Places To Visit In Alanya

2015-12-20 - Yazar : Kadir Uğurlu

In addition to harboring the monuments of numerous civilizations Alanya fascinates its visitors with its natural beauties and is also known as the "town where the Sun smiles."  

Alanya Castle, which has a wall of 6, 5 km in length and 250 m in height, is one of the most important buildings rising on the peninsula. Constructed in the 13th century during the Seljukian, the castle has 83 towers in addition to nearly 400 cisterns. Alanya castle still maintains its crucial position today as a major activity center and site of settlement.

Another important monument established by Seljuks in the 13th century is the Red Tower. The castle, located by the harbor, was made according to octagonal plan. The upper of the structure is covered with grizzles. The Red Tower was established to protect the harbor but has been turned into the Museum of Ethnography in the present day.

Alanya Dockyard, constructed near to the Red Tower, was the first shipyard of the Seljuks in the Mediterranean Sea and had been operational for a long period of time. Tophane, built to protect the shipyard, was also a foundry where cannonballs were cast for battleships.

Suleymaniye Mosque, Akshebe Mosque and Tomb, the Citadel Church, Alara Han and Castle are further must-see places of Alanya significant for their architectural and historical texture.

The hub of many ancient cities, Alanya also stands out for its variety of relics left behind by these communities. Indeed, various ancient civilizations such as Selinus, Leartes, Iotape, Hamaxia have flourished in this region and contributed to the development of the town.

The Archaeological Museum which exhibits the artifacts of the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman era is another site that sheds light on history and therefore worth the visit.

Alanya welcomes guests from around the world not only for its historical monuments but also for its natural beauty. The dazzling, bright blue sea stretching along the coast will leave a deep impression on you. Nearly the entire seaside is blessed white sandy beaches stretching along the turquoise sea enchanting the viewer with an unforgettable sight.

The world's most beautiful beaches including the famous Cleopatra Beach, Incekum and Damlataş are awaiting you to crown your holiday.

Apart from that Sapadere canyon, near to Alanya where you can also do a variety of nature sports, is the first choice for sport fans who want to boost their adrenaline in cool waters.

Surrounded by the scent of orange blossoms, this magnificent southern resort is waiting for its guests!

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