Quick Alanya Tour with Video
Why Should I Live in Alanya?
Low Property Prices
Compared with the real estate in Europe, Turkey is still very cheap and the price / quality ratio is great. Alanya is the city with one of the lowest prices for flats and villas in the country. You can buy a comfortable studio in a new building with its developed infrastructure, located close to the sea and the city center for 40.000 Euros. It will also make you comfortable with low taxes that will not affect your budget.
Low Earthquake Risk
On the contrary other regions of Turkey, there are no powerful earthquake and other natural disasters in Alanya. You don’t need to be worried about security of yourself and your property.
Magnificent Mediterranean Climate
Location of Alanya which is located foothills of Taurus Mountain provides one of the hottest climates in Turkey. Air and water temperatures are always few degress higher than that of Side and Belek neighbouring Alanya as a holiday spots. You can swim and sunbathe from march to october in Alanya. It has longest summer time in Turkey.
Delicious Fruits and Vegetables
The mild subtropical climate allows several harvests per year. Alanya is the only region where bananas grow especially thanks to the warm climate. Alanya bananas are smaller than in Africa, but sweeter and juicy. In addition to banana planting, there are many citrus, olive and pomegranate plantings in the region. Even in winter, strawberries ripen. Also melons, cherries, apricots, peaches, figs ripen in summer and watermelons, plums, dates mature in autumn. Oranges and apples ripen throughout the year. Carob tree also grows in Alanya.
Incredible Various Nature
There are many parks and flower beds in the city. In the spring, colorful tulips are grown on the central square. The region has picturesque rocky cliffs as well as many beaches with slightly inclined shores. The world-famous Cleopatra's Beach attracts thousands of tourists from other cities and countries. There is Damlataş Cave in the city center. Its air has a therapeutic effect for asthma patients. And the giant cave Dim, with its incredibly beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, is just a few kilometers away from the city center. There are fish restaurants near the cave where the Dim River flows, and you can fish here. There is also a small Sapadere canyon in the region. Besides, Alanya is surrounded by forests and gardens.
Easy Transportation System
You can fly to Alanya all year round with regular and charter flights from different countries. Gazipaşa Airport is only 40 km away, the road takes no more than half an hour. Antalya Airport is 120 km away. Alanya is linked with other cities in Turkey both air and bus services. Turkey's roads are in perfect condition and intercity bus stands out with comfort and good service. You can travel around the city and surrounding areas with the help of local buses called “dolmuş”. It is extremely easy to reach from one end of the city to the other. You can also rent a car or bicycle or take a taxi.
Numerous Historical and Cultural Monuments
There are several museums in Alanya. In addition, the ancient castle, Red Tower and The shipyard dating back to the XIII. century is open to visitors. Outside the city, there are ruins of ancient cities.
Rich Activity Options
Alanya is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. A wide variety of water sports are organized on the city beaches. Here you can dive and even surf. Surf tours are organized every day during the summer season and the classic surf season begins close to the winter months. Paragliding tours are organized for those who want to see the city from a bird's eye view. You can also go on jeep safari tours, go on a yacht or go for a walk in the mountains.
Restaurants, Bars and Nightlife
Alanya offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. In the city, you can find everything from the cheapest canteens with delicious homemade food to high-end restaurants with gourmet cuisine. In Alanya, you will find Chinese cuisine, Japanese sushi, Russian meatballs, Ukrainian beet soup, vegetarian foods and more. The nightlife is also in full swing and the city streets in the summer are full of visitors until the morning.
Festivals and International Competitions
As well as other holiday destinations in Turkey, Alanya draws attention to a great number of international festivals and sporting events held in the city. Every year, Alanya hosts Tourism and Art Festival, Jazz Festival, Film Festival in Red Tower, Christmas Fair, Wooden Sculpture Symposium, Triathlon Championship and Bicycle Competitions.
Health Care With High Quality
There are many public and private hospitals in the city that offer a variety of services, including plastic surgery. Many doctors speak foreign languages. There are special personnels speaking foreign languages for foreign patients in hospitals.
Cosmopolitan Feature And Hospitality
Turkey is famous for its hospitality and Alanya is not an exception. Native people will never leave you on the road and will try to help you even if they don't speak your language. Even Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who came to the city for negotiations, immediately realized and emphasized the hospitality of the people of Alanya.