In the east of the Turkish Riviera is the seaside resort Alanya, which has been popular for many decades due to the pleasant climate of the holidaymakers. Alanya has one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey with the Cleopatra Beach. The waters of the Mediterranean are crystal clear. The white sandy beach is right near the city centre.
With An Unique Phenomenon Of Nature
The modern city maintains the heritage of the past and surprises its guests with its many attractions. In the city centre is located the famous Damlataş Cave, which was discovered in 1948 during construction work on the territory of the port. Inside, the walls of the cave are framed by beautiful stalagmites, which geologists call a unique phenomenon of nature. The cave is fully equipped for excursions. Next to the cave is a beautiful beach and a small market where you can buy handicrafts and souvenirs.
Well Preserved Alanya Castle
An important architectural landmark is the medieval fortress of Alanya Castle, which was built in the 13th century. In the Middle Ages, the castle was a powerful defensive fortification. Now most of the outbuildings are destroyed, but the main property has remained fairly well preserved.
Now most of the outbuildings are destroyed, but the main property has remained fairly well preserved. An open-air museum was founded on the territory of the castle, and there is also an important excursion object, an old Byzantine church.
The symbol of Alanya is the Kızıl Tower, which is located in the harbour area. The height of the octagonal tower is 33 meters. Its construction served as the main material of red brick. It is noted that the name of the building can be translated literally “Red Tower”.