The Fortress and Kleopatra Beach
Favorite thing: The prisoners of the fortress hundreds of years ago had one way to get free. To be gifted.
They had to throw a stone of the cliff and if they made it they went free. I tried it and it doesn't look far away but I didn't make it half-way! LOL After the throw I understood why no one ever made it....Why should I manage to do it...it looked so easy
Kleopatra Beach is the largest beach in the area and is located in west Alanya. I recommend the east part of Kleopatra Beach bacause there are less people there and the beach is better.
Favorite thing: The Fortress is located in the centre of Alanya, between the west and east district.
It's easy to go there, just take the bus or a taxi. You can walk up to the Fortress aswell, but it's quite sweaty so don't forget to buy and bring a lot of water.
Fondest memory: We had decided to walk up to the Fortess and walk on a path that went through the beautiful old houses that was located on the way to the top. We met two Turkish girls who said they could show us the way because they or on their way to the top aswell. They explained a lot of things for us on the way to the top and I had no guess that we had to pay them for this so I just said; Thanks a lot!
They went nuts and they explained that they were Tourist Guides and they took 10 millon Lira for an hour! I said that it was to much because it only took 10 minutes or so! I gave them 4 million even if I knew they wern't guides.
After we went up we met a couple from Holland and one couple from Belgium and they paid 20 million each to the guides!!
It's hard to know what to do in these situations, but I don't encourage dishonest people. Doesn't matter if they are Swedes or Turkish people. So from now on I will always ask if they are guides or just making money on a dishonest way...=)
Climate and Nature
Favorite thing: In Alanya has Mediterranean climate. Winter months are mild and rainy and the summer months are very hot and dry. Through the mountains in the East, North and West the cold winds from the interior will be broken so it is possible to bath in the sea for over 8 month and to cultivate tropical fruits and cultivated plants.
Favorite thing: There is a exchange office in almost every corner in Alanya and they are open from morning to late in the evenings.
CAREFULL WHAT YOU DRINK
Favorite thing: Make sure you always drink bottled mineral water, the tap water in Alanya will give you the shi*s LOL
Favorite thing: If you get the chance to visit one of the local markets you won't be dissapointed, they are the perfect place to meet the locals and buy some really cheap goods.
- Family Travel
Favorite thing: In the east part of Alanya the "Party Street" is located, the nightlife is very intense!
The beautiful harbour is also located here.
The Cleopatra Beach
Fondest memory: Very fine and white sand! In the noon the sand is incredible hot; so wear shoes or just run into the water.