All about Alanya

All About Alanya,Turkey

Welcome to Alanya - the pearl of the Mediterranean! If you are looking for useful information and general knowledge about Alanya, you have come to the right place. On this page, we have tried to gather all the information that could be both useful and beneficial to our readers. Whether it's the beaches of Alanya, the airports or the surrounding sights, you can find it all here.

The Cleopatra Beach

Cleopatra Beach is located in Alanya, Turkey. Every year, the beach welcomes many local and foreign tourists. This beach is named after the famous Egyptian Queen Cleopatra. According to known sources, the general from that period gave Alanya and it's surroundings to Cleopatra, as a gift. According to the mentioned information, Cleopatra used to stop at Alanya and swim in the sea when she travelled out into the world.

The Cleopatra Beach in Alanya:

  • fine golden sand.
  • crystal clear water.
  • blue flag.
  • sun loungers.
  • restaurants.
  • buffets.
  • showers.
  • Approx. 2 km. long.
  • lifeguard

In The Area You Can Find:

  • many cafes and restaurants
  • beach clubs
  • parties in the summer
  • tennis courts
  • cable car up to the Alanya Castle
  • mini golf
  • Alanya Archeological Museum 
  • Damlataş Cave 

The Damlataş Beach

Damlataş beach is one of the treasures of Alanya. The whole place exudes history. This is where the Egyptian queen Cleopatra and the Roman emperor Antonius swam! At least according to legend.

Where is Damlataş

You will find the bay at the western bottom of the castle cliff. The entrance is right by the Damlataş Cave.

The bay is known for:

  • the name Cleopatra.
  • crystal clear water.
  • festive beach clubs.
  • beautiful nature.
  • its huge cliffs up towards the peninsula.
  • Deep water.
  • High waves.
  • Lifeguard.
  • Disability area.

The place is popular with divers. However, you do not have to be a professional. Fish and seabed flora can be easily seen with diving goggles.

Damlataş beach borders the Cleopatra beach.

Alanya Public Beach (Galip Dere Halk Plajı)

This beach is located right in the center next to the harbor in Alanya, Turkey. The beach is communally landscaped and all facilities are free. For safety reasons, the municipality has pulled buoys in an area of 200 meters in the swim area. However, with its location close to the nightlife, the beach is not the cleanest in Alanya. In return, the beach is hugely kid-friendly.

The beach in brief facts:

  • flat sandy beach.
  • gently sloping shoreline.
  • rarely high waves.
  • Free sun loungers.
  • Lifeguard.

Especially SUP enthusiasts (Stand Up Paddling) are happy with the area here. Every morning at sunrise, groups are seen floating out to sea. A wonderfully beautiful sight! Paddle boards and tours can be booked by Alanya Standup Paddle and Alanya Surf Team.

The Portakal Beach

Portakal beach is Alanya's eastern beach. It is an extension of the Oba and Tosmur districts. Very varied area characterized by:

  • small parks.
  • seating areas.
  • sports facilities.
  • walking and cycling paths.
  • beautiful planting.
  • long beach promenade.

Why Portakal beach?

This  beach has a different and very beautiful natural structure with rocks and small mini lagoons. Large beautiful bathing jetties allow you to jump directly into the blue sea.

The beach is partly child-friendly due to the natural rocks, which can make it a little difficult to stand firm in the ocean. It is possible to go fishing on the rocks. The beach area ends at the mouth of the Dim Çay River.

The Dim Cay River

The Oasis in Alanya! It is cooler here, the breeze is airy and the water is always ice cold. The Dim çay river is the place where all locals go to live during the hot summer months. Here you can cool off in the river's icy mountain water and enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch. The scenic area offers a variety of restaurants and tea gardens, which are built down the slopes of the valley. Some places even have water slides and other entertainment activities for children.

Where is Dim Cay?

The river is located about 15 km from the center of Alanya, Turkey. On the other hand, it starts approx. 60 km up in the Taurus Mountains. 

Buses run every hour and several organizers ensure transport here either as an excursion or by drop-off.

Why Dim Çay?

  • Scenic.
  • Cool valley slopes.
  • Ice cold mountain water.
  • Restaurants with a wide selection.
  • Pergolas.
  • Entertainment for children and adults.

Above the Dim Çay River lies the Dim Dam as well as the dam lake. An incredibly beautiful area with a completely unique nature. The area here offers plenty of opportunities for various activities such as:

  • Rafting.
  • ATV safari.
  • Cycling and hiking.
  • Yoga Camp.
  • Dim cave

Cave Dim is located 11 km from Alanya approximately 232 meters above sea level. More particularly, on the western slopes of the mountain Cebelireis. Dim Cave is the second largest cave open for visitors in Turkey.

Dim Dripstone Cave:

  • 360 m long.
  • Consists of 4 galleries.
  • Rich in formations of stalactites, stalagmites and travertines.

At the end of the cave, 17 m deeper than the entrance, there is a small lake with 200 m² of water surface.