Alanya Tourism

Alanya (Turkish pronunciation: [aˈɫanja]), formerly Alaiye, is a beach resort city and a component district of Antalya Province on the southern coast of Turkey, in the country's Mediterranean Region, 138 kilometres (86 mi) east of the city of Antalya. As of Turkey's 2010 Census, the city had a population of 98,627, while the district that includes the city and its built-up region had an area of 1,598.51 km2 and 248,286 inhabitants. Because of its natural strategic position on a small peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea below the Taurus Mountains, Alanya has been a local stronghold for many Mediterranean-based empires, including the Ptolemaic, Seleucid, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Alanya's greatest political importance came in the Middle Ages, with the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm under the rule of Alaeddin Kayqubad I, from whom the city derives its name. His building campaign resulted in many of the city's landmarks, such as the Kızıl Kule (Red Tower), Tersane (Shipyard), and Alanya Castle. The Mediterranean climate, natural attractions, and historic heritage make Alanya a popular destination for tourism, and responsible for nine percent of Turkey's tourism sector and thirty percent of foreign purchases of real estate in Turkey. Tourism has risen since 1958 to become the dominant industry in the city, resulting in a corresponding increase in city population. Warm-weather sporting events and cultural festivals take place annually in Alanya. In 2014 Mayor Adem Murat Yücel, of the Nationalist Movement Party unseated Hasan Sipahioğlu, of the Justice and Development Party, who had previously led the city since 1999.

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  • Know the pollution level of Alanya before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Alanya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Alanya.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 28.13 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.22 (Low)
    • Drug offense 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.11 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.44 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.78 (Low)
    • Safety Index 75.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 12.25 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 97.22 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.61 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Alanya

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 17.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 51.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.33 USD

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