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Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi) Tours and Activities

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Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi)
Standing proud on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the city, medieval Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi) is Alanya’s defining landmark. Encircled by 4 miles (6 kilometers) of walls, the Inner Fortress (Iç Kale) houses the remains of an 11th-century church, while the Ehmedek Castle area hosts ruins dating back to ancient Greek times.

The Basics
Looming over the sparkling Mediterranean, the 820-foot (250-meter) promontory where Alanya Castle stands has been home to a seafaring community for more than 2,000 years. Much of the castle dates to the 13th century, when Seljuk Sultan Ala’al-Din Kay-Qubadh (Kaikobad) captured Alanya. Visit Alanya Castle for sweeping ocean views, accessible via the Alanya Teleferik cable car or by hiking. You can also admire it from a cruise or as part of an Alanya city tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The larger castle area is free to enter, but you need tickets to explore the Inner Fortress and Ehmedek Castle.
  • There are shops, food options, and bathrooms at the castle.
  • The Alanya Teleferik is not suitable for travelers who use wheelchairs. Walkways have been added to key areas of the castle to make it more accessible.
  • Medieval cannons and rugged fortress walls make Alanya Castle a good choice with historically (or militarily) minded kids. The walkways are stroller-friendly.

How to Get There
Alanya Castle sits in the heart of Alanya. The 2,953-foot-long (900-meter-long) Alanya Teleferik cable car runs from Damlatas at the eastern end of Cleopatra Beach to the Ehmedek Castle area. Bus No. 4 runs directly from the main bus station to the Inner Fortress area, although you might prefer the convenience of a tour with door-to-door transfers.

When to Get There
The Ehmedek and Inner Fortress areas are open until early evening in summer, closing in the late afternoon for winter. If you plan to hike down the hill in summer, visit in the afternoon to avoid the heat of the day; if you plan to hike up, start early.

The Best Historic Sights to See in Alanya
While you might be drawn to Alanya for a relaxing, sunny vacation, you can also dive into its history. As well as building the castle, Sultan Kaikobad developed the harbor, adding the octagonal Red Tower fortress and Alanya Shipyard with its vaulted tunnels. Ottoman-era highlights include the bazaar, historic homes, and 16th-century Suleymaniye Mosque (Suleymaniye Camii) near Ehmedek Castle.
Address: Hisariçi Mh, Alanya, Antalya Province 07400, Turkey
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Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks

Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks

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Step aboard an atmospheric pirate boat and join a motley crew of pirates, buccaneers and landlubbers on a memorable seafaring adventure! This 6-hour cruise from Alanya includes a buffet lunch and non-stop entertainment like music, treasure hunts and a foam party, plus plenty of stops for swimming. Keep a watch from deck as you pass landmarks like Alanya Castle, Lover's Cave and Cleopatra Beach, and you might even spot dolphins or sea turtles.
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  • 6 hours
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Afternoon Alanya City Tour by Jeep

Afternoon Alanya City Tour by Jeep

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Don’t force yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn to catch your tour bus – instead, savor horizon-spanning views of Alanya and its historical highlights while the sun sets in the west on this late-afternoon tour. Explore Alanya Castle and the mosque nestled in the castle grounds, walk among the stalactites and stalagmites of Damlatas Cave, and finish the tour with stunning twilight views of the city.
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  • 4 hours
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All Inclusive Boat Trip from Alanya

All Inclusive Boat Trip from Alanya

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Relax and unwind on a sightseeing cruise along the coast of Alanya, enjoying prime views of Alanya Castle, Cleopatra Beach, and the Pirates, Lovers, and Phosphorus caves. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins as you float around the bay and look out for sea turtles and tropical fish as you swim or snorkel at the many beaches. There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy on-board too, including a disco and foam party, and an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
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  • 6 hours
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Alanya Mini City Tour with Cable Car

Alanya Mini City Tour with Cable Car

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It`s been said that the best way of exploring another city is to start getting to know its history. Therefore your tour will start with the ancient castle which is located on the top of the Alanya peninsula. First of all, you will be picked up from your hotel at around 5 PM which is the most optimal time for the excursion.Your Tour Guide will explain to you how the city was found and by whom. There are many legends, myth and interesting facts about the history of Alanya. Don`t worry, you will never get bored in this tour cause our guide will find a way to cheer you all the time. After visiting historical places you will be given half an hour either to swim in Cleopatra Beach or to visit Damlatas Cave. The Name of the Cave “Damlataş” came from the stalactite which exists by water droplets. The last but not the least, you will be driven to the mountain from where you can enjoy the view of the whole Alanya. You will have the opportunity to take a close selfie with the "I♥ALANYA" sign.
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  • 4 hours
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Alanya Mini City Tour with Sunset Panaroma

Alanya Mini City Tour with Sunset Panaroma

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See the changing faces of Alanya by day and night on this fun 3-hour sightseeing tour, as you zip around town in a Jeep. Climb into the Taurus Mountains for a dramatic view of the city, explore sights like Cleopatra beach, Damlatas Cave and the Red Tower, then head to the hilltop Alanya Castle to sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the harbor below.
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Alanya City Tour

