Alanya Travel Guide

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    Alanya Sunset at Cleopatra Beach
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Alanya Things to Do

  • Turkish bath and a relaxing massage

    Traditional turkish bath (also known as hamam) and a relaxing massage are the best way to start your holiday in Alanya. I recommend Arsi Turkish bath, spa & wellness, it is really relaxing place, has very friendly and hospitable owner and excellent masseurs. You should try peeling and Turkish massage on your first day. They say that peeling will...

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  • Dim Çayı

    The Dim River. It emerges from the Taurus Mountains at the eastern end of Alanya.Having read rave reviews, we rented a car for the day to go exploring. Well worth it. The road follows the river inland, past the hydro electricity dam and along the side of the lake created by it, surrounding all the time by steep, wooded mountains. Mt Akdağ...

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  • Tersane

    The shipyard.More interesting than it sounds at first - it dates from the Seljuk era. It was late morning when I visited (in August) and already over 30c. The short walk from the city centre had me soaked in sweat.But, the shipyard was delightfully cool inside. At least 10c less, I'd reckon. Shade. Breeze. The sea. Bliss.Astonishing to realise the...

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Alanya Restaurants

  • Nice live music

    We had a birthday dinner at the Merlot restaurant in march 2014. Waiters was friendly and birthday girl got a special treatment. Good food and drinks. Nice live music.

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  • Delicious foods and good wines

    Bacus restaurant offers really delicious foods and good wines. International dishes, good starters, salads, pastas, pizzas and main courses with beef, chicken or fish. Also traditional Turkish cuisine, different kinds of kebabs and a special menu for kids. Bacus bar has a wide selection of classic cocktails and every hour is a happy hour, which...

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  • different!

    The part of the Dim River just below the dam is full of "picnic waterpark" restaurants. You bring your won food, rent a table and get to use the place's waterpark style fun features - slides, dives etc.Some also offer food. We chose one of the ones which would serve food to us. We sat on a small platform half a meter above the river - on cushions,...

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Alanya Nightlife

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  • James Dean..More like no thanks

    Me my sister and out friend that we met out there went to james dean one night before going onto our usual place (Robin Hood) We went in and it was awful. I went to the toilet and when I came out someone sprayed me with this disgusting lemon spray and then asked me to pay for it (This was a member of staff and they were doing it to many other...

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  • Best club in Alanya

    Me and my sister visited Alanya in September 2011 for 10 days. I am in my late teens and my sister in her early 20's. We were very interested in the clubbing scene. One of the first main clubs we tried first was robin hood and it was amazing! Noting compared to it. It was so good that we went back every night! There's 4 floors of different music so...

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  • And don't drink to much.....

    You can sit in the bar and make a nice conversation with one of the many tourists. If you are a dancer you can go to the dance floor. The music is various. They play various types of popular music.Opening Hours: 9.00 p.m. - 03.00 a.m.Robin Hood Dance Bar is open all year.Payment: Cash No problem but most people dress young and trendy.

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Alanya Transportation

  • car rental

    We rented our car from ALP - they had a wee advert at the hotel reception. €40 per day for a 4 door Fiat Albea with aircon. An extra €10 for fully comprehensive insurance. Fuel is extra - the car was delivered empty, and putting some in was our first task.They bring the car to the hotel, so it should all be painless. He brought the wrong one for...

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  • flights

    The nearest big airport is Antalya, 110km to the west. Our tour company transported us, so I’m not sure how it works if you’re doing it the independent way. Trip takes about 2 hours. Gazipaşa is nearer (29km) but I’ve no idea what services are available.It’s big, bright, cool and well organised. On the downside, prices at all the catering...

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  • public bus

    The public bus service stopped outside our hotel every 10 minutes. It was a 10 minute trip into downtown Alanya. Air conditioned & modern vehicles. Cost is 2ytl or 1€ each way. You pay the driver, so change or small notes is a good idea - no tickets are issued. A computer display will tell you where the bus is, and where the upcoming stops are....

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Alanya Shopping

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  • Guitar shop and musical instruments in...

    You can find all musical instruments includes keyboards and digital pianos here. And what you need about musical instrumetns , it is ready in 24 hours in Alanya. They have dialer of fender, ibanez, yamaha, kawai, tama, washburn, takamine, marshall, ernie ball, daddario, elixir and over 100 brands in Turkey. It is ok to pay with credit card also....

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  • Shopping in Alanya

    Alanya is shoppers paradise. In every corner you will find a shop with designer bags, designers clothes, designer towels and designer shoes (copy of course). In shops that don't have fix prices you have to haggle or you will pay overprice. If you buy a couple of things from the same store you can haggle down the price with about 50%. If you buy...

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  • Carik shopping store

    A good store with copy of designer shoes and clothes for men, women and children. This store have fix prices but it's possible to do some haggle (not much). Better quality then the "norman" stores. Desiger copy clothes and shoes. Armani, LV, Gucci, Prada, RL ect ect.

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Alanya Local Customs

  • Alanya Kebap !!!

    Alanya kebab is a kebab consisting of beef, pieces of bread, and tomatoes that are topped with a spicy chili sauce. The dish possibly originated in Germany and named after Alanya, a popular destination of German holiday people, and spread to other parts of Europe. Such kebab is completely unknown in Turkey. The dish is very popular in Scandinavia,...

