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Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi)
Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi)

Alanya Castle (Alanya Kalesi)

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154 Reviews
Hisariçi Mh, Alanya, Antalya Province, 07400

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.

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Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks

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Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks
$18.56 per adult
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Great fun!
Really fun day and felt really safe as they hadn't sold as many tickets as usual! Really great day out and lovely food.
Daisy_B, Sep 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Alanya

star-5
Nice tour
Saulena_S, Jun 2021
Cable Car and Alanya city tour by jeep
Friendly drivers, crazy and extremely driving with jeep in city streets. Something different than other tours. Good choice to look the most famous places in Alanya.
star-5
The view of the river and cliffs from the boat
Samiya_A, Sep 2020
All Inclusive Boat Trip from Alanya
Was an amazing experience. Got to enjoy a beautiful view from the top of the boat. The staff members were really nice. Just didn’t enjoy the food as it was really bland but other than that it was wonderful.
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5 Star
Amy_L, Sep 2020
Alanya Mini City Tour with Sunset Panaroma
This tour was far beyond expectations. Staff are funny and entertaining. For the price you pay I wasn’t expecting much but the tour lasted over 4 hours and even though our hotel wasn’t on the usual list that they pick up from, the organisers made sure we were picked up and dropped us off outside of their allocated perimeter.
star-5
AMAZING
Nancy_A, Aug 2020
Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks
This was one of the best trips we’ve ever done! Everything about it was amazing! Can’t recommend it enough. The staff were accommodating, the food was great, the entertainment was fantastic truly an all round excellent experience. Worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!
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Say trip to the pirate 🏴‍☠️ cruise
Aneela_M, Aug 2020
Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks
It was a lovely day out.. I enjoyed the foam party and the food was standard nothing special. It was a very long day and at times I got bored. that’s just me most people seems to enjoy them self. They will contact you day before pick up. Lots of kids around 8-14 jumped in the sea some even from Top deck I feel should have been supervised. Good experience
star-5
Great day out
Baber_Z, Aug 2020
Cable Car and Alanya city tour by jeep
Great day out! Recommend to everyone. The lead tour guide was amazing. With out him this tour would have been average
star-5
Good day out was fun
Maimsa, Oct 2019
All Inclusive Boat Trip from Alanya
Very nice for the first time we all really enjoyed it kids were having fun too food was good dey had drinks unlimited through out over roll good experience for the first timers foam party was amazing and they had a good captain called sexy baba.
star-5
Great navigation with children
Adam H, Aug 2019
Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks
We were with two adolescents and a toddler, everyone was fun and were thrilled by shipping. We can only recommend it

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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