A holiday in Turkey can just want you to want to it be! Alanya can offer several different holiday types.
Alanya beach holidays.
The warm and sunny weather is, of course, the main reason why people come to Alanya. In Alanya, you are never far away from the beach. They stretch on for miles with white sand and turquoise water. The most famous beach and one of the best beaches in Europe is the Cleopatra beach. On the beach, you can rent a sunbed and a parasol and just relax with a good book and a cold beer. When you want to have a bit more activities you can play some beach tennis or try out one of the many water sports activities along the shore. The beach bars also offer foods, ice cream, and drinks, so you never need to prepare anything to bring to the beach.
Alanya sight-seeing holidays.
To go on different tours is a great way to experience Alanya. Jeep safaris are one way to go sight-seeing, they have tours to the Sapadere canyon, Dim Cay River, the castle etc.
From the harbor, you can choose to go on a boat trip with one of the “pirate-ships”. These tours take about 5 hours and offer light food and drinks onboard. They depart from the harbor and sail to the new harbor. Along the way, the boat makes several stops for swimming or to really let you get a good look at a historical monument. It is also possible to rent a private boat for more customized tours.
In the harbor, you also have the city train. For a few lira, it will take you for a nice drive through the most attractive parts of Alanya.
If it is party time you want, you’ll find lots of options in Alanya. The harbor is full of discos and the famous bar street is just a few minutes’ walk from the harbor area. Of course, you don’t have to go into the center to have a good time. All over Alanya, you have restaurants that serve great drinks and offer entertainment. About 10 km from Alanya center you have the most famous disco, Summer Garden. This is an open-air disco where you can look at beautiful sharks in big aquariums at the same times as you dance.
When you want a nice SPA-holiday you should definitely visit one of the many Turkish baths, or Hamam as they are called in Turkish. A hamam works like this, you begin by sitting in different saunas (salt room, steam room, and dry sauna) to really soften up the skin. After the saunas, you get invited into the Hamam-room. In the center of this room is a big heated marble table where you lay down. The Hamam-personnel will then wash, scrub, and massage you. After this, you can choose if you want to continue with a nice massage. When leaving the Hamam you will have a soft skin, just like a baby.
Going to the hairdresser and to fix your hair, nails, or getting a professional makeup is also really cheap in Alanya.
Even if the beach walk technical isn’t a hiking path it doesn’t mean it is not a much-appreciated path to walk. Maybe it is not very challenging because it is flat, but it sure is beautiful and you definitely can work on your endurance.
When you want more of a challenge you can walk up to the castle that is about 300 meters above sea level. There are also nice paths in the Taurus Mountains.
If you don’t know the area very well it can be vise to get in touch with one of the many hiking groups in Alanya.