A FULL MINI CITY TOUR, WHERE YOU CAN KNOW ALANYA.
Alanya Castle Tour and Alanya Cable Car Tour
Both Alanya Castle tour and Alanya cable car tour at the same time
1 Adult 21 $
1 Child 11 $
Alanya City Tour Experiences
- Sightseeing and swimming break at Cleopatra beach, one of the best beaches in the world.
- Visit to the famous Damlataş Cave on Cleopatra beach.
- Aerial view of Cleopatra beach and city by cable car.
- Visiting Alanya Castle and the surrounding historical places.
- Panoramic view of the whole city from the Taurus Mountains at sunset and a photo break
- Comprehensive information about the natural and cultural features of the city of Alanya.
Alanya City Tour Program
- Pick-up from hotels
- Swimming and sightseeing break at Cleopatra beach
- Damlataş cave visit
- Alanya cable car tour
- Alanya Castle tour
- Suleymaniye mosque visit
- Going to the viewing terrace of Alanya at the foot of the Taurus Mountains for the sunset
- Photo shoots against the panoramic view of Alanya
- Back to hotels
General Information About Alanya City Tour
Below, we have explained the places you will visit in the mini Alanya city tour in detail.
We also made a small list of places that are not included in this tour, but that you can visit on your own.
Places to Visit in Alanya City Tour
Cleopatra Beach Visit
There is not a single rock or pebble on the beach. Both the coast and the seabed are covered with sand. Sand grains consist of grains that are too large to cloud the water and too small to sink into the soles of the feet. The grains of sand are golden in color. The water is always clear and turquoise.
We do not know the coasts of other countries in the Mediterranean, but it would not be a lie if we say that this coast is the most unique coast of Turkey in the Mediterranean.
So BC. In the 1st century, Roman Commander Antony gifted this beach to Queen Cleopatra. Cleopatra used to enter the sea from this beach. When you go to the beach, you will understand better why Cleopatra preferred this beach.
Damlataş Cave Trip
Even though it is a small cave, its location makes it special. This cave, which takes its name from the water drops, is right under the peninsula where the Alanya castle is located, next to the Cleopatra beach. Its depth is 400 meters. It is a humid cave in summer and winter because it is located at an altitude lower than sea level and on the coast. Asthma patients in Alanya find healing here with 21-day therapies.
It was found by chance while working on a quarry in 1948. Geological findings show that the cave is at least 16 thousand years old. The temperature inside is the same in summer and winter. That’s why you can visit the cave even to cool off in the summer.
Alanya Cable Car Tour
Enjoy reaching the Alanya castle from the Cleopatra beach with the view of the Mediterranean Sea. The view is truly magnificent. You can take unique panoramic photos thanks to the fully glass-covered cable car cabins.
You will have plenty of time to both watch the scenery and take photos from the cable car.
- Stations: It is a two-station cable car. It was built for travel purposes. The line length is 900 meters. The first station is on the Cleopatra coast and the second station is in Alanya Castle.
- Ropeway Speed: Since the ropeway is made for sightseeing purposes, it moves slowly. speed is 10km/h. It is the speed of a person during jogging.
- Cabins: The cabins are for 8 people and are completely covered with unbreakable glass. Due to Covid-19, the maximum capacity has been reduced to 4 people.
- Safety: The ropeway was built by a German company in 2017. It has the most up-to-date security systems. All doors and motors are connected to the central system. Equipped with anti-shake equipment. They also operate silently.
Alanya Castle Tour
Built on a 100 thousand square meter peninsula, the Castle makes Alanya different from other holiday resorts as a tourist attraction. You can see both the west and the east of Alanya from a bird’s-eye view from the 250-meter-altitude castle. It is a historical place visited by almost everyone who comes to Alanya.
The history of Alanya Castle dates back to the Hellenistic period. It was updated in 1221 by Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat. There are 398 cisterns, 83 towers and 140 fortifications in the castle. It was the most comprehensive defense and shelter center of its period. The structure is still intact.
The local bazaar in the inner part of the castle will make you feel like you have gone to the past. There are old-style restaurants, historical places and shops selling local goods here.
Observation Terrace Trip and Panoramic Photo Shoots at Sunset
It is located at the foot of the Taurus Mountains across the peninsula where the Alanya castle is located. The altitude is 650 meters. You can see the whole of Alanya from a bird’s eye view from the observation terrace. It is the perfect place to take panoramic souvenir photos. It is approximately 3 km away from the center of Alanya.
There are many cafeterias where you can see the view of Alanya on the observation terrace. There are also a few shops where you can shop for souvenirs.
Other places you can visit that are not included in the tour program
Below we have listed other must-see places that are not in this tour program but are close to the city center.
You can also go to these sightseeing places by your own means. Or, if you want, we can organize private city tours for you. Private city tours are organized at the times you specify and according to the places you want. Please contact us for detailed information about private city tours.
