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. 

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.)

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

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.

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Turkey has the world’s 17th-largest nominal GDP and 13th-largest GDP by PPP. The country is among the world’s leading producers of agricultural products; textiles; motor vehicles, transportation equipment; construction materials; consumer electronics and home appliances. And also Turkey is one of the biggest market of Europe. The Turkish market counts around 83 million consumers.

Turkey has  experienced credit-led economic issues because of some internal and external reasons.

Private sector had some difficulties to pay back their debts  which were taken in foreign currency because of highly vulnerable currency. Some of companies bankrupted meanwhile remaining were turned more stronger and flexible companies. Turkish economy became stable but still Turkish Lira could not find real worth. According to the development bank reports and European Commission Turkish economy will grow and  strong contribution of net trade, reflecting mostly a high income elasticity of import demand, dampens the shock to the domestic economy. It is a sign of economic crisis and recession were  over for Turkey regarding to mentioned reports .Turkey still has its currency and monetary sovereignty. Even though depreciating its currency might not be ideal, the option still exists and might be an effective solution in solving problems like current account deficits.Turkey provide against to further currency depreciations by taking various steps to prevent a sharp recession, including discounts on high-interest loans and regulatory forbearance to help banks deal with non-performing loans. When that steps pan out Turkish Lira will get stronger. Turkey gives great opportunities for investors and Turkey still important center for attracting local and foreign investors in various sectors.

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The current population of Turkey is estimated at 83.43 million and 29 milyon of them young, qualified and skilled manpower.

Turkey’s young population is very large compared to European countries. Turkey is the most populous country in Europe and more than half 30, which means that any investor who opens a project in. The spectacular growth in the number of universities has allowed Turkey to graduate a larger number of students, which in turn has enabled Turkey to transform its young population and large labor force into a skilled workforce. More than 6.7 million students are enrolled in higher education and Approximately 800,000 students graduate from universities every year.These young Turks are well educated, technically skilled, dynamic and open minded. Investors can work with them easily ang get high performance with relatively low cost of labour.

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Turkey’s repeated attempts to join the European Union have helped to establish European regulations and trade standards, which have substantially liberalised the economy.

Turkey has one of the most competitive corporate tax rates among OECD member countries.

The Turkish corporate tax legislation has noticeably clear, objective, and harmonized provisions that are in line with international standards. In order to encourage investors to invest in Turkey, the institutional profit tax applicable to foreign investors has been reduced by 33% to 20%. In some cases, foreigners are exempt from this tax in whole or in part. Investors are also encouraged in some areas allocated by the State such as land allocation and other incentive policies and Turkey’s investment legislation is simple and complies with international standards, while it offers equal treatment for all investors.

Turkey is a transcontinental country that includes Anatolia in Western Asia and East Thrace in Southern Europe. Turkey is linking Asia and Europe has historically made it a natural bridge connecting the two continents with New and highly developed technological infrastructure in transportation, telecommunications and energy. Also Turkey has well-established transportation routes and direct delivery mechanism to most of the EU countries, railway transport advantage to Central and Eastern Europe and well-developed and low-cost sea transport facilities.

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Turkey has, through its location, embraced many commercial routes linking the East and the West.

Today, Turkey enjoys a sensitive strategic location to reach more than 1.5 billion people in each Asia, Europe, and Africa, and it is the most reliable transit point in trade relations. Therefore Turkey has a strategic geographical location that allows it to be a regional hub between Europe, Asia and the MENA economic zone.

Turkey has a wealth of natural resources: boron, coal, iron, zinc, chromium, copper, silver. The exploitation of these resources is still under-developed and presents many opportunities. This could also lead to opportunities in heavy industry.  There are also a good number of opportunities in engineering works. The agri-food and textile sectors are looking for equipment. Other key sectors are the automotive industry and health, which is in increased demand.

Tourism is one of the Turkey’s key sectors. It is already well developed in Istanbul, on the Mediterranean coast, in the region of the capital and Cappadocia. In spite of this, the tourist sector still has large potential. Also, Turkey’s geographical position offers good opportunities in logistics, transport and insurance.

Alanya City

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.

Real Estate in Alanya

The Price of Property in Alanya

Since real estate in Alanya is a very busy and popular industry, there are a large number of people active in industry and unfortunately, not all of them are honest to provide you with the actual pricing of your potential house or apartment in Alanya. So it’s very important to check the reviews of each real estate agent or company that you consider to work with.

The History of the Potential Real Estate in Alanya

Some properties in Alanya have had owners who still owe the bank some of the property’s payment and it cause the property to be in possession of the bank. Sometimes real estate agents do not let the client know about it and once the time for issuing your title deed has come, you come across a lot of new problems. It’s recommended to ask your agent to give you clear history of the property. If you prefer, you can also hire a lawyer to protect you in the purchase.

