Alanya travel guide

Weather and climate

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.

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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.

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Fast facts

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:

  • Beldibi
  • Belek
  • Kemer
  • Konakli
  • Goynuk
  • Lara Beach
  • Side
  • 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.