Top 4 Family-Friendly Beaches in Alanya

Alanya is the perfect place to live or visit when you’re planning the perfect family getaway to a beachy destination. With relatively good temperature throughout the summer at around 28 degrees Celsius, is really is the perfect destination. When going to a beachy destination, you’re coming for one thing: the beaches, and Alanya has plenty. But what are the best ones? Let’s find out.


For younger children, those under the age of 13, Damlatas beach offers more than just a beautiful beach. Damlatas is also equipped with a huge playground and shaded parks for when the afternoon sun becomes a bit much. It also has walkways to be able to push strollers around for families with very young children.

Damlatas also has a network of caves to explore and is another great thing to do to get out of the sun, as well as snorkeling along the coastline.

Restaurants in the area also offer ice cream to treat that sweet tooth.


Also known as Eastern Beach, Keykubat is one of Alanyas most popular beaches and it shows. It’s much more crowded than the other beaches so if that’s a deterrent, we recommend skipping this beach. This one is especially popular for those with children, however, because of its shallow waters and shaded playground.


However, Cleopatra beach is the most famous beach in all of Alanya, hosting many tourists and locals alike every sunny day of the year. It is relatively close to Damlatas though with just a short walk so you can escape the crowds there if watersports and its unique refreshments don’t interest you.

Come back in the evening when the crowds have died down to the beachside restaurants to enjoy the sunset over the meditteranean sea.


If you don’t mind driving a little bit out of the city, approximately 25km, then head to Incekum beach. Like Keykubut, this beach is perfect for children as the water is shallow, giving them plenty of space to roam and play safely.

Places to Visit Around Alanya

While Alanya is a beautiful place to visit, if you’re in town for awhile, there are plenty of other cities that are worth a trip to as well. Popular destinations around Alanya include:

Side: If you’re looking to visit a historical place, Side is the place to visit. Renowned for its Temple of Apollo which Cleopatra and Marc Anthony often frequented in the past, Side is also a great place to take in the sights of its ancient ruins.

Kemer: For a panoramic view of the meditteranean, Kemer is the place to go. Take a cable car up to Mount Tahtali to the viewing platform which will offer views of the coastline and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Antalya: Perhaps the most popular destination to visit outside of Alanya is Antalya where many shopping and touristic attractions are nestled, but it’s also a great city to experience the culture and art of Turkey. It’s also home to the country’s largest archaeological museums, filled with artifacts that have been excavated around the country. Families with children should also visit the aquarium.

Anamur: Head east from Alanya to visit this spot that not many people think to go to. However, besides their bananas which the region is heralded for, there’s also Mamure Castle, an ancient structure that looks like something straight out of a medieval tv show. Many people frequent this destination more than once as it has 3 large courtyards and 39 towers, giving people a new place to explore every time. 

When to Invest in Turkish Real Estate

You might be wondering to yourself: when is the best time to invest in Turkey real estate? The answer is NOW. While to the locals of Turkey, the real estate market is incredibly unattractive considering how far down house prices are plunging and how the currency value is taking a nosedive as well.

However, to foreigners, Turkey has never looked more attractive and if you’re looking to purchase a house for the summer, your retirement, or are looking to make a permanent move, there is no better time to move to Turkey.

The reason for this is inflation. While some places like Istanbul saw house prices raise by 6.3%, the reality of it when the prices were adjusted according to inflation, the house prices actually took a severe nosedive by 12.6% instead. Ankara and Izmir, two other popular destinations saw their inflation-adjusted prices drop by 10.5% and 7.6% respectively.

Worried about citizenship? Not to worry, Turkey has you covered. You see, foriegn homebuyers are rewarded for their kindness to Turkish citizens, meaning that if your home country where you currently hold citizenship allows Turkish citizens to own property, then you’re allowed to in Turkey as well.

So what are you waiting for? There are so many places in Turkey for you to live and explore. If you’re especially interested in the Alanya area, contact EMR. We’ll find you your perfect place to call home.

Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey

Once every year, a great bicycle race is held known as the Tour of Turkey. People from all over the world from different countries, cities, and towns gather in a Turkish city to participate in this grand event, making it one of the largest multicultural events in the world.

There is a specific route that the bikers have to take, so anyone thinking of cheating and trying to go off the mapped route for a short-cut will not be able to do so. This race requires a lot of stamina so although it will be difficult for the bikers to pass anyone at the beginning of the race, as bikers begin to get tired, stronger competitors will be able to pull ahead.

But this is not just some 10km or even 25km race. The race in particular that is held this year is around 996km.

However, the race is not a straight shot to Istanbul and whoever reaches Istanbul first is declared the winner. Instead, the winner of the race is the person who scores the most points in each of the 6 stages of the race. Bikers will do five laps in Istanbul and then settle down in a hotel for the night before moving on to the next major city along the way and completing the same task, all the way to the last city where the 6th stage will be held. You can now see why this is such a gruelling race and why only the strongest bikers are recommended to compete in such an event. 

If you think you have what it takes to compete in the Tour of Turkey, train hard and find a team in your area.

Top 4 Clubs in Alanya

Sure, there are plenty of things to do around Alanya in the daytime, but what about the nightlife? Where are the best places to do? Well, if clubs and dancing are your go-to activities if you’re looking for a good time, then be sure to check out these 4 highly rated and reviewed dance clubs.

Summer Garden

Never seen a shark before? Well, you’re in luck because there’s one at the entrance to this club! This open-air club is perfect for cooling off during those hot summer days and sipping a well-priced drink. If you’re not in the mood for dancing, there’s spots available where you can sit and socialize and order food. Although this is one of Alanya’s more pricier clubs, it’s one that shouldn’t be missed.

Black Horse

If you want a good variety of music, Black Horse is the place to go. Black Horse will play every request that you could possibly have, while still playing traditional club music in between. The establishment doubles as a bar and restaurant as well, meaning you can have a tasty meal for dinner and then stay well into the night for drinks and dancing.

Havana Club

This club has been hailed by locals and tourists alike as their favorite club in Alanya and one that should not be missed for any party people coming to visit. The only downside that people have to say about it? The club closes its doors around 3am, whereas much of its visitors would want to dance until dawn. Yep, it’s that good.

Carisma Bar

Known for its superb staff who aim to please and clearly love their job, Carisma Bar is the place to go for good vibes, great cocktails, and amazing music. 

Top 5 Places to Eat in Alanya

When travelling anywhere international, the first thing people want to do is sample the local cuisine and eat anything that they wouldn’t normally find back in their hometown. To help tourists and locals alike, here are our top 5 favorite restaurants and eateries in Alanya.

PARK ORMAN: Nestled in the mountains of Alanya, the trip up to Park Orman is just as beautiful as the food. Park Orman is the top restaurant to visit in the summer if you’re looking to escape the heat as it is literally located in the middle of the forest. The rustic restaurant features turkish delicacies such as kebabs, but the real treat is their Village Breakfast Buffet. Stocked to the brim with organic foods, you’re sure to leave full, satisfied, and wanting to come back again and again.

TAVUK DUNYASI: Chicken, salad, and pasta all on one plate? While it may sound like a strange combination to foreigners, every person who gives it a try will tell you that these three items together make your taste buds sing in harmony at how well they blend together. With fantastic prices, large portions, and a family friendly environment, there’s nothing to dislike about Tavuk Dunyasi.

EV RESTAURANT: Popular among locals and tourists alike, EV Restaurant is not to be missed. The restaurant boasts a stunning variety of foods from turkish delicacies to familiar comfort items like pizza, pasta, and salad. Be sure to leave enough room for dessert and cocktails as people from everywhere rave about the sweets that are served here.

