About Alanya – Alanya is located on the eastern shore of the Antalya Gulf. İt is on the provincial border of Antalya. İt is located at the mediteranean Coast along Antalya-Mersin. The city’s center is on a peninsula with a narrow crest. Alanya’s coastline, known for its natural beaches, is surrounded by orange, mandarin and banana gardens. from earliest times Alanya combines the natural beauties of an coastal city with its rich historical heritage. İt is one of the most developed tourism centers in the region.
Aya Yorgi Church: Aya Yorgi (Hagios Georgios) is located in the inner castle. It is a small church belonging to the Byzantine period which was thought to have been built in the 16th century. There are traces of frescoes inside the church which preserves its main feature. İt is Protected now as a whole with the castle
During the Seljuk period, when Alaettin Keykubat conquered the castle (1221), the name of the city Changed to Alaiye. The Seljuk sultans spent the winter months in Alaiye because of their temperate climate and sheltered castle. The city developed as an important commercial port during this period. The castle was rebuilt by Sultan Alaettin I Keykubat. During the turmoil in Anatolia during the 13th century, Alaiye changed hands several times between Karamanoğulları and llhans. Mehmet passed to the Ottomans at the time. In terms of ipmortace it is necessary to count Alanya castle in the first place. The castle is located in the nose of the island. İt consists of three parts; outer, middle and inner part.
A mass grave, estimated to be from 7,000 to 5,000 years ago, was found in the Kadıini Cave in Alanya. The Skeletons provide information about the Chalcolithic period.
Korakesion is the first known name in the past age. Korakesion was sometimes counted to Pamphylia and sometimes to the Kilikia region. After the death of Alexander the Great, the Alanya castle became the shelter of the pirates in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Korakesion Castle was used as a port BC In 65. The Roman commander Pompeius destroyed the Korakesion Castle and thus the piracy period ended. Although Early Christian and Byzantine periods is less, its name is known as Kalonoros (Beautiful Mountain).
Alanya Red Tower
Alaettin I Keykubat built the red tower east of the castle to defend the shipyard. Kızılkule is the Turkish name which means red tower. The 33-meter-high Kızılkule is an octagonal building which is still standing today. This solid tower, which dominates the harbor part of the city, is named after the dark red stones. It was built in 1226 during the reign of Alaaddin Keykubat, replacing the remains of an old castle from the Klikian pirates. The Tower ; is a unique example of Anatolian building art with its location, plan, construction technique and inscriptions. The inscription on the door of the tower, which has three inscriptions, states that it is the work of Abu Ali Reha El Kettani of Aleppo, who also built the Sinop Castle. In the other two inscriptions there are eulogies to Alaaddin Keykubat. Each wall of the octagonal planned tower is 12.5 m. width and height of 33 m. The tower consists of two open and three closed total of five floors. The tower, which was the watchman of the shipyard, was opened to visitors as an ethnography museum by a radical restoration between 1951-1953. It is connected by a long wall surrounding three separate towers and the upper castle. The tower has become a symbol of Alanya with its similar and imposing appearance in the harbor.
After Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat took Alaiye, it was built in 1228 in order to form the Mediterranean Fleet which he considers to protect the tradesmen and coastal traders in the Mediterranean. It is the only Seljuk Shipyard built in the south of the Red Tower on the sea shore with five chambers. The shipyard is 56.5 meters long and 44 meters deep and is covered with vaults. There are windows on the ceilings of the shipyard whose walls are made of hewn stone and arches and domes are made of bricks. There is a masjid on the left side and a water source behind the 3rd chamber of the shipyard with a guard room on the right side. The shipyard, which has remained intact for eight centuries, is located next to the Red Tower.
Alanya Trips can be made in the holiday destination at the Mediterranean Region, where the tourism is intense. İt is connected to the province of Antalya. Alanya is one of the most populated districts of Antalya and is listed as one of the most prefered places where people make their holiday.
Alanya is a very rich place in terms of sightseeing to visit. Because many civilizations ruled here and left everything here. The old name Alaiye for Alanya offers interesting places for people to visit as well as beautiful sightseeing for taking beautiful holiday pictures. Alanya’s history dates back to the 20th century BC. The fact that it hosted different civilizations made it a cradle of civilizations. The most important Alanya places to see;
• Alanya Castle and City Walls • Ancient Shipyard building • Red Tower • Alanya Archeology Museum • Alanya harbour • Laertes Antique City • Ancient City of Syedra • The Mountains • Dim Cave and Dim river • Damlataş Cave and Damlataş beach
Alanya Castle and walls; Although it remains under the sovereignty of many countries, it is still staying today. For tactical use in earlier times It was extremely difficult to reach both land and sea. The parts which can still be seen today are works carried out by Alaaddin Keykubat. Museum card holders have the opportunity to enter and travel here without paying the entrance fee. Or you pay a little fee to see it.
