The Red Tower - Kyzyl Kule
The Red Tower (Kyzyl Kule in Turkish) is so called of the reddish bricks used when built. It is the town's main attraction and landmark, with a going back history until 1221. The name of Selcuklu Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat got involved with the Red Tower, who took the city, married the daughter of the big boss, and planned the idea of the Red Tower for defend of town's shipyard.
The 8-dided tower got finished in 1226, is 33m high with 5 floors. Good to know that the lowest floor often houses exhibtions of historical matters (from the Selcuk and Ottoman periods). See the characteristic embrasures you can see on all sides of the tower. Imagine how soldiers poured out boiling water, or other unpleasant substances through the small openings hitting the attackers who got too close ...
WHITECLIFFS ALANYA PAGES
"ALANYA, BEAUTY FROM ABOVE"
Alanya is another one of those small sleepy fishing towns that has grown over the years in to one of Turkey's largest tourist towns. There is an average of 200,000 people living in Alanya at the moment and when the season starts this grows to a stagering 800,000 people so if you don't like crowds you have come to the wrong place. Alanya has 2 main beaches, the best being the one in the photo,which is cleopatras beach, the other one is not so good, it has a lot of rocks and is very awkward when you go swimming. Both beaches are seporated by a beautifull fortress called the KALE which you can see anywhere in Alanya, i will explain all about this fortress in my must see activaties.So all in all this was a great place to visit, and my only moan would be, it got a little to crowded for my likeing. Go early in the season or late to avoid the crowds.
"ALANYA AND ITS COASTLINE"
Alanya is dominated by its fortress and is a very spectacular sight by day and night. From here you can see the whole of Alanya and beyond, and what a view it is, its actually higher than it looks on the photos, but there again photos never do a place justice do they
"THE HIGH CLIFFS FROM THE FORTRESS"
A beautiful shot of the cliffs reaching down to the sea. This is a popular stop off point for boats because of the caves that run along this part of the cliffs, great place to snorkle