Astounding Alanya Private Tours visit Turkey's Vegas by the Sea. Predominantly visited by Scandinavian and Dutch holidaymakers the former bastion is now a thriving, energetic seaside resort.
See this city come to life on a night guided private tour; the downtown area is alive with dynamic bars, eclectic restaurants, and unique nightclubs. The nightly boat cruises are amazing and well worth taking (book these in advance to avoid disappointment) or maybe stroll along the waterfront and check out the activity at this bustling, busy port.
The Alanya Castle private tour is one of the most popular tours with travelers because of it's spectacular views and exciting sites to explore. This is a city split in two with its lively tourist trade on the one hand and many traditional cultural ruins to see on the other.
Alanya private tours will show you the even mix of conventional and modern lifestyles that the locals live in this unique place. Read More...
Alanya Castle Custom Tours for Panoramic City Views
Wrapped in 6.5km walls; take an Alanya's Seljuk-era sightseeing tour and you will see the impressive castle, it will strike you with the sense of the magnitude of this wonderful site.
Climb through the steep streets of the Tophane district, and you will get a sense of the Castle's sheer scale and control. The spectacular panoramic views of the Cilician mountains and the city are breathtaking, and a total photographers dream.
Right at the top is the Iç Kale ruins (inner fortress) a very popular Alanya private tour tourist attraction, even though the ruins are not well preserved they are impressive and worth a visit.
Top 10 Things to Do in Alanya
Take a guided private tour of the Damlataş Cave located in Antalya's Alanya district. More than 15,000 years old and discovered accidentally while construction workers were building a new pier, this amazing cave welcomes thousands of international and local visitors every year. With its golden beaches and historical relevance, Damlatas Cave is a must do on any sightseeing tour to Alanya.
Atatürk House Museum
Atatürk's House Museum sightseeing private tour will take you back in time with many original features and lots of character. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was quoted as saying Antalya was one of the most beautiful places in the world and he stayed at the house during his many official visits. The most important room in the Museum is where personal belongings of Atatürk are kept and exhibit to the public.
Wrapped in 6.5km walls; take an Alanya's Seljuk-era sightseeing tour, and you will see the impressive castle, it will strike you with the sense of the magnitude of this beautiful site. Climb through the steep streets of the Tophane district, and you will get a sense of the Castle's sheer scale and control. The spectacular panoramic views of the Cilician mountains and the city are breathtaking, and a total photographers dream.
The Harbour (Tersane)
Take a sightseeing private tour of the harbour and walk along the wooden promenade that runs south all along the old harbour walls from the Tersane to the Red Tower. The Tersane is the only remaining Seljuk-built shipyard in Turkey. Watch the waves slosh through its restored stone arches; it's is peaceful and beautiful. The walkway carries on further along the shoreline to a small quaint guard house, the coastal watchtower during the Seljuk era.
The octagonal shaped building from the 13th century is a symbol of work by the Selcuks and a must seen on any sightseeing private tour. Built in 1226 by Ebu Ali Rehç El Kettani, and made from distinctive red brick, the upper sections were fired because stone blocks were difficult to lift at a certain height at the time ergo the name 'Red Tower'. The dimensions of the tower are huge, and with its five floors and 85 steps to the top.
Kleopatra Plaji (Beach)
Famously named after the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, it is said that on her travels she docked in Alanya and took a swim in the peninsula. The waters are so clear here it is perfect for snorkelling as you can see the large variety of fish or try some diving and explore the Fosforlu Cave. With many facilities there to book guided private tours, it is a great spot to visit and get some sun.
The museum has one exterior and 14 interior exhibition halls where prehistoric and historical artefacts are on display from the Phrygians, Lydians, Greeks and Byzantine periods. Take a guided private tour and see the exhibits which include a Bronze sculpture of Herakles from 200AD and an extensive coin collection. Another area of the museum houses ethnographic artefacts from the Ottoman and Seljuk eras.
Book a custom private tour to Ehmedek and go back in time to the Ottoman times. The 16th-century Süleymaniye Camii which is the oldest mosque in Turkey is surrounded by old wooden houses which date back to when this are was known as the Turkish Quarter. See the vaulted covered market and 13th-century mausoleum. To see the history of this area up close this is a must see.
Alanya Water Park
When you or your travelling buddies (Kids) have had enough of culture that is the time to arrange your private tour and go to Alanya Water Park. This large water park, near Alanya's centre, has plenty of wet and wild fun with cafe's, 15 slides (for both little ones and adults) and fantastic pools with sun loungers.
Most sightseeing boat trip tours stop at the Fosforlu Cave to go swimming or diving and to explore the cave with its glittering waters. It is said that the cave gets it's name for the magic in the water but to be honest, the shimmering effect is a reflection of the moonlight on the caves. This is a great place to chill and soak up the sunshine.
Travel Tips for Alanya
Best Time To Visit
You can travel to Alanya on a private tour at any time of the year due to the steady sunny climate; it can be a little cold and wet from January to the beginning of April. In or out of season it is possible to visit the historical country sites. To assure your bookings try to pre-book your tours and airport transfers during the high season before you leave.
Alanya on a budget is the ideal holiday destination! Flights are reasonable out of season however during high season can cost a little extra. The currency is Turkish Lire; you will get reasonable rates in the change offices they do take the commission, but it is a minimal amount. The bars and restaurant prices are reasonable but shop around.
Know Before Visiting
Alanya is a diverse, welcoming and helpful nation, you will fall in love with this country, and will keep coming back again and again. If you love to shop, you will love the markets and bazaars. Haggling is part of the culture here so have fun take up to 30% off their asking price! Use the bus service to get around as it is cheap and will stop and drop you.
The weather is ideal for most of the year; the winters can be mild but still cold for the locals. From June to October, the weather is fantastic and gets scorching hot from July until September with temperatures hitting over 40 degrees. If you do not want to lie on a beach, there are lots to see and do in this amazing city; you will have a fabulous time.