(EV Restaurant does not currently have a website, but a quick search for them on Facebook will direct you to many pictures of their delicacies.)

KEYF-I ALA: If you want a restaurant with a view, Keyf-i Ala is the restaurant for you. Featuring sweeping views of Alanya and the Meditteranean coastline, enjoy turkish and meditterannean delicacies in a space that also hosts weddings! Yes, the food is that good that people choose to get married here. Don’t leave Alanya without coming here for a sunset feast.

(Keyf-i Ala does not currently have a website, but a Google search will showcase it’s beautiful view and mouth watering food.)

BISTRO BAHAMA: There’s a reason why this Turkish and Italian restaurant has 941 5-star reviews on Tripadvisor. Most of the reviews will rave about the steak which is definitely a must-have at least once when you come to visit Bistro Bahama. Come here on a clear afternoon or evening as the majority of the seating is outside on the streets of Alanya, giving you delightful views and scenery as well as a hot, quality meal.

(Bistro Bahama also does not currently have a website, but their Facebook page and Google page features many of the sights and food available.)

Winter Activities in Alanya

Alanya is hailed as a resort city in Turkey, famous for its beaches, entertaining nightlife, and warm weather that will keep you out and about all day long. But what about the Winter season in Alanya? Does it compare to the Summer? Are you still able to enjoy all of the activities that you normally would during the warmer months?

In short, the answer is yes. Alanya never experiences snowfall, and the weather, although cooler than if you were to visit in the summer, remains mild enough through the short Winter to still be able to enjoy the beach life. While you might need a light jacket when the evening rolls around if you plan on exploring outside, it doesn’t detract from your overall enjoyment, and the active nightlife scene is sure to keep you warm as you’ll be dancing all night long.

For those who prefer to enjoy winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding, you’re also in luck. While not located directly in Alanya, the neighbouring city of Antalya is home to two ski resorts–Saklikent and Isparta–which are approximately a 3hr drive away.  The resorts are open for the public to enjoy from November-May permitting the snow conditions.

No matter what time of year it is, there’s never a better time to visit Alanya than now. Come and see for yourself the beauty of the meditteranean coast.

Unknown History of Alanya

Unknown History of Alanya

Alanya is the one of the most important part of world heritage. Alanya is full of culture and history from the first resettlement Upper Palaeolithic Era (BC 20.000 – 17.000) till now. Alanya is cradle of civilizations. Alanya got an important role in the Ptolemaic, Roman, Egyptians, Greeks, Anatolian Seljuks, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires.

Alanya’s first written history was related famous Trojan war. According to the famous historian Herodotus,  After the Trojan War (BC1820), some of the displaced came and settled in Alanya. various indigenous tribes also hosted the arrivals. B.C. In the first half of the 16th century, the Hittites who set foot on these lands killed about 600 people and connected Cilicia and Pamphylia to themselves. B.C. During the years 224-188, all Cilicia, despite being overrun by the Great Antiocus, maintained its independence due to the difficulty of its siege and take. And by the 7th century, the construction of a castle was given priority for the protection of Arab raids therefore, many castles and churches in and around Alanya are built in M.S.6 and 7th century. Alalya’s oldest known name is Korakesium.

Anatolian Seljuk Sultan 1.Alaaddin Keykubad defeated Kyr Vart who was Alanya Castle in the ascendant in 1221 Following this, Sultan Alaaddin married Kyr Vart’s daughter and changed its name to Alaiye and built a palace in the city. Alanya became second capital for Anatolian Seljuks and they governed empire from Alanya in winters. it was the richest period of the city at that time and they built many historical buildings. Today’s castle, shipyard and many of the buildings still standing from that period.

As a result of the decadence of the Anatolian Seljuks in 1300, Karamanoğlu Principality concurred city  Karamanogulları, sold the city to Egypt Memluk Sultanate in 1427 for 5 thousand gold.