Alanya Shipyard Building; It was built by Sultan Keykubat in 1228. Sultan Keykubat received the title of ‘Sultan of the two seas’. The building, which was used until 1960, opens it doors to people as a museum in the area of alanya harbour. You can walk thrugh it and even further in castle direction.
Alanya Red Tower; The tower, built in the 13th century, is one of the best examples of defense. This building was also built by Sultan Keykubat. This tower was built to protect both the shipyard and the castle from sea attacks. This is one of the most interesting strukture to see at an Alanya Trip.
Alanya Archeology Museum; There are two separate parts. Archaeological and entographic sections of the works. The items exhibited in these sections were revealed as a result of excavations in the region. It is located near the Damlataş cave. Museum card is valid.
Alanya Laertes Ancient City; It is an ancient city founded at the entrance of the Dim Valley. The sea level is 800 meters. However, there is also a port. It is emphasized that it was from the 7th century BC. Since this place has not been turned into a museum yet, there is no fee or hour to visit. You can go here with your own car.
Alanya Ancient City of Syedra; It is located close to the ancient city of Leadres. This means that you can travel both places on the same day. It is about 400 meters above sea level and can be supplied as much as the foundation date until the 7th century BC. You don’t have to pay any fees here.
Alanya Boat Tours; Alanya boat tour is one of the most enjoyable moments of the holiday. Many unnamed bays and sea caves offer the possibility to see these places and swim in it. It is the first choice of people who want to enjoy the sea and the sun as a different holiday entertainment.
Alanya Dim Cave and Dim Tour; the cave is located east of Alanya and is consisting of 4 different galleries. İt is known as the second biggest cave for tourism in Turkey. The temperature in the cave never changes. In summer and winter it is always 18 degrees. The natural surrounding outside the cave is breath taking and ivites you for perfect holiday photos.
Accommodation in Alanya
Alanya is a holiday resort with a wide range of facilities. Serving with many hotels and pensions, Alanya welcomes people with extremely good facilities. In Alanya, people can find accommodation in very expensive hotels and they can also benefit from more affordable lodgings. For hotels that are near the sea and have their own beach, prices may be slightly higher. People who prefer natural environments rather than hotel accommodation can also prefer camping areas in Alanya. Boutique hotels are one of the places where people can stay at affordable rates and easily reach the sea. Those who prefer camping areas will be more connected to nature and may be away from the city center.
Food and Drink in Alanya
There is a kitchen understanding that the vegetables are mainly used. Wheat is a cereal product especially used in Alanya cuisine in different ways. For people who visit here, it is a kind of citrus shell jam that can be a different taste. Yarpuzlu akdarı soup, ilibada wrap, country dinner are the highlights of the region. However, you can also find international cuisine in the hotels. Besides the local cuisine, the big hotels that serve the tastes of different countries also take care of the taste of tourists. Many places offering extremely good service and you can have a pleasant dinner with live music in the garden of the location. Those who consider preferring to fish are also able to evaluate the possibilities of Fish restaurants.
Nightlife Disco Tours in Alanya
Alanya Nightlife is also extremely important for people who like to party. Alanya is a place with different alternatives in nightlife. Especially in the summer months, holiday makers flocked to this region and many entertainment venues continue to serve until late at night. Mini bars, Disco’s and restaurants on the beach allow people to enjoy their time. For people who don’t want to spend time in clupplanes and who are looking for a quieter place, cafes serving non-alcoholic people also offer entertainment to people.
It is a fun place with lots of festivals and events. International festivals such as International Tourism and Art Festival, Alanya International Jazz Days, Presidential Cycling Tournament and International Alanya Triathlon are among these festivals. Since the dates of each festival and event are different, you can prepare your holiday period by taking these special days into consideration. Alanya is a rich holiday resort in terms of activities. Because the days are full, vacationers don’t have to be bored or feel idle. Alanya is a holiday resort that offers many different alternatives to those who come to the sea and nature. If you wish, you can choose to sunbathe and you can also participate in other activities like Alanya daily Trips. In terms of sports, there are a lot of facilities to use or take part. The Presidential Cycling Tour is a tour starting from Alanya and attracts a lot of cyclers from all over the world.
