Places to See in Alanya

Places to See in Alanya

The pearl of the Mediterranean, Alanya has many beauties. We recommend those who come to Alanya to see these beauties and discover the atmosphere offered by history and nature.

1-  Alanya Castle; It is a historical building, which is the symbol of Alanya, with a perfect atmosphere that offers beautiful views both day and night. It is one of the first places that everyone who comes to Alanya goes to. With its majesty, it adds a protective air over the city. With the presence of the castle, guests can feel the historical atmosphere of the city. There is also a peninsula rising up to 250 meters from the sea, dating back to the Hellenistic period. It was built by the 13th century Seljuk State. Alanya Castle more detailed information about it can be found here.
2- Red Tower; Kızılkule, a unique example of the 13th century medieval Mediterranean defense structures; It was built by the builder Ebu Ali Reha el Kettani from Aleppo by the Seljuk ruler I. Alaaddin Keykubat in order to protect the port, shipyard and Alanya Castle against attacks from the sea. Red Tower more detailed information about it can be found here.
3- Alanya Shipyard; Located in the center of Alanya, the Shipyard is a 57 m long and 40 m deep shipyard structure; It consists of 5 vaulted eyes, each of which is 7.70 m wide, the longest 43 m and the shortest 32 m long, and pointed arched walls separating the eyes from each other. The vents in the vaults of the shipyard, whose walls are made of cut stone, arches and vaults of brick, allow both light to enter and smoke to come out. Alanya Shipyard more detailed information about it can be found here.
4- Dim River;  Dim Stream is located about 15 kilometers from the center. The tea originating from the Taurus Mountains follows a path of approximately 60 kilometers. Dim Stream completes its journey by pouring into the Mediterranean at the borders of Alanya's Tosmur and Kestel Neighborhoods. The places towards the end of the path of the stream are open for use. You can watch the magnificent view of the Taurus Mountain and the greenery that covers the whole place, and spend time with nature. Dim River more detailed information about it can be found here.
5- Alanya Sapadere Canyon; Sapadere Canyon in Alanya is 45 km away from the city center and can be reached in about 1 hour. Sapadere Canyon road has as impressive and beautiful scenery as the canyon itself. On your way to Sapadere Canyon, you will breathe in the scent of pine trees and watch the perfect tree-covered views on your journey through the Taurus Mountains. Access to Sapadere Canyon is provided by private tours and private vehicles. At the entrance of the 750-meter-long canyon, there is an area where you can park your vehicle easily. It is visited by wooden walking paths along Sapadere Canyon. Sapadere Canyon more detailed information about it can be found here.
6- Alanya Damlataş Cave; It is a cave located on the sea coast of Alanya. It is located 3 km from Alanya city center and on the west coast of the historical Alanya Castle. It was found in 1948 during the opening of a quarry for stone to be used in the construction of the port. There is a 50-meter passage at the entrance of the cave. After the passage with a height of 15 meters, a cylindrical space is reached. From here, it goes down to the bottom of the cave. The cave is named Damlataş because of the water drops that continue to drip from the stalactites. In addition to its fascinating beauty, the cave is also famous for its air that is good for asthma patients. Damlataş Cave more detailed information about it can be found here.
7- Alanya Observation Terrace; It offers the opportunity to watch Alanya, one of the most popular tourism regions of Turkey, from above. Its gradual construction allows Alanya to be viewed from different angles, which gives people a different pleasure. The viewing terrace is a place where the viewers admire with its excellent view. Alanya Observation Terrace more detailed information about it can be found here. 
8- Alanya Archeology Museum; Located very close to Damlataş Cave and Cleopatra beach, the museum is in the very center of the city. It is possible to see valuable historical ruins from the past to the present in the Alanya Archeology Museum, where the historical riches of the region are exhibited. The museum was opened in 1967 with artifacts from the Bronze Age, Urartian, Phrygian and Lydian periods brought from the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara. Later, the museum was expanded and enriched with the artifacts from the excavations in the region. The oldest dated artifact found around Alanya in the archeology department, dates back to BC. It is a stone inscription in Phoenician language from 625. Alanya Archeology Museum more detailed information about it can be found here.
9- Cleopatra Beach; One of the most popular beaches of Alanya; Cleopatra beach was named after the last Hellenistic queen of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, who lived between 69 BC and 30 BC. According to the legend, when the Roman general Antony gifted Alanya and its surroundings to the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, it is said that Cleopatra went down to Cleopatra beach every day to take a bath on the castle slope. Cleopatra Beach more detailed information about it can be found here.
10- Incekum Beach; Incekum beach is located 25 kilometers from Alanya. Incekum beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Alanya with its fine structure and golden yellow sand, as the name suggests, located in Alanya's Avsallar Town.
One of the most beautiful features of Incekum is the late deepening of the sea in the Incekum region. The late deepening of the sea increases the preference of İncekum beach by people. Incekum Beach more detailed information about it can be found here.


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