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.Wikipedia
Looking for travel information about ? Explore the best travel advice on , . Popular vacation packages of are of 1-2 days.
Yes,it is that simple really! Enjoy your trip! Keep travelling!
Alanya Trip Planner
Plan your customized day by day trip plan for Alanya. Choose from various experinces categories as adventure, romantic and family and kids friendly for your trip using using Alanya trip planner.
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Alanya
Save 4%Quad Safari from Alanya at the Taurus Mountains
2 Hrs4 Reviews
Save 4%Manavgat River Cruise with Grand Bazaar from AlanyaNew on TripHobo
Jeep Safari to Taurus Mountains with Lunch at Dimcay River
7 Hrs2 Reviews
Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks
6 Hrs11 Reviews
Save 7%Koprulu White Water Rafting with Lunch
10 Hrs1 Reviews
Save 8%Pamukkale Day Tour from Antalya
1 Day2 Reviews