Alanya City Tour

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Due to Covid19, before you book. Please send us a message to inform if the tour continues. Thank you! For the first time travelers to Alanya, is this trip unique! You won't miss the most popular sights of Alanya with this full-day trip by our bus tour and you will not be split like with jeep tours. Children under 7 years who can walk have to pay for the cable car. We know this is sad, but we are not allowed to change this. Children under 7 years are free of charge with our own bus tour, they wil sit on your laps. Extra's like lunch, cable car etc. are excluded. Important: We don't visit any jewelry or leather shops etc. No commission ;) This tour is not private, we also do private. Please send us a message if you want a private tour.
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Cable Car and Alanya city tour by jeep

Cable Car and Alanya city tour by jeep

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See the stunning beach city of Alanya from high above on this scenic evening tour. From the high terrace of the Alanya Mountains guests will have a twilight vantage to look down upon Cleopatra Beach and its surrounding peninsula below. Descending again by a cable car offering unrivaled views, guests then enjoy a jeep ride to nearby medieval castle ruins before returning again to central Alanya.
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Alanya Full Day City Sightseeing Tour with Lunch at Dimcay River

Alanya Full Day City Sightseeing Tour with Lunch at Dimcay River

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Hop on a guided double-decker bus tour of Alanya and get to know the city’s most popular sights on this full-day tour – a great way for first-time visitors to get their bearings. You’ll visit Damlatas Cave, the Red Tower and the hilltop Alanya Castle, stroll along the lively harbour and have chance to take a swim at Cleopatra beach, before heading out of the city to enjoy lunch by the Dim Cay River.
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  • 8 hours
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The best of Alanya private tour

The best of Alanya private tour

Visit the clue places in Alanya in just one afternoon. Amazing point views, hills, medieval treasures, lively city centre. All with your private transportation and guide just for your family.
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Alanya City Tour Private Tour

Alanya City Tour Private Tour

Yes! We're open! Please send u a message before you book. Full is full. If you don't want to share this beautiful time with a bigger group, as we are really very busy in high season. You can book this as a private tour for more quality time with your family or friends. ATTENTION: Please send us a message before you book, to check if the tour is available. Kids 0-4 are free of charge and sit on your laps, they are not included in the price. But it's important to let us know by message if there are kids between 0-4 years old, we need to know if there is any stroller, etc. Cable car ticket is not included for kids between 1-4 years old who can walk and 4 years and up. +/- 22 TL per person (2019 price). Enterence fee Castle +/- 24 TL per person (2019 price). Max. age for this trip is 75 years old and not 120 (unfortunately we couldn't change this on the site). Join us and we will do our best to give you a great day.
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  • 6 hours
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The Best of Alanya Walking Tour

The Best of Alanya Walking Tour

Planning a trip to Turkey? Looking for Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour in Alanya? Which are the top sightseeing places in Alanya? The touristic southern city offers an interesting selection of sights: ancient ruins, nature, beaches, and attractions that you must see once in a life. Which are the Alanya’s best sightseeing places? The Alanya Castle and the Red Tower are the most representative. This ancient city offers a chance to discover Turkish ancestors. Get stunned with one of the most interesting Mediterranean historical sites. Get ready to experience Turkey from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about Alanya and it’s history.
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  • 5 hours
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An amazing full day private tour in Alanya

An amazing full day private tour in Alanya

At this place, you will find everything from an impressive 13th century castle to amazing beaches and mountains. This small region will offer you a lot of places to see and things to do. Our guide will di his best to show you everything on a private full-day tour! Our guide will pick you up at your hotel or any place you prefer. You will have full-day tour and for 7 hours you will see all the sights of Alanya, you will start with a cable car up to explore the Alanya Castle. After enjoying the stunning spots around the castle and finishing your lunch your guide will take you to Seljuk Dockyard and Damlatas Cave. You will end your tour at the special place where Cleopatra enjoyed her time to swim!
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Alanya Sunset Boat Trip

Alanya Sunset Boat Trip

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Experience the magic of the Mediterranean at twilight on this 4-hour BBQ dinner cruise from Alanya, including hotel transfers. Board an atmospheric pirate ship and watch the sunset over landmarks like Alanya castle, Antique Shipyard and Red Tower, as you tuck into your barbecue dinner on deck or take a swim in the bay. Finally, join your fellow shipmates for a fun foam party disco before you head back to the harbor.
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Fishing and Snorkeling Boat Trip

Fishing and Snorkeling Boat Trip

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Enjoy sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling away from the crowds on this relaxing full-day cruise from Alanya. Soak up the scenery from the top deck as you sail around the Pirates, Phosphorous and Lovers caves, try your hand at snorkeling or fishing (equipment provided), and swim in the tranquil Mediterranean bays, then tuck into a generous buffet lunch onboard.
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Full-Day Catamaran Boat Trip from Alanya

Full-Day Catamaran Boat Trip from Alanya

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Escape the city for a scenic cruise around the Mediterranean on this 6-hour catamaran tour from Alanya, including lunch on-board. Lounge around on deck, enjoy swimming or snorkelling, and look out for dolphins and sea turtles, as you float past Alanya Castle and explore the Pirates, Lovers and Phosphorus caves.
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Alanya Night Safari

Alanya Night Safari

Explore the Taurus Mountains after dark on a 6-hour nighttime adventure: watch the sun set from Alanya Castle, dine at the castle’s restaurant, then drive to a nomadic tent in the mountains to see a belly dancing show and try a water pipe. This 6-hour tour includes dinner, drinks, and round-trip transport from your hotel in Alanya.
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