Alanya What to Do: 16 Best Activities in Alanya
In Alanya, there are activities for every taste and preference.Check the what to do in Alanya list for sea, nature and adrenalin enthusiasts
Alanya.. A city of thousands of years where you'll have access to nature, history and entertainment at the same time. If you have a taste for adventure and exploration, you’ll love this place. To get the most joy out of your stay in Alanya without getting caught in tourist traps, you can rely on us.
With our concierge service, we can arrange these activities even before you come so that you don’t have to worry about anything when you’re here. Please send us an email if you want to use this option.
Swim 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. And free shuttle service is available in summer.
Just let yourself down around the shipyard and meet our ancient friends.
Join our captain 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.
Visit the Canyons
Run for the canyon to escape the heat. Hidden inside a deep shady valley, the perfect place 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.
Horse Riding Tours
Join this unforgettable riding tour and ride your horse to the top of Taurus Mountains for spectacular views. And later down to the ancient Syedra city to see its beautiful castle.
Get your adrenaline going as you travel off road by 4x4 Jeep on fun dirt tracks through the mountains.
History on Foot
As Villa Turka is located just at the heart of the historical peninsula, Red Tower, the Shipyard, Castle, Arsenal and Harbour is all within walking distance.
Raft through Köprülü Canyon and get an adrenaline fix on the Köprüçay River
Visit Koprulu Canyon
Quad Safari Tours
Ride your very own quad bike. Spend over two exhilarating hours driving through the pine forests, deep valleys and muddy streams of Taurus Mountains.
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. The most popular is definitely Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival
Fire of Anatolia
Ongoing for many years, this amazing performance is a must for those who want to experience the fusion of traditional turkish dance with modern entertainment.
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.
Fly like a bird and see Alanya from above
Stand Up Paddling. Good for your body, good for your soul. Good to go
"The most fun you can have in a wet suit.” One of the biggest wakeboard parks in Turkey is in Alanya.
Snorkel & Dive
Enjoy daily dives in the crystal clear water off Alanya. Available both for beginners and experts. Bonus: Sea turtles
Hike if you want to see the Incredible views of Dim çay and Dim dam from above.
Who knew that you could surf in Alanya? The Surfing School is just 15 minutes walking distance away
Hiking atop the Taurus Mountains… And shooting some nature photos while you’re at it.
Turkish Bath (Hammam)
Enhance your holiday in Turkey by indulging in a body scrub and foam massage in a traditional Turkish bath.
Many caves around Alanya are worth the visit.