Property’s Power and Electricity Supply

Some properties in Alanya use the city’s power based on a high price range rather than normal residential pricing. You should ask your agent about the pricing format for the electricity after you move in.

Re-sale Value of Your Property in Alanya

Properties’ location, closeness to the sea, city center and convenience stores, age, days on market and neighbors make a property either valuable for re-selling in future or hard to re-sell. If you plan to invest, invest on the ones who keep in the market less and grows faster.

Association Fee (Turkish: “Aidat”) and Strata Rules

Each property has its own way of management with its own rules and association fees. It’s critical to know the rules and fees before you actually move in.

Emrah Yesilkaya, our CEO is the head of the Department of Real Estate in ALTSO (Alanya Chamber of Commerce). So it assures our clients that we never misprice the properties and never provide you with some properties with unclear or dirty history.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for consultation about your property purchase, regardless you buy from Home in Turkey EMR, or any other brokerage company active in real estate in Alanya.

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Live Music, Salsa, and Latin Dances, English Live Music, and Turkish Traditional Live Music are inseparable parts of Alanya’s Nightlife.

In terms of categories:

A few bars and beach restaurants close to or in city center host dance students for a couple of days each week. Students dance Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and similar other Latin dances such as Tango, Argentina Tango, etc. People who arrive at the restaurant can join in the dancing or can just enjoy watching. They sometimes do some group dances that people can join them and easily learn how to do the moves by looking at other group members.

Some other beach restaurants always have live music every night and they usually rotate between different genres such as Jazz, International (English) live music, Turkish, Traditional, Country, etc.

There are some places that specialize in Traditional Turkish Music and every single night they have skillful artists playing and singing old and new Turkish songs.

All clubs are open from the first few days of March until the end of September and some of the clubs are open all year long, even in the middle of February. Your teenagers also can arrive into the clubs since there is no ID check at the entrance on the majority of the clubs. The area is very safe and always monitored by security and local police.

In terms of safety:

It’s always recommended to look for the reviews online for each place you go to make sure that’s the type of place that you like and other guests also are in your type. But it’s just about the environment and the people you see. In terms of actual safety and security, everything is always monitored.

Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your night in Alanya!

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This has made this city very popular for internationals to invest and live in Alanya. People from all countries around Turkey in addition to almost all European countries come to Alanya very often to their own places. And a good majority of them decide to live in Alanya and work in Alanya.

Since the city is growing, any service to the residents can be a very good business to invest on, when living in Alanya. In the last 10 years, there has been a large amount of residents buying bikes and bicycles. Consequently, there is a huge need for more shops for selling, repairing and accessories of bikes.

In the last 15 years, there are 1000s of new houses and units developed, which need to be marketed. It makes the Real Estate business a very beneficial and growing business in Alanya. And the good thing about this business is the fact that it can be integrated with businesses outside of Turkey. So people coming from other countries to live in Alanya find it very suitable.

In the last 5 years, the city has been developed a lot in terms of transportation. Running any business a little bit outside of the city is great. Going outside of the city is not a problem anymore.

All new business need advertising and need to market themselves and their products. So the ads and media business is definitely a great area to step in.

Please keep in mind that you can always consult with us about living, working, investing and doing any kind of out of ordinary activity in Alanya

Home in Alanya

Starting from your morning, there is a lot to do in Alanya.

Morning: Have a traditional Turkish breakfast in Alanya’s traditional restaurants, on the mountains or in small diners. In Turkish Breakfasts, you have more than 20 different tastes and choices on your table that you can choose from and all are included in your meal’s price. You can also have unlimited refillable tea for no cost. Absolutely free. The price of breakfast is average 15 to 20 TRY which equals $3 to $4 USD for the whole meal for one person.

Late Morning: The best to do after a great breakfast is going to the beach. The sun doesn’t burn your skin (which is great) but it warms you and gives you a really good feeling that you can only experience on the Mediterranean coastline. On the beach, there are a lot of things going on such as Beach Ping Pong, Volleyball, Beach Soccer (Football), etc.

Afternoon: Alanya has very good food. Every 100 meters on the beach avenues you see restaurants facing the sea. It’s amazing to have some delicious food and watching the beauty of the sea. If you are in the city, all chain restaurant brands have a branch there and you can surely find what you like the most.

Evening: We suggest you go to one of the restaurants that have Live Music. “Live Music Every Night” is a common thing in Alanya. Doesn’t matter which day of the week you’re out, you always find live music. If you like international music, around Ataturk Square and Damlatas, restaurants have it. If you like Turkish Traditional music on the way to the castle (Harbour), you can simply find it.

Night: Alanya’s nightlife is what brings more than 70% of the tourists. This city never sleeps. They start at 10 pm and end minutes before sun-rise. There is no ID Check by the door, so if you look 18 but you’re 14, don’t worry, you can still come in and enjoy the party. There also are some family discos that let younger children also be there.