Alanya is a beach resort town in the province of Antalya on the southern coast of Turkey.
A 14th century castle rises above the entire town of Alanya with the famous red tower dominating the skyline. It is a UNESCO world heritage site of which the locals are rightfully proud.
Alanya is made up of two halves – a rocky peninsula divides its two lovely Blue Flag beaches. Both beaches have beautiful soft golden sand and offer a variety of watersports for everybody to enjoy while spending the day relaxing on the beach.
The crystal clear waters of Alanya make it the ideal place for scuba diving and snorkelling as you will come across a huge variety of marine life with many exotic fish.
Alanya also boasts a very popular market which takes place every Friday and is definitely worth a visit. There are a variety of stalls including those of the local farmers selling fresh produce. Don't be shy when it comes to the Turkish tradition of haggling - there's always a deal to be had.
A stay in Alanya would not be complete without a visit to the Damlatas Caves. There are many underwater and underground caves in Alanya but Damlatas is the most famous with its many stalagmites and stalactites. It is often referred to as the cave of the dripping stones and you are able to access it on foot.
Hotels in Alanya vary from comfortable, good value 2 stars on a room only or bed and breakfast basis to luxury 5 star All Inclusive Hotels in Alanya. Most All Inclusive hotels serve a blend of local Turkish dishes along with international cuisine for you to choose from and you will be able enjoy a variety of soft drinks as well something stronger with a selection of wines, beers and spirits if that takes your fancy.
For those staying in a hotel on a room only or bed and breakfast basis, Alanya boasts many fine restaurants for you to choose from so you will not be short of enticing options when dining out down on the seafront.
The nightlife in Alanya is centred around the Harbour Mile which runs along the waterfront with many lively family orientated bars and a number of clubs that will keep the party people going until the early hours. You will be spoilt for choice.
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