Be amazed by Alanya
Alanya holidays blend the old traditions of Turkey with the new cosmopolitan air. You can experience the crumbling castle walls, the towering fortress and the close by Roman amphitheatres as part of the centuries long past. You can also enjoy dancing through the night, Blue Flag beaches and a trendy array of shops and restaurants that populate the pretty town.
Blue Flag beaches
Alanya holidays offer the perfect beach retreat with two incredible Blue Flag beaches. Cleopatra Beach boasts soft white sands and clear, warm waters for swimming and sunbathing. The Eastern Beach is also a great choice for those seeking long stretches of sand without the crowds.
What to do
With arts, culture and history you will find plenty to do on your holiday in Alanya. Walk up to the 13th century fortress and marvel at the ruins of this once majestic building with its views out to the blue horizon. Visit the bustling bazaars and pick up local crafts and beautiful handmade souvenirs. The narrow alleys around the harbour provide the setting and your senses will be ignited with colourful sights, the rich scent of spice and plenty of hustle and bustle.
Please note that Irish Passport holders arriving in Turkey from 10 April 2014 need to obtain an e-visa online before travel. You can apply for your e-visa on www.evisa.gov.tr
Alanya holidays offer a combination of a stunning beach break peppered with historical interest. You can explore ancient sites, dine in style down at the harbour and party until the small hours when you choose Alanya as your destination.
Explore on your holiday in Alanya
Head to the harbour area where you’ll find evening entertainment on Alanya holidays. Alanya’s modern marina comes alive at night with buzzing bars and restaurants where you can dine while you watch the sun set over the bay. If you’re looking for days out on your holidays in Alanya, the nearby Aqua Park is great fun for all the family. If you enjoy shopping then you’ll find plenty of boutiques and craft stalls selling leather, jewellery and handicrafts. If you want to learn more about Turkey’s past on your holidays in Alanya, then why not visit the Damlatas Caves or the historic Castle and Red Tower.