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Alanya City was named after both of them because it was between Pamphylia and Klikya in Antiquity. It is built on a small peninsula between the Mediterranean and the Taurus Mountains. Research on its historical past shows that it dates back to the Upper Paleolithic Period.

Cleopatre Beach Alanya
Cleopatre Beach Alanya

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The oldest name of Alanya City is Korakesium. It was named as Kalanoros in the Byzantine period. Allaaddin Keykubat, who was one of the Anatolian Seljuk rulers in 13th century, took the castle and changed the city’s name to Alaiye. Atatürk, who created Alanya in 1935, named the city Alanya.

Arab raids began in the 7th century AD. Many castles were built in Alanya and its surroundings for defense purposes. In 1221, 1. Alaaddin Keykubad conquered the castle and built a palace in his name. Alanya became the second capital after Konya.

It was under the rule of the Seljuk State from 1277 to 1300. Mamluks ruled in the city when the Seljuks broke up. In 1471, it entered the borders of the Ottoman State.

Alanya City – Historical Places 2020


It was built in 1226 by the Seljuk Sultan Alaattin Keykubat for defense purposes. The five-storey tower is octagonal and 33 meters high. since red bricks are used in its construction, its name is referred to as Kizilkule.

The ground floor of Kizilkule is used as a museum today. In the museum, works such as spinning wheels, benches, handmade bindal people from the Ottomans are exhibited. The tower’s watchtower can be reached by 87 steps of stairs. After this exhausting exit, you will encounter magnificent panoramic Alanya view. Alanya City can be traced from the existing openings in the open-top area.


The shipyard, which was built by Alaattin Keykubat in 1228, can be reached from the walls at the bottom of Kizilkule. The wooden-bodied ships of the Seljuk and Ottoman Periods were built in this shipyard. It has 5 rooms opening to the sea at a depth of 43 meters.

Alanya Castle

Alanya Castle, which is one of the symbols of Alanya City, carries traces of the Hellenistic Period. The historical texture that has survived to the present day indicates that it is a 13th century Seljuk work. It was built by the Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat, who took the City of Alanya in 1221.

There are 83 towers and 140 bastions in Alanya Castle. There are approximately 400 cisterns within the walls to meet the water need of the city.

The castle can be reached by Damlataş Cave or from the back of the Kuyularönü Mosque in the city center.

Alanya Museum

Alanya City is a city rich in history and culture. Those who visit Alanya Museum understand this much better. In the first part of the museum, which consists of three sections, prehistoric works, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine ruins are exhibited. It is a 51.5 cm tall bronze statue of Herakles, one of the most important works of the period.

In the second part, there are handwritten Qur’an, calligraphy, Alanya home decoration items and ethnographic works.

The third part is the garden. Sarcophagi and sculptures are on display.

Damlatas Cave and Beach

Damlatas Cave can be visited while descending from the road on the west side of the peninsula after Alanya Castle. The cave offers a magnificent atmosphere with colorful stalactites and stalagmites. The temperature of the cave is constantly 23 degrees. Moisture rate is between 90-100%. It has a high carbon dioxide rate. It is said to be good for asthma and rheumatism. Therefore, those who come for tourism purposes as well as those who come for treatment purposes are not few. There is Damlatas beach with its clear sea and sand right in front of the cave. Swimming lovers should definitely swim here.

Leartes Ancient City

It is built on the hills of 900m height of Cebelireis Mountain, 27 km away from Alanya. It is possible to see the ruins of churches, Turkish baths, stadiums and houses of the period in the Ancient City, which experienced the brightest period between the 1st and 3rd centuries.


It is born within the Taurus Mountains, 6 km east of Alanya. It flows into the Mediterranean with a flow of 60 km. In the summer heat, the cool waters of Dimcayi cool tourists and impress the view. There are many trout restaurants around Dimcayi. You can eat your food by cooling off, do rafting and kayaking, and swim in the ice cold Dimcayi.

Dim Cave

Dim Cave is located in the Dim valley, 230 meters above sea level. Turkey’s 2nd largest cave. The cave, which has an average temperature of 18 degrees, has illuminated walking paths.

Alanya City is one of the favorite holiday resorts of tourists with its historical centers as well as entertainment centers. Night life is quite colorful. Discos, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes are quite busy, but entertainment continues until the morning.

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