16 Things to Do in Alanya

Alanya is one of the districts of Antalya and has more than 20 blue flag beaches. Apart from its beaches, Alanya is one of the holiday regions that attract tourists with its places to visit. If you are researching about touristic places in Alanya, you can learn about 16 best places in the continuation of the article.

Places in Alanya Center

Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi). Is an important historical place, one of the symbols of Alanya region of Antalya province. Do not end your Alanya tour without seeing the unique and fascinating view of Alanya Castle. While visiting the castle, you can take a break with this enchanting view and dine in many places.

You will be able to see important places such as Cleopatra beach and Damlatas beach from a distance from Alanya Castle, and you will not forget this fascinating view. You can reach the castle by private car, bus or cable car.

Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi)
Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi)

Alanya Lighthouse (Alanya Deniz Feneri). Alanya Lighthouse, which was built by French contractors during the Ottoman Period, is close to the Alanya marina. It is one of the places visited by local and foreign tourists to take a walk, get fresh air or take pictures.

alanya lighthouse
Alanya Lighthouse (Alanya Deniz Feneri)

Alanya Marina (Alanya Yat Limanı). Is in the city center. Alanya Marina, located between Alanya Municipality and Red Tower, is intertwined with the city and is a must-visit port. You should add it to your sightseeing list, there are Alanya marina walking area, entertainment venues, cafes and restaurants.

It is especially beautiful in the evening. There are tour boats and hosting thousands of people from all over the world, this place is a beautiful port to visit. You can visit Alanya Marina, which is also close to nightlife venues in Alanya, during the day and continue to have fun in nightclubs at night.

alanya marina
Alanya Marina (Alanya Yat Limanı)

Alanya Red tower (Kızılkule). Was built by the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I in the 13th century and has become the symbol of the region. Located in Alanya Harbor, Red tower has been used for military purposes for centuries. Red tower was opened to visitors in 1979. It is an octagonal planned tower and fascinates with its magnificent view from the upper terrace.

Alanya Red Tower, which was built to respond to the attacks that may come from the sea, has an octagonal plan and each wall is 12.5 meters wide. 

red tower
Alanya Red tower (Kızılkule)

Historical Alanya Shipyard (Tarihi Alanya Tersanesi). Shipyard is 57 meters long and 40 meters deep. There is an embossed inscription of 5 lines at the entrance of the historical Alanya Shipyard.

The shipyard was built to take advantage of sunlight. The shipyard receives light from a hole in the ceiling. It is a very important place in terms of history, it is one of the most visited places by people. If you happen to be in Alanya for a trip plan, you should definitely stop by this shipyard.

historical alanya shipyard
Historical Alanya Shipyard (Tarihi Alanya Tersanesi)

Alanya Museum

Alanya Archeology Museum (Alanya Arkeoloji Müzesi). The museum has been serving people since 1967 with its many valuable historical collections, from the statue of Heracles to coin collections, from glass and mosaic works to artifacts from the Bronze Age. You should definitely add the Alanya Archeology Museum, which has 14 indoor and 1 outdoor hall, to your sightseeing tour.

Many artifacts from the Seljuk Period and the Ottoman Empire Period will attract your attention. There are ethnography and archeology departments in Alanya Archeology Museum. Bronze Heracles Statue is exhibited to people in a separate hall and this statue is the most valuable part of the museum.

Alanya Archeology Museum
Alanya Archeology Museum (Alanya Arkeoloji Müzesi)

Canyon in Alanya

Sapadere Canyon (Sapadere Kanyonu). It is one of the most beautiful canyons in Antalya and you can visit it for many purposes. In summer, you can swim in the ice-cold waters in some parts of the canyon, you can take a walk in and around the Canyon, and you can taste local delicacies in the cafes and restaurants around the Canyon.

It is in Sapadere village, it is 750 meters long, it is a place that has become a tourism area. It is 40 kilometers from the center of Alanya. 

Sapadere Canyon (Sapadere Kanyonu)
Sapadere Canyon (Sapadere Kanyonu)

National Park in Alanya

Dim River National Park (Dim Çayı Milli Parkı). Is a peaceful travel destination with its magnificent greenery and stunning scenery. Rafting and swimming opportunities are also available in this place. Dim Stream National Park, which is a quiet and peaceful environment, will give you a wonderful holiday with places where you can listen to the sound of nature and taste different flavors.
Dim Stream National Park is waiting for you with its picnic areas, rafting opportunity, resting places, restaurants, hostels and magnificent view.
Dim River National Park (Dim Çayı Milli Parkı)
Dim River National Park (Dim Çayı Milli Parkı)
Caves in Alanya

Dwarf cave Alanya (Cüceler Mağarası). Is close to the Sapadere canyon in Alanya. The cave was opened to the public in 2012. Dwarf Cave consists of 6 galleries. There is a walking area of ​​180 meters between the trees and at the end of this road, the cave is reached. You have to pay a certain amount of cash at the entrance of the Dwarfs Cave, which has a magnificent view.

