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Alanya Travel Guide: 441 reviews and 1,016 photos


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 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


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

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Magical nightlife
  • Cons:Alanya has 2 beaches, 1 good and 1 bad
  • In a nutshell:A lively Turkish city that is bursting at the edges in the summer
  • Last visit to Alanya: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oct 3, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    Best take a bus out to Lara beach, to the east of the city.

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    Jan 1, 2008 at 5:10 AM

    I will need a vacation come Feb/Mar. during Ankara's winter. If you were a woman traveling alone, would you go to Alanya or Antalya. Note: I've never been to Alanya, but Ant. 2 times

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    Nov 6, 2007 at 12:15 AM

    You also can go to the top of the fortress by municpal bus- It starts at the Damlataş Mağarası (cave) near the tourist office. The price is 1 YTL (0,60 Eur). My tip: go up by bus and down by walk. It´s a nice walk.

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    May 12, 2007 at 10:10 AM

    I've been there more then once, and I can say, the food is very good and after dinner at about 22.00 oçlock the music gets louder and then the coctails become important. It's a recommder!!!! try it next time you are in alanya

  • bonanza07alanya's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2007 at 11:22 AM

    heyy everybody!!first of all, i have to say that u have done a great page to introduce alanya job frend.I am from alanya but to tell the truth,i couldnt introduce well alanya as much as you could...you have done a great job....congrutujulations...

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2006 at 1:45 PM

    Great page Cliff. The Kale is magnificent. I'll try to get there when I eventually go to Turkey.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 10:06 AM

    Cliff, you've done a marvelous job introducing us to the joys of Turkey; it's beauty, friendliness of its people, great food, and wonderful landscapes. I always enjoy your tips with that touch of humor you do so well.

  • mad4travel's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 11:38 AM

    Lovely Analya pages. I love Turkey but I did'nt make it here. Maybe next time :-)

  • Arkeolog's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 6:25 AM

    great pages for ALANYA. nice photos and good tips. congtrats. BORA

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 6:13 AM

    Great page about another wonderful place in Turkey, Cliff. Interesting restaurants guide. I definitely have to try one next time I go there.



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