Alanya Archeology Museum
In the museum, you can see the archaeological artifacts from the Lydian, Phrygian, Urartian, Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman periods. All historical artifacts belonging to civilizations established in Alanya since 700 BC are in this museum.
The museum consists of 14 indoor sections and an outdoor section.
The Red Tower was built during the development of the castle during the Seljuk state. It was built to prevent attacks from the sea to the port and shipyard. It is an octagonal tower with a height of 33 meters and a diameter of 29 meters. It is called the red tower because of the baked tiles used in its construction.
The tower consists of five floors. On the first floor is the Ethnography museum.
It is a museum that contains many historical artifacts describing the cultural and sociological history of the region. You can see many cultural and historical artifacts unique to Alanya in the museum. Many artifacts from the nomadic culture, such as weaving looms, clothes, carpets, rugs, kitchen utensils, weapons, lighting devices, describing the way of life of that day are on display.
Museum; It is also used for art and cultural activities such as painting exhibitions and concerts.
Historical Alanya Shipyard
It is one of the most important parts of Alanya silhouette. It is just below the castle, south of the Red Tower. It is designed in such a way that five ships can be built at the same time. It is the first shipyard of the Seljuk State.
The distance between the shipyard and the Red Tower is about 800 meters. There is a small protected cove on the road between the shipyard and the Red Tower. It is very enjoyable to walk over the landscaped city walls to reach the shipyard.
It is on the eastern slope of the Dim valley in the Taurus Mountains. The length of the cave is 410 meters. Its width is around 15 meters. It is a very large cave, the height of which varies between 2 and 20 meters in places. It is humid inside and is 18 ° C throughout the year.
The yellow dim lighting and live flute performance in the cave offer visitors a mystical atmosphere.
It has stalactites and stalagmites in many different shapes. The cave is moving in a vertical direction. It is constantly going down the barred stairs. As you progress, the cave expands. At the end of the cave is a turquoise pond. One of the stalagmites in this pond looks like a mother holding her child in her arms. This silhouette in the water is really impressive.
Many tropical fruits, especially bananas and oranges, can be grown in Alanya, which has a semi-tropical climate.
In this part of the city tour we will visit the orchards. You will be able to pluck the fruits from the trees yourself and eat them. You will experience how different the taste of a fresh orange is.
It is a stream flowing from the dim valley between the Taurus Mountains, 11km from the coast. The tea water is quite cold. Even in summer, the water temperature is 8°C. Therefore, we can say that it is the most ideal place in Alanya to cool off with tea. There are many touristic entertainment centers and restaurants on it.
You can eat by putting your legs in the water in the gazebos positioned on the water. Or you can sit against the view in gazebos built into tree-lined slopes.
There are many activities in the facilities such as pools (some guests prefer these pools because the tea water is cold), water slides, fishing activities. If you want, you can eat the trout you catch in the restaurants.
Dim Stream is a dam built in the section before the activity center. It meets the water and electricity needs of Alanya. The Mediterranean view of the dam is worth seeing.
Touristic Features of Alanya City
It is more advantageous for a holiday than other touristic regions in the Mediterranean.
It is the city with the largest population in Turkey in the Mediterranean. Therefore, the city has more options than other regions in terms of touristic facilities and excursion options. It is possible to find artistic and cultural events throughout the year. In addition, Alanya is a self-sufficient city in terms of shopping, health and agriculture.
It is possible to have a holiday at low prices in quality facilities.
It is possible to find touristic facilities suitable for every budget in Alanya. Cheap hostels, apart hotels, ultra luxury facilities, villas etc.
Alanya’s tourism accumulation and sector experience since 1990 has led to an increase in quality and a decrease in prices over time. The competition in the sector and the supply-demand imbalances that have occurred in some years have led to the survival of only the enterprises that provide quality and cheap service.
It receives immigration from 120 different countries.
In the past, this city, where only European tourists came for vacation, has started to receive immigrants from 120 different countries over time. Currently, it receives immigrants mostly from Asian and European continents.
The most important reasons for Alanya’s immigration are the good climate conditions, job opportunities, lower prices than in Europe and advantageous for real estate investment.
A city full of cultural riches and a society that respects diversity
It is a holiday city where people from many countries live together in peace. People with different languages, religions and races can live here without any problems. Indigenous people are always respectful of differences. In addition, it cannot be said that he was very much affected by political and political events. Everyone in this city lives like they’re on vacation. Perhaps the biggest reason for this is the Mediterranean itself…
Mild climate for 12 months.
The city is mild even in winter, both due to its geographical location and because the Taurus Mountains surrounding the city of Alanya prevent the cold in the interior. For example, while the average temperature in Antalya is 15 °C in December, the temperature in Alanya is 18 °C.