Alanya is a seaside resort on the Turkish Riviera and is located 125 km east of Antalya. Alanya is the capital of the eponymous district in the east of Antalya province.
Because of its natural strategic position on a small peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea below the Taurus Mountains, Alanya has been a local stronghold for many Mediterranean-based empires, including the Ptolemaic, Seleucid, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman. Alanya’s greatest political importance came in the Middle Ages, with the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm under the rule of Alaeddin Kayqubad I, from whom the city derives its name. His building campaign resulted in many of the city’s landmarks, such as the Kızıl Kule (Red Tower), Tersane (Shipyard), and Alanya Castle.
The shining star of the Mediterranean, Alanya, is the perfect tourist destination with its long, sandy beaches, historical artifacts, natural beauty, fish restaurants, contemporary hotels, cafés, bars and discos. Alanya welcomes you with its 13-centuries old Seljuk Castle, which is situated like a crown at top of Alanya’s peninsula.
Cafés are surrounding Alanya harbor and those cafes are creating decent day and night pleasures to you. Along the harbor road you will find boutiques are selling textile, leather, jewelry and local color bedeck gourds. On the way to harbor you find the painters and those painters can make your portrait or any picture you want on their stands. If you are one of the cave explorer you must visit Dimcay cave and Damlatas. Next to the Damlatas cave you will find Alanya ethnography museum. Daily boat trips are taking you to 3 different caves and those caves are with phosphorescent rocks Fosforlu cave (phosphorous Cave), Asiklar cave (Lovers Cave) and Kizlar cave (Girls Cave) where the pirates are used to kept women captive. Dimcay valley at north of Alanya is indispensable relaxing area for the people in hot Mediterranean summers. In that valley away from the heat you can relax in shaded shelters, swim in the cold water of Dimcay river and test the delicious fish in restaurants which built in harmony with the nature.
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