Dwarf Cave Alanya (Cüceler Mağarası
Dwarf Cave Alanya (Cüceler Mağarası

Damlatas Cave (Damlataş Mağarası). Is a cave by the sea in Alanya district of Antalya. The cave got this name because of the drops of water dripping from the stalactites. Damlatas Cave, which was found as a result of dynamite ignition, is the first cave of Turkey opened to tourism. There is a 50-meter passage area at the entrance of the cave.

Then you can visit the cave with a 15-meter passage and a cylindrical space. A certain amount of entrance fee is charged. Asthma patients who come under the control of a doctor are treated in the cave, it is a cave famous for its air. In summer and winter seasons, the atmosphere of the cave remains the same and never changes.

Damlatas Cave (Damlataş Mağarası)
Damlatas Cave (Damlataş Mağarası)

Dim Cave (Dim Mağarası). Is Turkey’s second largest cave opened to visitors. There are stalagmites, stalactites and travertine formations in the 360-meter-long cave. Dim Cave, 11 kilometers from Alanya, consists of 4 galleries. Dim Cave is 232 meters above sea level. Restaurants, picnic areas and tea gardens offer different alternatives in the region. The interior and location of the cave will impress you with its fascinating view.

Dim Cave (Dim Mağarası)
Dim Cave (Dim Mağarası)

Ancient City

Syedra Ancient City (Syedra Antik Kenti). In terms of its location, the Ancient City is in an important place. We see the name Syedra for the first time on the coins minted during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. The intersection of two big streets, the streets with stairs, the monumental gate, the magnificent exterior are the features of the outer location of the city surrounded by walls.

You will definitely be impressed by the magnificent and fascinating structure of the Syedra Ancient City, which is located within the borders of Seki Village, approximately 20 kilometers from the Gazipaşa and Alanya highway. Remains of the history of the ancient city of Syedra until the 13th century were found. 

Syedra Ancient City (Syedra Antik Kenti)
Syedra Ancient City (Syedra Antik Kenti)

Alanya Beaches

Alanya Beach (Alanya Plajları). Is one of the most famous holiday destinations and tourism centers in Turkey. There are many beaches along the length of the coastline. People come to Alanya district of Antalya province from many parts of the world to enjoy the sea and see this magnificent view.

You will meet people swimming, resting and watching the scenery on many beaches on the coast of Alanya. The prices of the beaches are economical and affordable, you can enjoy the sea on the beach you want and the most suitable for you. There are also beaches that are free to the public, but a certain amount is charged for sunbed or umbrella services.

alanya beach
Alanya Beach (Alanya Plajları)

Damlatas Beach (Damlataş Plajı). Is very close to the center of Alanya. It is also a very close beach to Damlatas Cave. Damlatas Beach has a slightly wavy sea, families with children should pay special attention to children here. Dressing cabin, shower and toilet facilities are also at the service of the public. You have to pay a certain fee for umbrella and sun lounger rental, but there is no entrance fee to the beach. You should add Damlatas Beach to the list of places you must see, with its wide sandy beach and nearby accommodation services with its clean sand and magnificent view.

dripstone beach
Damlatas Beach (Damlataş Plajı)

Cleopatra Beach (Kleopatra Plajı). Is famous around the world. Because it is rumored that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra went to the sea here. The depth of the beach is about 10 meters. You can come to Cleopatra Beach for a nice and comfortable holiday with your family.

There is no entrance fee to the beach, but a certain fee is charged for renting umbrellas and sun loungers. 

cleopatra beach alanya
Cleopatra Beach (Kleopatra Plajı)

Alanya Shipyard Beach (Tersane Plajı). Beach is one of the many popular beaches in Alanya. It is a beach where you can take beautiful photos and be impressed by its wonderful view. A magnificent journey with crystal turquoise water and brown sand awaits you at Shipyard Beach.

Access to the beach is free. On the beach you can swim, sunbathe, relax and relieve your tiredness. Swim as much as you want in the deep blue waters. If you are going to Antalya Alanya for sightseeing, add this beach to your list of places to visit, you can also tour with boat tours.

shipyard beach
Shipyard Beach (Tersane Plajı)

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