Finally the Ottomans united Anatolia. Following this Ottoman concurred Alaiye in 1571. Under the Ottoman Empire. Alaiye, first joined to the province of Cyprus in 1571, then Alanya became part of the province of Konya in 1864. In 1868, Alaiye was connected to the Sanjak of Antalya and finally in 1871 the district of Antalya was built. Atatürk visited the city in 1935 and named it Alanya.

Alanya City

Why living in Alanya better than anywhere?

You should want to living in Alanya. Cause; Alanya situated southern coast of Turkey between Taurus Mountains and Mediterranean Alanya has  stunning scenery and majestic mountains, beautiful beaches and great local cuisine. Then there is the safe and friendly environment and Alanya has wonderful climate most of the year. The clime Alanya is mild, generally warm and hot. Average template is 18.7 degree and it is ideal temperature to live and Alanya gives opportunity to spend so much time outdoors with nice people. Alanya is very cosmopolitan city, very multi-cultural with a large resident international community. A lot of Europeans, Russians and other nationalities prefer to live in Alanya for tons of good reasons. Lets find out reasons on below list. Why living in Alanya.

Alanya provides high life standards with lower cost. When you compare with Europe, prices of food, restaurants, transportation, utilities, clothing and apartment rent & buying costs  2 or 3 times cheaper in Alanya. In fact  better quality services and products are attainable and unless it’s luxury you’re after, everything’s pretty affordable in Alanya.

Alanya is the one of safest place in Turkey. Alanya generally boasts very low crime rates and offers a safe environment for families, children and new businesses.. No need to worry about being mugged or robbed, being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion and violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery or people using or dealing drugs. Alanya is very safe to walking alone during daylight and night.

Alanya has perfect medical facilities, there is a fully equipped public hospital and university hospital and There are also wonderful private hospitals, specialist clinics and small local state funded healthcare centres in every town. Medicine is very advanced and economic in Alanya.

Alanya Hep University
Alanya Hep University

Alanya boast excellent local public schools and some of Turkish best private  educational institution’s international campuses. Most of the private international schools English taught and follow the British curriculum in multi-cultural environment. Some facilities of Akdeniz university located in Alanya and there are 2 other university located in Alanya too with perfect campuses.

Alanya has many wonderful natural  beauties, there are many excellent beaches and most famous on is Cleopatra beach. The beach spans 2 kilometers west of the Alanya castle. There is beautiful canyon, it is called Sapadere and gives glimpses of immense natural beauty and cascading waterfalls. There is wonderful river called Creek Dim. River gives opportunity to avoid hot days with cold fresh water and air.

Alanya is full of historical place. Oldest one is Kadini Cave . It is around 20000 years old. Alanya Castle and Red Tower, which is one of the symbols of historical works of Alanya is the architectural piece of the 13th century Seljuk period. The length of the fortification walls is 6.5 kilometers. Alanya Castle, which is Located at 250 meters altitude from the sea level.

Alanya Red Tower
Alanya Shipyard and Tophane

Alanya Shipyard and Tophane built in 13th. century bu Anatolian Seljuks.

Alanya is incredibly diverse with too many activity. There is no chance to get bored in Alanya. These activities are rafting, scuba diving, boat tour,  having Turkish bath, quad safari, boat trip, paragliding, going aqua park, jeep safari, horse safari, canyon hiking, fishing, swimming with dolphins and watching dolphin show, visiting museums, going theater, going  concert, joining workshops and festivals, going soccer games. Why living in Alanya.

Alanya beaches
Beaches of Alanya

Alanya is relatively small city even so Alanya has airport and there are international flights from Alanya Gazipasa Airport. There are many flights directly to main centers of Europe.

Alanya has very high investment potential, with existing tax benefits, incentives and currency rate advantage to buy property in Alanya is very profitable on the other hand to buy property as a second home or capital appreciation now have the added option of covering expenses in the holiday rentals market by letting their properties for high rents during the summer season.

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