Alanya’s Mediterranean climate and vast beaches make it one of Turkey’s most popular resorts. “Where the sun smiles” is Alanya’s well-earned slogan; the resort’s long, hot and dry summer season runs from May to October. Nestled on Turkey’s Southern Coast, Alanya is an ideal choice for those looking for a fun and relaxing holiday, and its historical sites provide a cultural twist to the usual all-inclusive fare.
As Turkey represents a wonderful coming-together of East and West, so Alanya offers a satisfying combination of the old and the modern, calm and buzzing. The Citadel of Alanya and the Kizilkule, the Red Tower, and other interesting historical landmarks around the castle walls give a cultural option to those wishing to take a day off from the beach. In contrast, the new part of the town is large and contemporary, with modern facilities, and will keep you busy through the day and into the night when it comes alive with a thriving after-dark scene.