Best Things To Do in Alanya
Alanya CastleThis is the only Anatolian castle to have survived to the present day because it is inaccessible either by land or sea and inside is an open air museum displaying the very best of Seljuk art. For further information click here
Archaeological Museum of AlanyaThe museum displays not just archaeological but ethnographical artefacts dating from the Ancient Bronze Age, Urartu, Frygian and Lydia eras and one its oldest relics is an inscription dating from 625 BC. For further information click here
Kizilkule Ethnography MuseumThe museum is housed in a very unique building dating from the Seljuk period and today is the symbol of Alanya. The artefacts on show include carpets, rugs, clothes, kitchen tools, weapons, scales and weaving tools, along with yoruk (nomad) tents. For further information click here
Cleopatra BeachThis lovely long stretch of beach is very popular especially for families with children. It has good facilities, is clean and well maintained, the sea is warm and there are lots of bars and cafes on the front for snacks and refreshments. For further information click here
Sapadere CanyonJust 44km from Alanya this canyon was formed over 1000s of years by water, ice and wind erosion. There are wood and steel platform walkways for visitors to view the fast flowing waters gushing over rock steps and numerous waterfalls along with the rare plants, animals and birds that can be seen when walking through this natural habitat.
Dim (Gavurini) CaveThis is one of the best caves in Turkey and visitors can walk to it either through the Dim Creek Valley or from Yaylalı village. The cave is 357m long, horizontal and dry and at the end of it is a beautiful lake. For further information click here
House of AtaturkEstablished in 1986 the museum has an exhibition and audio-visual presentation of documentaries regarding Ataturk and Antalya. There are interesting items of furniture, his clothing and telegrams that he sent. Visitors are also rewarded with fabulous views of the Beydaglari Mountains.
Alanya AquaparkThis is very popular as not only is it reasonably priced, its ideal for younger children because of its smaller slides and large kids area, it also has larger slides for adults., There are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas, it has a shop on site and a restaurant offering fast food such as pizza, burgers and chips.
Daily Boat ExcursionsThere are many different companies offering excursions out of Alanya Harbour that can vary from one hour to a full day and will usually include visits to Pirates’ Cave, Lovers’ Cave and Phosphorus Cave, the price will include lunch and there are stops on the way for swimming.
Turkish Food Recipes
Dugun or Wedding Soup - Soup
Courgette with Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Garnished Rice - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Artichokes with Fava Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses
Stuffed Kale Rolls with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses
Beef and Aubergine Moussaka with Cheese - Red Meat Courses