Best price: 35 Euro!
10:30 Hotel pick-up
11:00 Visit Alanya castle, free time
12:30 Visit Redtower, Shipyard, Harbour
14:00 Lunch in Dimriver picnic and swimming break (lunch included)
17:00 Free time in city center Alanya
19:00 Back to hotels
Alanya Castle is a medieval castle in the southern Turkish city of Alanya. Most of the castle was built in the 13th century under the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum following the city's conquest in 1220 by Alaeddin Keykubad I as part of a building campaign that included the Red Tower. This castle was built on the remnants of earlier Byzantine era and Roman era fortifications. The castle is located 250 meters high on a rocky peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean Sea, which protects it from three sides. After the area was pacified under the Ottoman Empire, the castle ceased to be purely defensive, and numerous villas were built inside the walls during the 19th century.
Today the building is an open A217air museum. Access to the seaward castle is ticketed, but much of the area inside the wall, including the landward castle is open to the general public. The Dim Cave is 360 meters long and approximately has 10-15 meters width and height. The interior of the cave is covered by many kinds of dripstone (stalactites and stalagmites) formations and at present the dripstone formation is still continued from place to place. At the end of the Cave there is a small lake which is 17 meters deep then the entrance level and approximately 200 m² at surface. Occurrence of the lake depends to the schist level (impermeable) which takes place at the bottom. Dim River The source of the Dim River is about 45 km from Alanya on the southern side of the Taurus Mountains. Leaving Alanya to the east, you will find the Dim River flowing into the Mediterranean about 6 km away from the town centre. If you enter the Dim River Valley and follow the river to its origin, you will reach a small village called Dim Alacami, where a beautiful waterfall forms the source of the Dim River.A licenced guide who has loads of information to impart to the guest.Visiting Alanya castle and exploring inner and outer citadel having a close look at the city walls,visiting dim cavern which is known as the 2nd largest and one of the oldest cavern in Turkey.Lunch is served on the brink of Dim river (a good opportunity for swimming and sunbathing in the cooling river).Some considerable length of free time at the city center where set up a local market.
This popular and well-known town is nestled along the golden beaches of the Mediterranean. It is crowned by a 13th century Seljuk fortress which is one of the most magnificent sights on the Mediterranean. The well-preserved, double-walled fortress has 150 towers and stands 220 metres above sea level. Within the outer walls are ruins of mosques and a covered bazaar. Within the inner walls and toward the top are the ruins of a cistern and a Byzantine church. In 1220, Sultan Aleaddin Keykubat made Alanya his winter residence and naval base. Near the harbour are the unique, arched boat yards and the large, impressive, octagonal Kizil Kule (Red Tower), both Seljuk structures. Alanya is a beautiful holiday centre of modern hotels and motels as well as numerous fish restaurants and cafes near the sea along the sandy beaches where a leg of the European Triathlon Championships are performed. These cafes on the fringe of the harbour have become a popular gathering spot for tourists. From the lovely flower park, the road runs along the coast to the harbour lined with countless boutiques, tempting the tourist with handicrafts and souvenirs such as leather wear, jewellery, handbags, and the colourful painted gourds, which are a symbol of the area. The harbour, the long white beaches, the brilliant turquoise waters, and the foothills of the Toros Mountains sloping down to the sea make Alanya a unique, picturesque town on the Mediterranean coast.
Damlatas Cave is an extremely old cave with wonderful multicoloured stalagmites and stalactites. Nearby is the Archaeology and Ethnography Museum. Ataturk Park is a good place to rest and enjoy the scenic mountains and sea. Of special interest are three sea caves (grottos): Fosforlu Magara (Phosphorescent Cave) with its phosphorescent rocks; the Kizlar Magarasi (Maids' Cave) where pirates kept their female captives and the Asiklar Magarasi (Lovers' Cave). These can only be reached by boat.
The Archaeological Museum:
With remains from the Palaeolithic Age to Ottoman times, this is one of the most important museums in the Mediterranean region, where you have the chance to see the incredible sculptures of the Queen of Perge, Zeus, Apollon, Aphrodite and many more. (Open daily except Mondays.)
This museum displays objects used by Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic. (Open daily except Mondays.)
Suna-Inan Kirac Museum:
This museum of the Research Institute for Mediterranean Cultures is located in the Kaleici.
Yivli Minaret Complex:
Built by the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubat in the 13th century, it is an elegant, fluted minaret which has now become the symbol of the city.
Kesik Minaret Complex:
A memorial to the mixed history of Antalya is the Kesik (truncated) Minaret Mosque in the Kaleici. Originally built as a church, several modifications were made during the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman periods.
Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque:
An important 18th century Ottoman mosque situated in the Kalekapisi district, inside the city walls.
Murat Pasa Mosque:
Built in the 16th century, the unique tile design of this mosque is of particular interest.
This attractive little mosque built in the 19th century is situated by the marina. It was constructed of set stone and built on four pillars over a spring.