A Boutique Guide to Alanya

What to do in Alanya?

Bask in History:

The beach right beside the Seljuk dockyard is 5-minute walk away. It’s an extraordinary place to swim with an amazing castle panorama. On the other hand, the awarded Cleopatra beach is right on the other side of the peninsula, which takes 5 minutes by car.

Alanya Castle Dockyard Beach

Explore the Seljuk:

Alanya castle together with its dockyard and Red Tower make up one of the most magnificent Seljuk remnants in Turkey. If you walk the area around our boutique hotel, you’ll definitely encounter the most beautiful century-old Ottoman houses, han’s, along with Byzantine church ruins, Keykubat Sultan Palace and the arsenal. If you’re lucky you may even run into graffito dating from Seljuk times.

Historical sites in Alanya

Instant cure to summer lethargy: Highlands

Sapadere Canyon and Dim River are high altitude areas frequented by locals who want to escape the heat. Hidden inside deep shady valleys, they’re the perfect places for those who need refreshment and some quiet in the middle of the summer. A dive into the coldest waters of the region will pump life into your sluggish body.

Trekking in Alanya

Photo tours:

Hiking atop the Taurus Mountains… And shooting some nature photos while you’re at it. Sure, we’re ready when you’re ready.

*Minimum 3 participants required

Hiking in Alanya

Go Fishing around Alanya Castle

Join our captain Cengiz in his early morning trip to open seas to catch his share of Mediterranean fish; sea breams (mercan), dusky groupers (orfoz), chub mackerels (kolyoz), cods (mezgit), needlefish (zargana). Have a taste of local fisherman’s life in this fishing adventure. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience at the sea. Our experienced captain will be at your disposal though the whole trip, assisting you with everything from knotting a fishing line and to telling you which bait to use for different types of fish. And by the time you come back to land, the smell of sea, the sweet rattle of the fishing boat, the birth of the sun through the waves will give you a new sense of the sea.

*Minimum 2 participants required

Fishing in Alanya

Festivals:

In the recent years Alanya started to have its share of the cultural boom. There are tons of festivals and sporting events every year. If you’re a fan you may want to coincide your visit with one of the festivals in and around Alanya:

Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival
Alanya Jazz Days
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
Alanya International Triathlon Premium European Cup
Alanya Beach Volley Tournament
Alanya Art and Culture Festival, which we're proud to take part of

Historical Areas Nearby:

Lots and lots of Roman and Byzantine remnants are scattered in and around Alanya. Especially Side is an archeological wonder that’s well worth a visit. The remains from the Hellenistic and Roman periods shine magnificently under the rays of the setting sun. In fact enjoying the sunset under the feet of the columns of Apollo is enough reason to visit Side.

Side