
The price is NZ$33 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Located in the heart of Alanya, this aparthotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Keykubat Plajı, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Dimcay and Alanya Harbor. Alanya Gardens and ...
3.8/5 Good! (16 reviews)
"Very friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2021

Bella Rose Apart
Club Sidar
Club Sidar
Saray Mah. M.Sükrü Ulusoy Cad. No.24, Alanya, Antalya
Located in the heart of Alanya, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Milli Egemenlik Stadium and Kleopatra Beach. Alanya Aquapark and Alanya Castle ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (227 reviews)
"Not great at all, literally everything cost money"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2021

Club Sidar
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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