Turkey’s land mass covers nearly 780,000 km2 and at around 8.400 km, its coastline length is one of the longest of all worldwide tourism destinations. There are numerous resort towns dotted along this coastline – one of the most stunning and vibrant of these is Alanya, located in the southern Mediterranean region and affectionately referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Turkish Riviera’.
Alanya’s beaches are some of the best to be found in all of Turkey, lapped by the clear, warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea and with the imposing Taurus mountains providing a dramatic backdrop.
By today’s standards it is a modern and contemporary resort town, offering a wealth of amenities that are at least the equal of other popular overseas resorts. Alanya has hosted around 5 million tourists visitors for the last 3 consecutive years and last year accounted for around 10% of all Turkish tourism revenue. As one would expect for a resort with the largest bed capacity in the Mediterranean, there are numerous options for accommodation, from sprawling, all-inclusive hotels to small and cozy guest houses. In addition, there are an ever increasing number of private apartments that are available for rent.
The resort of Alanya seems to have it all. Affordable and easily accessible, 300 days of sunshine a year and a wealth of sites of cultural and historical significance. All of this – combined with numerous ‘blue flag’ beaches, an abundant choice of nightlife and a friendly welcome from the locals – means that Alanya ticks all the right boxes for so many people.