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Situated at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, Alanya is one of the most popular resorts of the Turkish Riviera. With its subtropical climate and beautiful scenery, this is an idyllic place to spend a summer beach vacation. Add to the city a vibrant nightlife, outdoor activities and a wide selection of hotels and restaurants. Mix everything and slowly savor this tasty cocktail called Alanya.
Alanya is located on the edge of a rocky promontory that juts into the Mediterranean Sea, between two long sandy beaches. The city of Alanya is divided into two parts, the bustling town around the port, where you'll find most shops, restaurants, hotels and nightlife, and the quieter side of the beach front. Relax with a drink on one of the terraces in the port, where you can enjoy the traditional Turkish cuisine or more international dishes, with something for every taste.
Alanya meets the ideal conditions for an enjoyable holiday, (more...) relaxing or active. And there are plenty of activities offered in the area: swim and snorkel in the turquoise waters of the sea near the Cleopatra Beach, play golf or go horse riding. Another option is to climb the mountains, or to take a taxi, to the Alanya Castle. The views from here are spectacular, especially from Cleopatra's Bedroom.
If you like shopping, haggling, and especially if you are patient, you can find real bargains in Alanya: handicraft items, leather, clothing, jewelry and handbags.
From the modern port of Alanya you can rent a boat to explore some of the impressive caves in the area like the Phosphorescent Cave, the Dim Cave, the Cave of the Lovers, the Damlatas Cave and the Pirates Cave. Alanya also is a good starting point for excursions. Visit for example the cotton castle, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. Consider the possibility of visiting Dimçay, a river in the vicinity of Alanya, with nice restaurants and terraces.
Alanya is a city with many cultural events. In June the opera lovers can enjoy outdoor concerts in the amphitheater of Aspendos, during the Festival of Music and Opera. Another annual festival is the festival of jazz, Alanya Jazz Days, held in September or October.