If you only have a short stay with us here in the beautiful city of Alanya, or perhaps if you want to make sure you have seen all that there is to see than you’ll not want to miss out on our fantastic Alanya city tour. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this mesmerising city as the sun begins to set on another hot day. Your jeep will come and collect you from your hotel and you’ll experience sights such as Alanya castle, Cleopatra beach, Damlatas cave and even a cable car ride. It’s all here on this awesome 3-hour tour.
You tour begins when our jeep driver will come and collect you from your hotel. We like to travel in style with these jeeps as they allow you to get a higher view point and enjoy the cool evening breeze as we drive through the city streets.
Our first priority is to take you above the city and up towards Alanya castle. Here we’ll take a brief stop to watch as the sun begins to set over the ancient town. It’s a photographer’s dream and you’ll have plenty of time to take some memorable snaps. We’ll then take a look at the castle itself which was built on the remnants of Byzantine and Roman forts and dates back to the 13th century. Protected by the Mediterranean on three sides, it is easy to see why the castle was built here.
From the castle we’ll make our way down to Cleopatra beach which is famous for its golden sands. Cleopatra herself was said to have enjoyed bathing at this beach and you will understand why as the turquoise waters lap the golden sands it is a sight even for a queen.
Our tour continues to the famous Damlatas cave with its unique stalactites and stalagmite natural formations. Did you know that it has taken over 15 thousand years for these phenomena to form. Again, a definite stop for the photographers in your group. The cave also has mythical properties for curing asthma. Your guide will be on hand to explain all.
No Alanya city tour would be complete without taking a cable car ride above the city. The 900 metre long cable gives guests a birds eye view of the city bathed in the evening sunset light. A perfect way to end your tour with us.
Our drivers will be at your hotel ready to start the tour at 16:30. Our unique touring vehicles provide you with comfort and safety but also give you an uninterrupted view of the local sights as we drive through Alanya city.
Alanya Castle: Dating as far back as the 13th century this castle actually stopped being a form of defence in the 19th century when numerous villas and private residences were constructed in the walls. Surrounded on 3 sides by the blue waters of the Med, the castle is a simply stunning place to visit and you will have plenty of time to explore and take photos.
Cleopatra’s beach: One of Turkey’s most famous beaches is Cleopatra’s beach here in Alanya. We’ll take a drive down from the castle and let the sea air flow around us. Over 2 million people visit this beach annually and it’s easy to see why. If it’s good enough for Cleopatra, it’s good enough for us. Don’t forget, your guide will be on hand to point out all the important sights and show you the best places to take photos from.
Damlatas Cave: Also known as the cave of the dripping stones due to it’s interesting stalactite and stalagmite formations, this is a must for all nature lovers. Your guide will be able to point out interesting formations and things to look out for as well as explain to you how the cave was formed. There’s a fascinating story of how the cave is believed to be able to cure asthma in anyone that comes inside it. You will regularly see asthma sufferers visiting the cave for 4 hours a day for 3 weeks to try and cure their ailment.
Cable Car: To round off an evening of culture, history and nature we take it all in from up high. The Alanya cable car is a fantastic way to end this tour as we fly peacefully over the ancient city. The cable stretches from the castle to Cleopatra’s beach and is about 900 metres long. As the sun sets and the city is bathed in the warm glow of the early evening this is a perfect way to round off your tour.
Return back : Our jeeps will be waiting for you at the end of the cable car ride to take you back to your hotel in Alanya.
A very cheap and comfortable way to explore Alanya.
The tour is very reasonably priced. The views are spectacular from the cable car and a great photo opportunity for pics of Alanya.