You can come through different ways to Alanya. Going to Alanya with your own car is good when you want to discover all by your own. However, you can benefit also from the facilities offered by bus companies. Those who depart from Istanbul to go to Alanya will have to go about 10 hours with bus. By air, this time is limited to approximately 50 minutes. Antalya or Gazipaşa airport can be used as airport destinations. Transfer Options from Airport to Alanya is possible with taxi or shuttle bus. There is no train to Alanya. Public transportation within alanya is good organized.
Cappadocia Starting point Alanya. One of the most scenic Alanya tours. Most İnteresting region with rich history in Turkey. Marvel at the unique landscape with its bizarre tufa stone formations. Dive into a sea of colors from warm red, bright gold and cool green. A strange world which will inspire your imagination. Visit Cappadocia highlights. Numerous hidden monasteries and churches and millennium old Cave Cities under the ground. Walk in the paths of early Christianity in the Fairy tale like valleys of the region of cappadocia.
Underground cities from Cappadocia
Underground cities from cappadocia are unique in the world. These are works of perfect technique. Ventilation systems surprise visitors even today with air circulation tunnels. Safety and security systems, entry and exit with interesting techniques. Walls in the ground and garbage collection mechanisms. The places are carved from the rocks. Especially underground cities, are the most important cultural riches of Cappadocia. These settlements were abundant in the early ages; winter is cold, summer is hot; this the best example of assessing the possibilities and limitations of human nature in a treeless, forestless geography.
It is not known when the underground cities were first built. Some investigations point to the use of underground cities, especially in the first floors, where entrances and exits to the place are décor like the neolithic devin house type. In addition, an eagle sculpture of the Hittites in the underground city of Derinkuyu, a square-shaped temple belonging to the Phrygian at the entrance of the Mazi underground city. The sacred signs of Kibele. From here it can be said that underground cities are the oldest settlements of the region. On the other hand, it is not certain that underground cities are used for shelter in the event of danger, or are permanent living spaces. It is impossible to date these cities for reasons such as being used by every living civilization in the region and expanding by adding new spaces. It is generally thought that the first floor settlements are the oldest settlements.
Cappadocia’s Geographical Position
When we look at the history of Cappadocia; Like Anatolia, it gets its name from the geographical area such as Mesopotamia. İt is covering a very large area until to the Black Sea border to the north and to the Mediterranean skirts of the Taurus Mountains. Today, it is a touristic paradise which is composed of intersections of many cities. Although the region that expresses the geography where the Fairy Chimneys are dominant is usually within the provincial boundaries of Nevşehir, it is also connected to its neighbors along with various tourist spots, mainly due to transportation reasons. The ‘city’ neighbors of Cappadocia can be listed as Aksaray, Kırşehir, Kayseri, Niğde, Yozgat, Konya, Kırıkkale, Ankara, Sivas can be added as close distances.
Historical Structure of Cappodocia
The first survivals in Cappadocia are based on the paleolithic time (chipped stone cycle). İt has began 2 million years ago BC. The old life extending to the Hittites is known behind this period extending to 8000 BC. Although the information about the Cappadocian past is limited in the era called the dark period, the effects of Assyrian and Phrygian are seen in Cappadocia as far as Persian occupation in the 6th century BC. 300 BC, when Alexander the Great defeated the Persians, Cappadocia established his own resistance and established the kingdom.
In the 3rd century BC, wars began with the Romans, and in the 1st century BC the Roman influence began to increase. In the 600 years of independence. The last King of Cappadocia, the region becomes the Roman province before it dies. Arab invasions start in the year 700, according to some sources in the 11th century, some say that in the 12th century the Seljuk period begins. During Anatolian Seljuk period and following along with the Ottoman rule.
The important moment in the formation of most of the structures visited today in Cappadocia is based on the Christian era. Rocky-cut houses and churches have made the region a gigantic sanctuary and an important religious center for Christians escaping from the imprint of the Roman Empire. We can still follow the 3rd and 4th century settlements of MS. (see also our jeep safari for a visit to the taurus mountains with great landscapes and villages)
Briefly speaking, whoever lives in Cappadocia in history, Hittites, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans.
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Depending on the weather, the possibility for voluntary Balloon flight over Cappadocia.