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  • BUILDING SITES

    All over Turkey you will see many, many unfinished projects such as hotels, appartements, and houses that just seem to be left like that for years, i presume they just do the work when they get a bit of spare cash

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  • WAY TO MUCH TURKISH RAKI

    Hahahahahahahahahaha, my daughter asked to place this picture of me on v.t. coz i look cool hahahahahahahahaha, i would say i look pis*ed LOL

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Alanya Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't have your picture taken with a...

    May I on the strongest urge people not to have their photo taken with a monkey or any other wild, captured animal. Don't support this cruel industry!!Please read this:http://www.wspa.org.au/getinvolved/traveller/default.aspx

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  • Cleoparta Beach

    The famous Cleopatra Beach in Alanya has no more blue flag. Although the beach has rare fine sands, in the sea just at shore there are hidden rocks which couses vocation trouble for beachers. A few years ago sea shore had also fine sands in the sea. But after earthquake of 2000 in Marmara region high waves brought fine sands of the sea to the...

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  • Bicycle and motorbikes

    Please be cereful while in Alanya:1- Young men ride bicycles on crowdy walking pavements,2- Motorbikers ride very fast on opposite direction,3- Never cross the road without looking right and left side, Be sure that no vehicle coming,4- Try to cross the road at traffic sign lamps. Never make a step before seeing all vehicles stop, Be cereful a biker...

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Alanya Tourist Traps

  • Golden Fingers Hamam Alanya Turkey,...

    We visited the Hamam at Ataturk Street Alanya. We were promissed massage for next 4 days and a free hamam the day we visited the bath.The second day we noticed that one of our lockers where we kept bags, money and other belonging during the massage was difficuty to open.Next day the other locker room where open when we came back from massage. I am...

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  • Organised Tours

    If you’re on a package holiday, your rep will offer you some pretty decent deals. One I would not recommend is the Alanya Tour. You spend the morning exploring 3 seriously overpriced shops (Gold, Leather & Textiles) – 45 minutes in each shop, get 15 minutes at a great viewpoint, have a basic lunch, rush around a cave for 20 minutes (‘cause...

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  • Hamam Konackli

    For around 15 € they offer a tour to a hamam. If the destination in the Hamam Konackli, I can not recommend it.The relaxation states, as experience rather resembled a mass release, which then in considering this was the funniest on the whole. The oriental soap was quickly over, and in a small middle room. The establishment needed a thorough...

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Alanya What to Pack

  • PLUG IN MOSQUITO REPELLENT

    Alanya can be quite a nusence when it comes to mosquitoes, we found the best method to beat these little bas*ards is a plug in repelent, just buy the little tablets and place them in your adapter every night before you go out

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  • ELECTRIC PLUG SOCKETS

    Just remember when travelling from the u.k and enywhere else that has 3 pin electrical plugs to take an adaptor, Turkey's electricity is 2 pin

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  • No bites on me

    We were told to take one garlic pearl a day for two weeks before we went on holiday to avoid mosquito bites, and it worked!! In our hotel several people were covered in them, but not us. Worth a go - it worked for us and it doesn't make your breath smell

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Alanya Off The Beaten Path

  • Dim Brook

    Dim Brook takes its source from the Taurus and flows to the Mediterranean sea from the east of Alanya; there are picnic areas on the coast of it which is 15 km inside from the coast of the Mediterranean. In summer the tables of field restaurants under the old plane trees are set in the brook. The guests sit there bare feet in the brook. In some...

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  • Sunset at Cleopatra Beach

    The sunset at Cleopatra Beach is magical. This is something you should not miss.You can take a swim as the sun goes down, the water is warm all day and night.

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  • Take a picture with a monkey

    There is a man that goes around the Ataturk street (main street) with a monkey in a diaper, if you want you can take a picture with the little thing. He takes 20 Lira (about 10 Euro) but you can haggle down the price more.

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Alanya Sports & Outdoors

  • WHITE WATER RAFTING

    Although i have yet to put myself through this ordeal everyone i've meet who has done white water rafting says its a great day out, perhaps next time All equipment is provided including safety gear such as helmets and life jackets

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  • A NUMB BUM

    This photo shows me and my wife having a go on the ringoes, this i can recommend for a good laugh. It wasn't verry funny for the wife though, her arse got wedged between the ringo and the water hahahaha, and when she got off her backside was black and blue hehehehe. All equipment is provided

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  • Scuba Diving

    That was my first dive with scuba. Super!!!!It was a great fun, though there is nothing to see in the sea in Alania. Of course it is definetely not the Red Sea ;-(

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Alanya Favorites

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  • Drink

    In the summertime it gets very hot in Alanya, it's not unusual to get 40-50 degrees celcius during daytime.So it's really important to drink a lot of water or my sport drink so you don't dehydrate. The travel guide said for every 10 degrees you should drink 1 liter of water or sport drink. A small bottle of water costs about 0,5 Lira (about 0,25...

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  • Exchange office

    There is a exchange office in almost every corner in Alanya and they are open from morning to late in the evenings.

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  • Blue Sky

    The fortress of Alanya on the hillsideCleopatra beachShopping in the main streetCharter a fishing boat As a tourist destination it is easy to be ripped-off, thinking that you are taking the best deals when shopping, just shop at the main street of Alanya!!!

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