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Ancient Seljuk ruins and mystical caves stand alongside golden-sand beaches and resort hotels in this lively city on the Turkish Riviera. 

Old meets new in Alanya with an intriguing blend of ancient Seljuk heritage and modern resort activities. Explore a citadel of centuries-old landmarks, visit archaeological museums and discover the stunning natural beauty of Turkey’s Mediterranean coastline. Additionally, Alanya offers attractive sandy beaches, amusement parks, seafront hotels and a lively nightlife scene.

Alanya began as a fortified citadel on a rocky peninsula. It is home to popular historical attractions such as the 13th-century Alanya Castle, built by the sultan of the Seljuk dynasty. Stroll along zigzagging lanes lined with cafés and souvenir shops to Alanya Shipyard, one of Turkey’s last surviving Seljuk dockyards. Gaze up at the impressive Red Tower, a 108-foot-tall (33-meter) octagonal watchtower.

Stretching in both directions from the peninsula are safe swimming beaches framed by all-inclusive hotels, bars and restaurants. Select one to sip a raki (aniseed-flavored liquor) and sample a Turkish kebab or meze (mixed appetizer platter). Join boat trips to magnificent sea caves, including Asiklar Cave, Kizlar Cave and Phosphorus Cave.

Try Jet-Skiing, parasailing and snorkeling at Keykubat Beach and Portakal Beach, running east from the shipyard. Go to Damlatas Beach, near the peninsula’s western side, and marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites of Damlatas Cave. Continue to Cleopatra Beach, another popular watersports center. Legend states that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra once swam here.

Away from the beach, museums retrace the city’s history. Spot artifacts from the Byzantine, Ottoman, Seljuk and Roman periods at the Alanya Archaeological Museum. Learn about the Turkish revolutionist Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at the Alanya Ataturk House Museum.

Have fun on fairground attractions and waterslides at Alanya Lunapark. Browse the boutiques and fashion outlets of Alanya Shopping Mall. Enjoy a night out at the cocktail bars, discos and pubs centered on the historic shipyard.

Get here by flying to Gazipaşa Airport, located 25 miles (41 kilometers) south from Alanya’s city center. Flights arrive daily from major European destinations. Balmy Mediterranean temperatures make vacations in Alanya pleasant year-round.

Top hotels in Alanya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
En Vie Beach Boutique Hotel-Adult Only
En Vie Beach Boutique Hotel-Adult Only
Ahmet Tokus Blv. Keykubat Cad. 22, Alanya, Antalya
The price is Rs4,719 per night

Located in Alanya, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Keykubat Plajı and Alanya Harbor. Alanya Aquapark and Kleopatra ...

3.5/5Good! (101 reviews)

"Great location ... great hotel .. no complaints Thanx"…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2019

En Vie Beach Boutique Hotel-Adult Only
Adin Beach Hotel - All Inclusive
Adin Beach Hotel - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Incekum Mevkii, Alanya, Antalya

This Alanya hotel is on the beach, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Sealanya, and within 6 mi (10 km) of İncekum Plajı and Alaettinoglu Cultural Park. Konakli Mosque and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Beautiful, peaceful and excellent food!

"The hotel staff where excellent, the food was really great and the view was truly unique. Perfect little private beach, to have icecream by the beach while getting a tan! Really happy with the hotel. Just one thing! I didn't realise till a week before going where i got an email from the hotel reminding ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2017

Adin Beach Hotel - All Inclusive
LABRANDA Alantur Resort - All Inclusive
LABRANDA Alantur Resort - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Kestel Mah. Sahil Cad. 2, Kestel, Alanya, Antalya
The price is Rs7,796 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Alanya resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dimcay, Keykubat Plajı and Mahmutlar Beach. Anjeliq Beach and Alanyum Shopping Mall are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (103 reviews)

"We checked in late after our wedding party, but it was such an easy, professional and efficient experience!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2019

LABRANDA Alantur Resort - All Inclusive

Popular places to visit in Alanya

Kleopatra Beach
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Kleopatra Beach

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Kleopatra Beach, a popular beach in Alanya. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Alanya Aquapark
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Alanya Aquapark

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Alanya Aquapark and find out why this is a favourite theme park in Alanya. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Alanya Castle
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Alanya Castle

4.5/5(9 reviews)

You can learn about the local history of Alanya during your trip to a well-known site such as Alanya Castle. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Alanya Harbor
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Alanya Harbor

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Alanya with a trip to Alanya Harbor. Wander the waterfront and gardens while you're in the area.

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4.5/5(7 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Dimcay during your travels in Alanya. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Dim Cave
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Dim Cave

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Dim Cave, a lovely green space in Alanya. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Reviews of Alanya


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5/5 - Excellent

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2 Mar 2020

Very beautiful city, very recommended

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Nov 2019

Alanya has a lot to offer; culture, shopping, beach, parks, cafes and restaurants, you name it. It’s clean and beautiful, safe and I just love it.

5/5 - Excellent


28 Oct 2019

Alanya is a lovely place, the Hotel was awful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Oct 2019

Cleopatra beach a must visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Sep 2019

We had a very good time... only that the locals seem not used to seeing black people hense the constant stares, tho very few were unfriendly... most of the locals were friendly and polite.. however, we had a blast!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Sep 2019

Beautiful the castle the views and there was always a mosque to pray our daily salat wherever we went with facilities fir women too