The Essential
Alanya is a very popular tourist resort where the tourist infrastructure seems slightly at odds with the town's traditional architecture. The main activities here are lazing on the idyllic beaches and partying the night away. The charms of old Alanya are still a powerful lure however, and the past still casts its spell in the district around the citadel, built on a heap of rocks, and in the Ottoman influenced streets of its medieval quarter. Here, if you close your eyes, you can imagine how delightful Alanya must have been back then, when it was a natural paradise surrounded by orchards and orange groves.