What is Alanya in Turkey like?

Alanya is located in the Antalya province of southern Turkey, and sits approximately 133km east of the city of Antalya and is on Turkey’s southwest coast. With its harbour and castle it’s a cosmopolitan mix of lively bars running along the waterfront. It has two Blue Flag beaches are separated by a towering peninsula. Cleopatra Beach, on the western side, is the more popular of the two. It’s a 2-kilometre stretch of sand with a dramatic view of the castle.

The Eastern Beach has slightly rockier water’s edge. The nightlife is famous; the disco bars are a good place to grab a drink in the evening before the major clubs along the harbour get going around 11pm.

What is the town of Alanya in Turkey like?

The town of Alanya is concentrated around the old harbour where you will find lively bars and restaurants, most of which stay open all year round. The town boasts many 5 star hotels and countless boutiques tempting you with leather goods and jewellery.

For those interested in history, a visit to the Archaeology and Ethnography Museum is a must, or for a more relaxing day take a boat trip or just relax on one of the blue flag beaches.

A visit to the Alanya Castle is a must, take in the history and enjoy the amazing 360 degree views. After you have visited the castle take a stroll down to the harbour and explore the Red Tower which was built in 1226 to protect the castle. Also nearby is the Old Shipyard which is also worth checking out.


Is a small quiet resort town situated 25km to the west of Alanya city centre. There is a lovely beach located 500 metres away offering a range of water sport activities. You can find the town centre 750 metres away, here you will find a variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and local amenities.


Is renowned for its natural beauty and unrivaled panoramic vistas situated at 500 metres above the sea level. The famous Cleopatra Beach can be found 3km away and it is just 2km to reach the Alanya city centre.


Is a delightful village that still holds its traditional charm and offers stunning views of highlands of Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean. Kargicak village is situated 15 km from the Alanya town centre.


Is a small resort but has a great centre offering a variety of lovely shops, cafes, great restaurants, it also has a newly opened shopping mall and has a beautiful seafront.


Is a popular district in Alanya with a beautiful beach and a wonderful town centre offering many shops, cafes, restaurants and bars and all of your everyday amenities. The local bus service can take you into the Alanya city centre.


Is situated next to the Dim River and is surrounded by many green areas. Tosmur itself has many facilities and amenities as well as a wonderful beach promenade boasting a variety of lovely shops, great restaurants and markets.

Alanya is just a two hour drive from Antalya

We have a selection of property in Alanya which offers an all year round experience, swim in the summer, and ski in the mountains in the winter. It boasts ten championship golf courses within 30 minutes’ drive of the resort.

Property for sale in Alanya, Turkey

Alanya property for sale is normally based around apartments in complexes, more often than not featuring large communal swimming pools, gym’s and children’s playgrounds, and nearly always with 24hr security.

It's a great place to buy a Property in Turkey!!

What's on in Alanya throughout 2022?

Alanya International Tourism and Art Festival - May 27th till May 29th

Alanya Wood Sculpture Symposium - July 16th till July 23rd - Exhibitions will be held where you can admire amazing wood sculptures.

Orange Valley Fest - July 30th - The festival will take place in Incekum Nature Park, Avsallar.

Alanya International Culture and Arts Festival - October 14th till October 20th - This event brings a wide variety of street shows and exhibitions to the town.

Alanya Jazz Festival - date to be confirmed - The event takes place at Red Tower which will be filled with the smooth sounds of trumpets and trombones.

Alanya International Bicycle Festival  - ongoing throughout the year  


Alanya Markets

TUESDAY & SUNDAY: location, near Toptan Hal/Wholesalers and not far from the Can Hospital sells mostly clothes and household goods.

TUESDAY: Location, Manavgat area has a big market

MONDAY & SATURDAY: Locations- Mahmutlar

SATURDAY: Location, Tosmur area

Things to do in Alanya!

Alanya Boat trips

Fam Tours

Alanya Castle and Cave

Set in the southern Turkish city of Alanya is this Medieval Castle. Begin with a look around Seljuk Castle and continue up to Cebel-l Reis Mountain were you will find one of Turkey’s most beautiful caves, Dim Cave. Discover the charms of Alanya. The cave is open to visitors all throughout the year.


See the beautiful hot springs and natural formation of travertine. You can also explore the ancient city of Hierapolis, which was built on top of Pamukkale, were you will find the Roman Amphitheatre, the historical museum and much more. This is truly a wonderful place to visit.

Manavgat Market and Waterfalls

Enjoy wild nature, some shopping in a busy market town and then a relaxing cruise down the Manavgat River to the sea as you sail past reed beds and sandy beaches.

Jeep Safari

An exciting day trip on a Jeep travelling through winding narrow surfaced paths and trails, seeing beautiful landscapes that nature has to offer. There is a lunch break to recharge batteries before setting out to continue to view the countryside before heading back to relax and enjoy the evening sunset.

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