Temperature: 7-31 °C
Boasting highs of 31 (˚C) and up to 14 hours of sunshine a day, summer is the best time to hit the beach in Alanya. Sea temperatures are still warm enough to enjoy a swim in the autumn, while winter’s mild weather makes it perfect for exploring. Rainfall starts to decrease from January onwards and temperatures are a pleasant 20 by the peak of spring.
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.
More about Alanya
Language: The language spoken in Alanya is Turkish.
Currency: The currency used in Alanya is Turkish Lira (TRY).
Local Time: Alanya is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Antalya Airport. The transfer time to Alanya is about 2 hours.
Flight time: The Alanya flight time is 4 hours.
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. Apply for your Turkish visa online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/.
Holiday destinations related to Alanya:
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.
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.