Alanya City Guide
Hit the Road to Alanya
A Day in Alanya
If you ask yourself "What should I do to spend a beautiful and full day here in Alanya?", then we have good news for you. Renting a car to see the city is the first thing you need to do to have a nice day. You can quickly rent a car from the Avis Alanya car rental office. We have for the answers to many questions you may have about Alanya when you leave Avis Alanya car rental office. What are the historical places of Alanya? What to eat in Alanya? Where to swim? Which places you must definitely see in Alanya? You can start exploring one of the most popular holiday resorts of Turkey thanks to our travel guide and hints we have prepared for you based on these questions.
Breakfast in Alanya
If a nice breakfast is the key to a great day, there are many alternatives you can prefer in Alanya. Village-style breakfast in venues with sea or forest view stands out as one of the primary recommendations of the locals. A rich village breakfast in Alanya include citrus jam and pancakes specially prepared for you.
Places to Visit in Alanya
Caves, castles, ancient cities and beaches... Alanya offers you many options in terms of places to see. As you see the distance between these wonderful places to visit, you will be very pleased that you rented a car. Our suggestion is to start your tour from Dim Cave, which is about 14 km from the center. Dim, which is a natural cave formed by the melting of limestone by rain and snow waters, has an impressive beauty.
After Dim, you can visit Sapadere Canyon, approximately 38 km from here. You will see a waterfall at the end of the canyon with a length of 360 m and height of 400 m. The natural pool formed in the foot of this waterfall is suitable for swimming. We recommend you to experience this activity while you are here. Alanya is quite rich in terms of historical places. Syedra Ancient City, with a history dating back to 7th century BC is among these. The city, which is 22 km to Sapadere Canyon, has hosted many civilizations since the Ancient Age. When you see Syedra, you will understand why this ancient city is a right reason to rent a car in Alanya.
A Delicious Break
We recommend you to take a lunch break before continuing the day after a nice tour. Venues which present many different flavors together in the region make it possible to find options suitable for every taste. Our recommendation for you is to prefer seafood in these venues presenting examples from Turkish and world cuisine. You can have a great lunch with sea bream, Alanya style shrimp and stuffed zucchini flower.
You have seen the east of Alanya in the first half of the day, now it is time to set off to explore the west. The first stop is Alara Castle, approximately 39 km to here. This magnificent castle built for Seljuks Sultan Kayqubad I in 1232 is one of the must-see places of Alanya. After the castle, you can go to İncekum, which is 13 km away, to enjoy the sea and the sun. Cleopatra Beach is another option for swimming. Cleopatra is about 37 km from İncekum and is one of the most popular beaches in the region.
After the historical places and touristic areas around Alanya, it is time to explore the center. You can visit Alanya Castle and the Red Tower before the dinner, and enjoy the impressive atmosphere of Damlataş, one of the most famous caves of Turkey.
Evening Pleasure in Alanya
You left behind a full day in Alanya. You drove all day, visited historical places and got tired. Now is the time to reward yourself with an amazing dinner. Alanya cuisine includes more flavors than you can imagine. In addition to selections from Mediterranean cuisine, you can also prefer red meat dishes such as lamb's shank and Alanya bohçası.
Nightlife in Alanya
If you think that the day should not end, we must remind you that entertainment starts around 21:00 in Alanya. Heart of Alanya's nightlife beats in Bars Area of the Port. You can start the night in the bars here, or you can continue the entertainment in the club that suits you best.