Alanya is a city in the district of Antalya and is 135 km east of Antalya. In the East is the city Gazipasa and in the West Manavgat/Side. Alanya is also known as „Pearl of the Turkish Rivera" and is worldfamous for it's kilometres of fine and clean beach, crystal-clear water and the mild Mediterranean climate. The historical past, the various sights of nature and the multi-cultural way of life made Alanya an unforgettable experience. Through the different kind of water-sports, the colorful bazaar and the happy night-life Alanya is popular with local and European vacationists
The first settlements are dated in the before-christian time which we explain under History. Before tourism the origin settlers „Yörük" (a nomad race) lived from farming, fishing and stockbreeding. Over the winter month they lived in the mild climate of Alanya and in the summer they moved with their cattle to the Taurusmountain. But through the tourism they settled down and opened boutiques and hotels. The population structure in Alanya has changed within the last 15 years to a European and multicultural city. With the tourism businessman from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and other cities have opened the first hotels and stores. Then the Turkish people who lived in a foreign country came back and invested their money in tourism With the built of the infrastructure, healthcare, modern hotels, buildings and stores the first holiday apartments have been purchased by European. To this day over 10.000 apartments were sold to European (most of them are German 6.500) and the most of them are still living here as new and local friends. In Turkey Alanya is humorous known as a holiday place which was conquered and free from European The popularity of Alanya rest on the special qualities of the touristical equipment of the hotels and of the beaches. The long beaches are opend for everyone. Also the hotels are not like at other places full of buildings for mass-tourism behind walls and fence. The hotels in Alanya have a capacity of 50-100 rooms and the furniture is comfortable and tasteful. The hotels are among the beach or near the centre of Alanya and managed professional in a familiar atmosphere. Discover the history, natur and culture of Alanya. Experience the Turkish hospitality in a familiar atmosphere.