Alanya, which is a holiday paradise in the south of Turkey, is preferred by local and foreign tourists especially in summer seasons with its natural beauties, historical buildings and warm climate. In Alanya, which has been used as a city by many civilizations throughout history due to its location and geographical features, there are historical structures built by these civilizations that can still be seen today. Alanya, which has been a center of attraction throughout its history from the Phrygians to the Romans, from the Anatolian Seljuk State to the Ottoman Empire, continues to host thousands of visitors from all over the world today.
While there are especially historical buildings among the places to visit in Alanya, there are also very interesting places among the natural beauties of the region.
After you have prepared your list of places to see on your holiday in Alanya, if you want to take a look at the hotel options, you can visit our Alanya Hotels page.
Red Tower
Kızılkule, which is one of the first structures that comes to mind when Alanya is mentioned, is among the symbolic structures of the region. You can visit the tower, which is a remarkable structure with its architecture and location, in the district center around the historical peninsula.
The tower, which is one of the 13th century structures, was built by I. Alaaddin Keykubat. Kızılkule, which was established to prevent threats from the sea and to defend the city, was built on a sloping land. The east side of the tower, which has a different distance from the ground on both sides, is 33 meters; The west side is 3 meters shorter than the east.
The tower, in which rectangular limestone and spolia products were used, is among the most beautiful examples of 13th century structures with its magnificent appearance. On the door of the tower, where the entrances are made from the north side, the inscription "Thanks to Allah" draws attention.
Dim Cave
Dim Cave, which is among the natural beauties that must be visited in Alanya, is approximately 13 kilometers from the town center. You can reach the cave, located in the Kestel region, by private vehicle by following Ahmet Tokuş Boulevard to Dim Stream.
There are 4 galleries inside the cave, which is approximately 232 meters above sea level. The cave, which is very interesting in formation and appearance, is one of the most important natural wonders of the region. With a total length of 360 meters, the width of the building is 13 meters, while stalactites and stalagmites can be seen on its ceilings.
Alanya Castle
The castle, which is located within the borders of the historical peninsula in Alanya district center, is one of the important historical structures of the region. The castle is about 5-10 minutes' walk from the town center.
The castle, which has a magnificent appearance with its 6-kilometer-long ramparts surrounding it, was started to be used in 1221 during the reign of Alaaddin Keykubat I to protect the city against threats from the sea. During the same period, various restoration works were carried out, and the castle was further strengthened. A cistern was built inside the building in order to avoid problems with water needs.
Sapadere Canyon
Sapadere Canyon, one of the extraordinary natural beauties of Alanya, is among the places to be visited with its remarkable structure and atmosphere. Located in Sapadere Village, the building is 45 kilometers from the town center.
There are small natural pools in the canyon, which is approximately 15 kilometers from the sea. The natural pools, which can also be entered, are among the most striking features of the building. It is not dangerous to visit the canyon, as platforms are built inside the canyon for easy navigation.
Located in Alanya town center, close to the port, the armory can be easily reached on foot.
The armory, located next to the shipyard within the boundaries of the historical peninsula, is a structure consisting of 2 floors in total. Thanks to the vaulted corridor in the armory, which is 19 meters high, it is possible to pass to the surrounding walls.
One of the windows of the 2 rooms at the entrance door of the building is ashore; the other faces the sea. On the upper floor, there are 6 rooms in total, three in three. A cistern was also built within the borders of Tophane to meet the water needs of the soldiers and officials. The structure played an important role in the defense of the Mediterranean against external threats during its period.
Phosphorous Cave
You can visit Phosphorus Cave, which is very close to Damlataş Cave, which is among the important natural beauties of Alanya, with boat tours from the port.
The cave, which has a very interesting structure, is famous for emitting phosphorescent light. The lights, which can be seen more clearly especially late at night, are also reflected in the sea of the cave. You can visit the cave, which has the appearance of a natural pool, free of charge, and enjoy the cool waters of the Mediterranean in the clear sea in front of it.