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Alanya
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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.

Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive
Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Merkez Mah., Alparslan Turkes Bulvari, Okurcalar, Alanya, Antalya
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Located in Alanya, this beachfront property is on the boardwalk, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Alara Bazaar, and within 9 mi (15 km) of İncekum Plajı and Alara Han Castle. ...
4/5Very Good! (324 reviews)
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"Even though Hotels.com didnt provide sea view alternatives, I paid extra for that at the hotel; we were satisfied with the service they have provided during our stay."

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2020

Orange County Resort Hotel Alanya - All Inclusive
Granada Luxury Resort Okurcalar - All Inclusive
Granada Luxury Resort Okurcalar - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Alara Turizm Center Okurcalar, Alanya, Antalya
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Located in Alanya, this beachfront property is in the entertainment district, 1 mi (1.6 km) from Alara Bazaar, and within 9 mi (15 km) of İncekum Plajı and Alara ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"It is exactly as it looks in the pictures! Even nicer! We absolutely loved it and wished we had booked even more time. We were there for 5 days but could have totally stayed for 10! Definetely going back!!!"

Reviewed on Nov. 3, 2019

Granada Luxury Resort Okurcalar - All Inclusive
Riviera Hotel & Spa
Riviera Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Saray Mah. Güzelyali Cad. No:32, Alanya, Antalya
The price is CA $66 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Nestled on the beach, this Alanya hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kleopatra Beach, Alanya Aquapark, and Damlatas Caves. Alanya Harbor and Alanya Castle are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (194 reviews)
Great stay
"Bf and I stayed at the hotel for 8 nights. we had a view of the sea not far from us, room and bathroom were cleaned everyday. Shower is nice and big, the room is spacious. Service was great, we were assisted with our airport shuttle as well as corona testing right on hotel property. Cleopatra beach ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 9, 2020

Riviera Hotel & Spa
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Green Garden Suites Hotel
Green Garden Suites Hotel
Obagöl Mevkii. Obaçay cad. 2.Sok. No:9, Alanya, Antalya
Situated in Alanya, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Keykubat Plajı and within 3 mi (5 km) of Alanya Aquapark and Kleopatra Beach. Alanya Harbor and Damlatas ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
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"It’s a very very nice and comfortable place to stay long term or short term We went there for tennis and loved it"

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2020

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Royalisa City Apart Hotel
Royalisa City Apart Hotel
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Cd. No: 23, Alanya, Antalya
The price is CA $28 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in the heart of Alanya, this spa aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kleopatra Beach and Alanya Aquapark. Damlatas Caves and Alanya Gardens are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"An apartment felt like home, cosy and clean. Great location. Good value for money."

Reviewed on Apr. 2, 2021

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Caligo Apart Hotel
Caligo Apart Hotel
Carsi Mh. Damlatas Cd. Seral Sk., Alanya, Alanya
The price is CA $31 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in the heart of Alanya, this beach aparthotel is steps from Damlatas Caves and Kleopatra Beach. Alanya Aquapark and Alanya Gardens are also within 1 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (74 reviews)
"Very good location and amazingly helpful staff! Would definitely comeback the next year."

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2019

Caligo Apart Hotel
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MoeG🇨🇦

Sep 1, 2019

Loved it! Please swim in Cleopatra beach as it's better and not as salty

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Far

Jul 24, 2019

Alanya was alright but resort Service was horrible, we should be refunded for additional child we paid extra but didn't get proper room that we booked.

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