Alanya holidays take you to a city on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. It lies on a small peninsula beneath the Taurus Mountains and is known as the Turkish Riviera. Recognised eight hundred years ago by the Seljuk Turks as a seaside resort, it remains a popular choice. With long hot summers; sandy beaches lapped by warm, clear waters; interesting historic sites; a plethora of tourist attractions and activities; it is easy to see why low cost Alanya holidays continue to be so popular.
Alanya castle, dating from 1226 dominates the scene and, after the beaches, is the most visited attraction. Most major sights of interest are in the castle area. Much of the old city walls have survived the ravages of the centuries so take a little time to walk around them and enjoy the views over the sea and the city. The Kizil Kule or Red Tower stands over 100 feet tall at the harbour below the castle. The Dalamatas Cave was discovered in 1948 at the western foot of the peninsula. It has a fifty metre entrance that opens up into a cylindrical cavity with stalactites and stalagmites that are over fifteen thousand years old. The air in the cave is said to be beneficial for those with asthma. If you want a change of scene, you can take an off road safari, a boat trip around the coast or a coach trip to one of the ancient sites. Antalya offers a range of activities.
Hotels and apartments provide good quality accommodation with tariffs to suit most budgets. If travelling with children, it is worth considering the all inclusive option. While at first sight it may appear expensive, when you add up the cost of drinks and snacks throughout the day, the clamour for which can be incessant, they may actually offer good value. The many restaurants, cafes, bars and fast food outlets cater for all tastes and wallets. A wide variety of international cuisine is available. Local wines cost little and are pleasing to the palate. With clubs and discos, Alanya nightlife is a lively affair where you can dance away the hours until dawn. There are shops and markets galore for those who enjoy a little retail therapy. Remember to haggle as the price asked is never expected to be realised.
Alanya has a long season extending from early spring until late autumn. The temperature rises from early twenties into the thirties at the height of summer. Several low cost airlines fly from regional airports to Antalya Gazipasa Airport which is seventy-five miles from the city. Transfer times are roughly two hours. You can check on the Cheekytrip website for the availabilty of holidays from your local airport.
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