With a glorious blend of old meets new, it’s easy to see why holidays in Alanya are a popular choice. With an ancient castle as its backdrop and a large harbour along its shoreline, Turkey’s southern-most resort Alanya boasts two sandy beaches with abundant water sports and a modern marina lined with bars and restaurants. Its bustling town centre has lots of shops and bazaars, along with hotels, eateries and a lively nightlife scene. Get up close to ancients sites in the Old Town, including the Citadel and Red Tower, or explore the natural caves and coves along the coastline. Further afield discover the wonders of Antalya and the amphitheatres at Perge and Aspendos. Add in an excellent choice of hotels and apartments and a year-round sunny climate and it’s easy to see why Alanya is a favourite destination in Turkey. Whether it’s a family holiday, a romantic break, or a fun-packed break with friends, a holiday in Alanya really does tick all the boxes on your wish-list.
Youll be spoilt for things to do during a holiday in Alanya. Spend your days on Alanya Beach or Cleopatra Beach and try out the water sports including parasailing and jet skiing. Have a splashing time at the Alanya Aqua Park. Head to the town centre for the cinema and bowling alley. Explore the coastline on a boat trip from the Marina or take a jetfoil over to the island of Cyprus or enjoy a fishing or diving excursion. Visit the weekly market in Yesiloz. The Dalmatas and Dim Caves are just waiting to be discovered.
Alanya boasts a lively nighttime scene. When the sun goes down, enjoy drinks by the waterfront, wander through the bazaars, dine in a traditional restaurant and finish the night off in a nightclub or disco the choice is yours. Most of the hotels have their own entertainment programmes with belly dancing shows and live music. Theres also a cinema and bowling alley.
Youll find lots of choices to tempt your taste buds on a holiday in Alanya. Turkish specialities not to miss include locally caught fish and seafood, dolmas and kofte meatballs. Theres also a good selection of international cuisine available including Thai and Chinese, as well as fast food options such as Burger King and McDonalds. Try some traditional Turkish sweet apple tea or some strong coffee, while a glass of raki or local wine make a good accompaniment to your meal.