Some good history - some good places - some good people - some good beaches
Full of hotels, too hot in the summer, almost obliged visit's to leather and jewellery stores
In a nutshell
Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine.... but you'll never be alone
Alanya Castle is obviously a landmark of the city, as it is seen basically from every point. The castle walls date back to the 13th century and are built on top of Byzantine fortifications. The walls are 6,5 km long and include 140 towers, including the most famous Red...
For all the people who likes to party day and night then Alanya is the place to go to. The best party places in located in the bazar area just by the harbour area. There's a lot of places to choose from. We went to several different places and they were all great and open...
There are two beaches in Alanya. This one is on the west side of the Alanya castle an it's called Cleopatra beach.At Cleopatra beach the sand is more fine corned than on the East side. There are more waves at the Cleopatra side. The water is wonderful, warm and clean. It's...
There's plenty of different kinds of boat trips to choose from. We took the one hour tour from the harbor. At the tour the boat stops 3-4 times for 10minutes swimming time. The route is along the castle where we stopped by several caves, and then to Cleopatra beach and back...
Red Tower - Kızılkule
The Red Tower is right by the harbour on the East side of the Castle. The Tower is connected with the wall of Alanya Castle. Now the Red Tower is a museum, it cost 3 Lira (about 1,5 Euro) to enter the Tower. The steps to climb up to the top of the tower are very hard to...
Grand Kaptan Hotel
2 Reviews and 157 Opinions 5*, Huge Pool, Private Beach. Good Rooms. EMAZING.
McDonalds: City center McDonalds
There are two McDonalds in Alanya. This one is on the main street (Ataturk road)See my other tip on McDonalds East side. The prices are about the same as in any other big city
Big Mac is always a Big Mac
Sampyion: Amazing, local restaurant
We had dinner three times at this restaurant. (Two adults, two teenagers and a 9-year-old).The food is simply perfect.The restaurant is - off course - specialized in kebab, but the quality is far beyond any off the touristy places in the surrounding area. This is probably...
James Dean: 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...
ROBIN HOOD/LATINO CLUB: 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...
Generally the ferries go from Tasucu near Silifke to the East of Alanya but in summer the go from Alanya also.All details are on the web page but here they are anyway.Fergun Shipping CompanyTasucu Office 08.00-24.00 Tel. 0324 741 23 23Catamaran 2 hr dep 11.00 dailySlow ferry...
By the street: 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...
Carik: 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.
Passage: Passage shopping store
A big store with clothes for kids, women and med. This store have fix prices so you can't haggle here. The prices are a little higher than the "normal" stores but the quality are a little better. You can find all the designer brands here such as: Armani, Ralph Lauren,...
SÖNMEZ: Good copy of bags and shoes
If you want good copy of shoes and bags this is the shop to go to. It located in the big bazzar. The prices is much higher than the normal stores but the quality is much much better and they have the latest models of designer bags and shoes. It's possible to haggle here but...
Don't have your picture taken with a monkey!!
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
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...
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...
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.
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
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...
Explore Deeper into Alanya
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