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Holidays in Alanya

Nestled just behind the Taurus Mountains, Alanya is a pretty little medieval town with a long stretch of sandy beach that’s perfect for families. Find a quiet spot on the shore and enjoy the views of the Mediterranean Sea, or head to the bars and restaurants around the harbour for a great night out, Turkish style. 

28 °C

Enjoy up to 14 hours of sunshine a day in the summer months. July is usually the hottest month. 

 

4 hours 5 minutes

Antalya airport (AYT), 126km of the resort.

A medieval Turkish town with a beautiful sandy beach and a lively club scene. Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Alanya today. 

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Find yourself a quiet spot on Cleopatra Beach and lie back and enjoy the sunshine. Admire the emerald waters as you parasail or cruise along the coast. Make sure you follow the long road to the famous Seljuk castle and watch the boats as they enter the harbour. Kick your evening off with a refreshing cocktail in a bar on the beach. As the sun goes down, head to the centre of town to one of the lively bars or clubs.

Learn more about the town’s medieval town at the Seljuk castle, one of the best places to visit in Alanya. Perched high on the hilltop, walk along the road to the castle as you enjoy the beautiful sea views. Head on to the Red Tower by the harbour and learn about how it was used as a watch tower during medieval times. Take a small boat ride into the shipyard, where large warships were once built. Then head west to Damlatas Cave – its humid air has been known to help asthmatics.

Home to a number of Blue Flag beaches with sea temperatures of up to 30°c in the summer, you’ll love taking the kids for a paddle. You’ll find plenty of watersports attractions in Alanya, from paragliding to banana boats, aimed at both kids and adults. And just a few kilometres away from the resort is Sealanya water park.  Here you’ll be able to swim with a variety of underwater creatures like stingrays and sharks. Or have fun in the peaceful waters of the Tropical River, with a beautiful Mediterranean Sea backdrop.  

Famous for being one of the best places in Turkey for a night out, you’ll find Alanya’s bars and clubs around the harbour. Dance to electronic music or chart-topping pop until the hours, then move onto one of the clubs just outside of the city. If you fancy a more relaxed night, tuck into delicious Turkish dishes like spicy kofté kebabs and deliciously sweet baklava in a local restaurant. Then kick back with a cocktail in a beach bar. 

ALANYA IS BEST FOR...

Best for history lovers: From the Red Tower to the Seljuk’s old shipyard – lose yourself in the town’s medieval history. 

Best for sun worshippers: With up to 14 hours of sunshine a day during the summer months, you’ll love soaking up the rays on one of Alanya’s beaches. 

Best for partygoers: Party until the early hours at one of the bars and clubs near the harbour.  


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Alanya is Turkish

Currency: The currency used in Alanya is Turkish Lira (TRY)

Local Time: Alanya is two hours ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Antalya airport (AYT), 126km of the resort

Flight time: Approximately 4 hours 5 minutes

Tourist Information: Further Alanya tourist information can be found at www.goturkey.com/en/place/detail/alanya

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/turkey for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Alanya.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: From lows of 10°c in winter to highs of 28°c and above in the summer.

Best time to visit: June to September

Enjoy up to 14 hours of sunshine a day in the summer months. July is usually the hottest month. 


GETTING AROUND

By dolmus: Hop on a cheap and cheerful dolmus to get around the centre. 

By foot: To avoid the crowded buses, explore the town on foot. 


EVENTS

For culture enthusiasts: Every May, the Alanya International Culture and Art Festival brings a variety of street shows and exhibitions to the town.

For jazz fans: Listen to the smooth sounds of trumpets and trombones at the Red Tower at the Alanya Jazz Festival, every September. 

For art lovers: Admire amazing wood sculptures at the Alanya Wood Sculpture Symposium exhibitions in November.


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