Alanya is a charming holiday resort on the Turkish Riviera, east of Antalya City. It is a panoramic port city on the southern slopes of the Taurus Mountains surrounded by orange, lemon and banana groves. The relatively moderate Mediterranean climate, natural attractions, and historic heritage makes Alanya a popular destination for tourists.
Alanya has a shipyard from the 12th century Selcuk period, a 9th century castle as well as a choice of beaches at which to enjoy an array of watersports or simply relax and soak up the sun.
Things to See & Do
* Alanya castle
* Damlatas cave
* Tersane shipyard
* Dim cave Dim river
* Kizile Kule (Red Tower)
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 1,582 km²
Population – 400,000 appox
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC + two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 33
Port Location –The port is at the heart of the city, enclosed by a 209m high promontory, and well sheltered.
Travel Links – Alanya is about 2 hours drive from the nearest airport at Antalya. A new airport at Gazipasa, to the south, is due to open late 2008 which will reduce travel time to Alanya to around 20-30 minutes.