Duration: 7 hours
Route: Castle of Alanya – Byzantine Monastery – Red Tower – Kale Kapisi – Alanya Old City (Tophane) – Alanya Archaeological Museum – Seljuk Dockyard – Damlatas Cave – Cleapatra Beach
You can be picked up from either Antalya airport, an Alanya Hotel , Alanya Marina or the Alanya cruise ship port. Where your Alanya guide will be holding up a sign with your name on it so you can easily find your way through the crowd to the correct transfer service. Your Alanya tour guide or a local turkish travel agency will provide you with a complimentary Antalya City map, full map of turkey and some brouchures on turkey. The tour will take approximately 7 hours and afterwards you will be driven back to the same collection point that you were met in the morning.
Alanya back in BC 2 century was the center of the slave market, the city of Cilicia, pirate bed, and Seljuks maritime. It is known that Mark Anthony gave Alanya to Cleaopatra as a “wedding gift”. This Mediterranean city is crowned by the Castle of Alanya and its here that we will begin our exploration of Alanya. The castle is a fantastic landmark and main focal point of the city as it can be seen from every point you go to around Alanya, the walls of the castle date right back to the 13th century and were built on top of Byzantine fortifications. Inside the castle we will be able to see a Byzantine Monastery, Mosque, Caravanserai and Numerous Cisterns. The castle is magnificent with high walls, 140 towers, 400 cistern and majestic doors. Just below the Castle is where you can also find the Red Tower as it is situated on the harbour frontline. Kale Kapisi is one of best example of Seljuk building. According to the inscription date of construction is 1231. Alanya Old City (Tophane) has massive stone walls, meandering streets, and old houses built so close together that they often over shadow the narrow lanes that are made from cobbles.
Now you have taken in the sights of Alanya your tour guide will give you approx one hour free time to have a wander at your own lesiure for grab some refreshments and sit beside the sea whilst filling up your camera with Alanya beautiful scenery.
After lunch, we will go to visit Alanya Archaeological Museum. Within the museum you will come across artifacts from Anatolian Civilizations, as well as the archaeological monuments from across the region. There museum is spilt up into different sections that consist of archeology and ethnography, and a completely different section for the exhibition of Heracles. After you have seen around the museum we will move on to see other special sites such as the Seljuk Dockyard – The construction was started in 1227 and was completed within just 12 months, Damlatas Cave – Alanya is full of stalactites and stalagmites due to the humidity being 90% on the interior, the caves are used for the treatment of respiratory ailments, Cleopatra Beach – The name came from the last queen of ancient Egypt ‘Cleopatra’ as in accordance to legends Cleopatra would swim every day in at this beautiful sandy spot. Cleopatra’s beach has very fine soft sand and the water is as clear as a crystal. To put a perfect end to a busy day then why not head up to one of the numerous little cafes that line the mountain side (on way to castle) and watch the burning sun set over Cleopatras Beach, it truly is a spectacular sight to see!
When the tour around Alanya has finished your tour guide will then transfer you back to your pick up point (where you were collected from in the morning).
* A private tour of Alanya is also available for you, which enables you to plan out your own schedule and also makes your day personal. As the guide will arrange pick up and drop off at your own convenience. (within appropriate time scale)
PS: At Alanya tours we we can also provide private tours which means they include a driver and a separate tour guide who speaks English, they will accompany you throughout the tour and will be able to answer any questions or queries during your tour. Those who book in advance get to avoid the rush and tight squeezes of traveling with all of the crowds.
- Private Professional Licenced English Speaking Tour Guide.
- Private Deluxe A/C VIP Vehicle.
- Parking Fees of vehicle
- Pick up From Alanya Harbor, Alanya Airport, Alanya Hotel
- Drop off to Alanya Harbor, Alanya Airport, Alanya Hotel
What’s Not Included
- Gratuities to the guide and driver.
- Personal expenses.
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|A tour document with details and confirmations will be e-mailed after booking.
Private Alanya City Tour is runs everyday and available all year round.