ACTIVITIES

 

Jeep Safari

Climb to plateau village, lunch, swimming in the stream, knife producer workshop, back to the sea(Daily)

Excursion to İncekum

Set out in the morning with boat, swimming break, Swimming in İncekum and lunch. (09:00-18:00) gram of Sunny Travel (Tel:512 44 18). Other travel agencies in the region have similar programs.

Rafting

dimçayı.jpg (72654 bytes)  Vicinity of Alanya streams and rivers suitable for rafting. Contact Alraft and Binicilik Kulübü.

Alraft Dim Çayı, Bıçakçı Köyü Tel: 512 39 66

Köy Turu/Village Tours to plateau villages

plato.JPG (64917 bytes)   Village visits, hosted in village house, lunch (half a day)

 

Museums

museum.jpg (14887 bytes)  Alanya Museum

Şekerhane Mah. Azaklar Sok.

Except for Mondays 08:00-12:00 / 13:30-17:30

Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods.

Alanya is a rich historic site. The museums of the town gives a clear idea of the wealth. Alanya Museum comprises of three secions. The first is employed to display archaeological finds belonging to the Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods. There are finds dated to prehistory, too. The bronze statue of Heracles in this section is remarkably impressive. There are ethnographic objects in the second section. Majority of the works are manuscripts, Korans and calligraphy. Also inside the museum a sample Alanya Home can be seen. The pieces displayed in the courtyard, comprise the third section. Sarchophagi and similar archaeological objects are displayed here.

 

redtower1.jpg (98568 bytes)  Kızıl Kule/Tower Ethnography Museum

İskele Meydanı

Except for Mondays 08:00-12:00 / 13:30-17:30

Ottoman Armoury and ethnographical artifacts displayed in Seljukid Tower.

Regarded as the most attractive architectural structure of Alanya and almost a symbol of the town , Kyzyl Kule was commissioned by Alaeddin Keykubat , the Seljukid Sultan in 1226, and called Kızıl Kule for the red (Turkish : kızıl) bricks used in the construction. Kızıl Kule is 33 m. High having an octagonal plan with five storeys.

The bottom floor of the tower, where one pays an entrance fee, is used as an annex of Alanya Museum for exhibition of ethnographic works of art. You can see costumes of the Ottoman period, hand-woven textiles of the region and looms where these handicrafts were produced among the works of art exhibited.

castle1.jpg (52723 bytes)  Alanya Kalesi/Castle

After Kızıl Kule and the Shipyard, Alanya Castle follows as part of the tour.

It takes 45 minute walk to climb up the castle.

Don’t miss to see Arap Evliyası which was built as a church in the 11th century and then converted into a mosque; the Süleymaniye Mosque, the Bedesten (market place) beside the mosque, resored and now used as a restaurant,bar and hotel, Ehmendek where the commander of the castle resided, little houses of Alanya remaining from the Seljuks and the Ottomans, Akşebe Sultan Masjid and Tomb.

You can then go up the Inner Castle. Entrance to the Inner Castle is charged. The entrance gate opens to the large courtyard where on the left side you will see the big cistern vaulted with red bricks on the top. This cistern is the biggest of 400 cisterns existing on various parts of the castle and is still in use. One of the most important works of art present in the inner castle is the Byzantine Church (Aya Yorgi), once used as a Masjid during the Seljuks’s period, standing in quite strong and good condition.

The stairs right behind the church will lead you to a place which we can call exactly a viewing terrace. You should view the fascinating panorama of the town in three directions, especially at sunset.

Adam Atacağı Tower is the last spot of the inner castle tour. It is related that the prisoners of the Roman times were made to play a similar gamble. They were given three stones and one who managed to throw the stone into the sea was released whereas those who could not were thrown into the sea through a catapult. The name Adam Atacağı (=Man Thrower) is given for that reason 

Triathlon

triathlon2.jpg (56343 bytes)   Triathlon is a sport that is formed of swimming,biking and running.

The triathlon sport, which started to be done in Hawaii in 1978 and world wide, symbolise the power and resistance.

The sports fan who get acquainted with this sport by chance in Alanya, managed to present triathlon sport to Alanya and Turkey. Now, (ETU) European Triathlon Unity final championship has been held in Alanya for 8 years continual in every year.

In each year ,250 sportsmen from 20 countries in Europe and all over the world participate of this competition.

triathlon1.jpg (35961 bytes)   The Final competitions are observed with an enormous interest by EUROSPORT TV, present of another side of Alanya and Turkey to the visitors of Alanya and Turkey.

We would like to be together with Triathlon fan and Alanya fan during the Turkey Championship held in June 1999 and Europe Championship held in October 1999.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL HANDBALL FESTIVAL

26 June - 1July 1999

75 teams from Holland, Norway, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan teams including Turkey participated of the 4.th Street Handball Tourney on 23-28 June 1998. The tourney competitions which held in 8 open areas, were like festivals. Be a participant of 5.th Street Handball Tourney which will be held on 26th June/ 2nd July and enjoy yourselves under the bright sun shine by the warm beach and in the blue Mediterranean sea.

 

bchvolley.jpg (48654 bytes)   The 3.rd World Beach Volley Organisation which 150 sportsmen participated from Brasil, Germany, Argentina, Norway, USA, France, Austria, Russia, Japan, Mexica, Portugal, Finland including Turkey was held on 9-13 September 1998 in Alanya.Here is a view from this important organisation which has been observed by TV channels from nearly 156 countries and read by 2 million people.

Shipyard

Shipyard.jpg (38901 bytes)   It would be most becoming to start the tour in the historical town center of Alanya from the harbor.Starting a tour from Kızıl Kule (the Red Tower), you can make your way towards the Shipyard, the middle part of the castle and the inner castle on the top.

leaving the tower behind, follow the pathway by the walls for a further 200 m after going down the stairs; you will reach the shipyard, again built during Sultan Keykubat’s period. The shipyard was built two years after the tower and is the only remaining shipyard from the Seljuks. It has five docks each of 7 m. Widht and 43 m. Depth all opening to the sea.

Damlataş Cave

cave.jpg (14369 bytes)   After the Castle tour , the second route climbing down leads you to the entrance door of Damlata? Cave which lies to the west of the peninsula. The Damlataş beach is also named after this cave.

Adorned with alluring stalactites and stalagmites of various colours, the cave has a constant temperature of 22-23 degrees Celsius. It is said that the atmosphere of the cave has a healing effect on asthma except the allergic type and rheumatism with a humidity of 90-100 % and very high rate of carbon containing some radioactivity.

The section where stalactites and stalagmites are seen is a cavity of 13-14 m. Width and 15 m. Height. Tours to the cave are scheduled in two different types: Sight seeing as well as health tours.

Join one of the excursions to cover the Alanya Peninsula from the sea, and to see Kızıl Kule, Tersane and Alanya Castle. During this excursion, your vessel will call at three caves. The first stop is the Pirate’s Cave. The second is the Aşıklar Mağarası (cave) and the third one is Fosforlu Mağara (cave). Vessels are able to enter the caves. Once inside, the water shines almost as if phosphorescently . Hence , the name : "Fosforlu Mağara". Swimming here is an enjoying experience.

 

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