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Things to do in Alanya, Turkey – Best Tours to Discover Alanya

Published 15 February, 2021

Alanya is the most beloved tourist destination on the Turkish Riviera. Its location by the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Taurus Mountains on the other offers stunning scenery and beautiful weather throughout the year! Alanya has charismatic historical landmarks as well as two large attractive beaches dotted with hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Those looking for shopping opportunities or nightlife entertainment are going to love it too!

Alanya is a charming city with a long history going back as far as the 4th century BC. It witnessed the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine cultures. The golden age of Alanya was under the Rum Seljuk Sultanate in the Middle Ages when the city’s most important architectural sites were built, including Alanya Castle, the Red Tower (Kızıl Kule), and the Tersane Shipyard.

Alanya Castle is a historical fortress from the 13th century which dominates the Kale Hill peninsula located between the two gorgeous beaches of Alanya: the Kleopatra and Keykubat beaches. The Castle overlooks the coastline with its 140 towers, surrounded by 6,5 km of defensive walls. You can combine the visit to the castle together with the town’s newest attraction from 2017, which is the cable car known as the “Alanya Teleferik.” It is 900 m long and takes you from Kleopatra Beach straight to the castle entrance.

 

If you want to see all of Alanya without missing any of the best places to visit, join us on our guided tours! We are here to ensure you discover all that Alanya has to offer and enjoy your holiday to the fullest.

You can come exploring with us whether you are staying directly in Alanya or any of the nearby towns of Mahmutlar, Kestel, Tosmur, Oba, Konakli, Türkler, Avsallar, or Okurcalar. We will pick you up and drop you off at the end!

Book a tour online and get a discount up to 30%!

 

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We will show you the best things to do in Alanya on our tours

Join us on our Alanya City Tour to discover the most important sites of the town! On this tour, we will visit the Damlatas cave near Kleopatra Beach and climb up Kale Hill to explore Alanya Castle together with the mosque. Then we will drive you out of the city to the Dim River at the foot of the Taurus Mountains where we will have lunch and possibly a refreshing dip in the cold water, and the rest of the afternoon will be free for exploring all the nooks of Alanya, shopping at the Friday bazaar or admiring the harbor.

If you are a fan of ships, you can book our Alanya Boat Tour and see the city from a different angle aboard the traditional Turkish wooden ship known as the “gulet.” The tour starts in the Seljuk Harbour and continues along with the Tersane shipyard, the Red Tower, the Castle on top of the Kale Hill, and the caves beneath it. The tour includes a swim at the Kleopatra Beach and lunch on board followed by a foam party!

If you like the idea of a party on a ship, you can also come to our Disco Boat tour, which starts in the evening and gives you a one-of-a-kind experience as you dance with the view of the town lit up in front of you.

A visit to the Hamam Turkish Bath is a great way to relax and recover from a night of partying. You can book yours with us! Hamam is a traditional Turkish bath procedure dating back to antiquity when baths played an important role in socializing, providing a place for discussing all kinds of matters from gossip to philosophy. Check the Hamam Turkish Bath tour for more information on this excursion and all the rooms with all the delightful procedures in which you can indulge!

Alanya Boat Tour

 

Alanya attractions for adventure seekers

Are you looking for something even more adventurous? There are other, less conventional ways to see Alanya: from the air or underwater!

Paragliding is for all who are brave enough to see Alanya from the sky. We will take you to a 700 m high mountain where the flights take off. What follows is 20 to 30 minutes of a heavenly view of Alanya until the landing at Kleopatra Beach. You will be paragliding in tandem with a licensed professional instructor.

 

Our Snorkel Tour is a 5-hour cruise that gives you the chance not only to see Alanya from a different perspective but also to swim and snorkel among turtles, fish, and other intriguing sea creatures.

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Top places to visit outside Alanya

That is not all – there are more exciting things to do outside Alanya!

We offer a selection of various safari trips, rafting, and visits to a great number of captivating natural locations such as the Green Canyon, Sapadere Canyon, Pamukkale, and remarkable architectural sites such as Kursunlu, Side, Aspendos, or Demre Myra Kekova.

 

We also organize a 2-day Cappadocia trip involving a balloon flight, “Turkish Night” festivities, an open-air museum and underground cities, or a trip to Antalya and the local aquarium.

Check out all the tours we offer for more information!

 

5 Reasons to come exploring Alanya must-see places with us

  1. We offer a wide range of tours so that everybody can choose their favorite.
  2. You can book your tour online and get discount up to 30% discount.
  3. You can cancel your booking up to 24 hours before the tour free of charge.
  4. We pick you up at your hotel and drop you off after the tour.
  5. We receive a TripAdvisor Quality Certificate every year.