Sitting on Turkey's south west coast is the stunning town of Alanya, a bustling holiday resort boasting golden beaches, a quaint old town, waterfront bars, wonderful views and great holiday vibes. Holidays in Alanya will focus on sun, sea and sand. There are numerous scuba and snorkel sites, great day trips to mud pools, pretty villages and cruises along the coast to enjoy, not to mention great bars and traditional restaurants. Beach lovers will be spoilt for choice with the two Blue Flag stretches of Kleopatra, where the ancient Egyptian Queen reportedly swam.
Turkey's beautiful climate makes this spot a great pick for those looking to top up the tan and relax on the beach. Potter around the Alanya Castle, a fort from Seljuk era now converted to an open-air museum, to get a glimpse into Alanya’s rich history. It watches over the beach from a cliff and offers brilliant views of the seaside, red-tiled Ottoman villas and a 12th century Red Tower, too. The nights sizzle here at the Bar District by the harbour where you have everything from terrace bars to four-storey nightclubs all packed with revellers. Robin Hood and Summer Garden are famous party spots to spend a throbbing night on the tiles. If you want to do some shopping at the bazaars, Central Alanya has some great places where you can pick up souvenirs and artefacts or relish the local delicacies. Alanya holidays are ideal whether you're looking for a laid-back break or a lively one - this coastal resort is calling.
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