Facts and information about Alanya

Facts and information about Alanya

Alanya is located in the Antalya-region at the south of Turkey and is one of the most popular and loved holiday destinations at the Turkish Riviera. Its beautiful landscape, captivating historical sights and modern city life, makes it one of the best places at the Mediterranean coast. The warm climate makes Alanya a year-round destination, a place you can enjoy all months of the year.

Attractions & Activities in Alanya

  • Manavgat River Cruise and Bazaar

    Witness the unique beauty of the region by taking a cruise on the Manavgat River. You can book a full-day tour that includes the famous Grand Bazaar in Manavgat and an amazing cruise along the Manavgat River.

    You can enjoy the sun and cool off by swimming in the spot where the river pours into the sea. A barbecue lunch is usually served on board. You will be given about 1.5 hours free time in the center of Manavgat to visit the Blue Mosque and find various souvenirs from the Manavgat Grand Bazaar.

  • Pirate Boat Tour

    Alanya was once a famous pirate harbor in antiquity. Pompeius, the enemy of Julius Ceasar, in the Roman Civil war defeated the pirates. Nowadays, pirate themed boats in Alanya’s harbor are a reminder of these times long gone.

    There is non-stop entertainment on the cruises with music and animations, as well as many swimming breaks in the blue waters of the Turkish Riviera.

  • Bazaar

    Visit a Bazaar

    There are farmers markets and weekly organized marketplaces in almost every neighborhood in Alanya. Apart from fresh fruits and vegetables, you can find many things from clothing to spices, and bags to towels in these stalls.

    Check out some of the famous bazaars:

    Oba Bazaar: It’s set up every Monday in the Oba district on Hacıkadıroğlu Street.

    Friday Bazaar: It’s set up every Friday in the Şekerhane District on Sinanoğlu Street. As the biggest market place in Alanya, it’s possible to find fruits and vegetables, as well as clothing, shoes, glassware, and souvenirs.

    Kestel Bazaar: It’s set up every Friday in the town of Kestel in the Cumhuriyet district.

    Hacet Bazaar: It’s set up every Sunday in the Hacet district near the Hacet Mosque on Saraclar Street. There are mainly fruits and vegetables but you can also find various other things like clothing and souvenirs.

  • Manavgat Waterfall

    The Manavgat River carries a relatively large amount of water all year round. Therefore, the waterfall can be admired in any season.

    The waterfall, which is about 4m high and 30m wide, is located in a small park north of Manavgat. It’s surrounded by a small forest and, in addition to its natural beauty, offers a pleasant place to cool off on hot summer days.

    At the waterfall, there are small cafés and restaurants, “Gözleme”, which is thin, mostly spicy filled flatbreads, are said to be particularly good.

    It’s possible to join a day tour organized by tour operators to see waterfall. This type of excursion usually includes a Manavgat River Cruise, which ends at the waterfall.

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