lorraine

Non Active Member
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
I have asked this question of the Bodrum members too. So what do you all do and see when not in the sea or pool or just sitting back soaking in the sun rays. Surely there is more to Alanya than buying property and slowcooker..:lol:
 

Lynda

In my dreams I'm dancing
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
oooooo thats hurts Lorraine. I know I have posted re many various activities that are on going in this area... but this is a good arena to keep updated.
We have International clubs,
We have sport centre with tae-bo & yoga instruction, aeorbics etc
Salsa dance classes
Walking clubs
Book clubs
Handicraft
Bowling alley
2 cinemas with 5 screens
crazy golf
I am sure I have left lots out but others will continue the list I am sure...
 

lewismark

Just a member
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
There is the museum here full of history if you are into history, which i have made a seperate post of, perhaps i should of put it in here, maybe Lorraine or one of the others will do it if its best suited in here.

A must see is the view from the castle across the harbour, its where all the agents here take clients first to take in the breathtakeing view, it gets everybody without fail. Go at night and daytime, it really is something else, absolutely stunning!!
 

Andy

Senior Member
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Lorraine, Alanya has such alot to offer not only for it's stunning views but there is so much to do, if youv'e never visited you must go and see for yourself and while their i'm sure Lynda and Mark will only be pleased to show you around and you may even get a drink thrown in. You Will Love It.

Andy
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
in addition to what has been mentioned...
there are two aquaparks..one in the Centre ..Damlataş side of town. one in Tosmur. also a big one near avsallar.
Ulaş beach is nice and quiet with a good picnic area..4 kilometres outside of town on the Konakli road.
the mountains above alanya have some great picnic areas...theyre always busy on Sundays with turkish families
Theres a great restaurant with a tandur oven open all year in the mountains...they sell meat by the kilo and cook it....winter they cover it in with polythene sheets ( the restaurant not the meat!!)and light the sorba very cosy ...nice raki
a bit further on from there is a nomads tent..done out for the tourists but open all year too..freshly squeezed orange juice..and hubble bubble pipes.
further on up and there is the Mahmut Seydi köy...a favourite with the jeep safaris...but this time of the year the roads are 'safer'..given that they are bendy.Here there is a 13 century mosque..with the most tremendous views down the valley.an old house too where the guy has assembled various bits of turkish kitsch and genuine antique village implements. you can sit inside and drink cay or ada cay...look at all his photos..smoke some apple tobacco from a nagile ..get your pic taken and what you leave him for a tip is up to you...very civilized.
Back in town there is the Damlataş Cave where asthmatic turks armed with a doctors paper can spend their time...the air is steamy with a constant temperature so is good for the tubes.
there are hamams galore...best one is in Konakli...or the old traditional one in the centre.
there is a ferry to cypress from April to October..3 hours (or so)..goes to Girne.
Hmmm...what else...have to try and think
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Shirley, can you let me know if I can get a map with the places you mention pin-pointed? I don't think we're going to be able to find half of them, and I'd like to visit all of them! I want to go exploring, without getting totally lost.
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
hi debs...glad you found the forum...there are some tourists maps around..but they dont always show some of the places ive mentioned..although mahmut seydi should be on and you will find most of the mountain places on that road.
ulaş is easy its just as you come into Alanya. when are you coming..did you say May. i will pm you with directions before then...there are lots of other places worth going to...lots and lots kid.
 

lewismark

Just a member
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
There are plenty of excursion operaters her, just grab a leaflet from them and see where you want to go if you want to do at your lesuire, as Shirley says there is loads to do!!
 

Kismetbabe

New Member
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
anyone mention one of my own favourite places Dim Cay?? the river has been rented out to restaurants.. the water comes striaght from the mountains, is always freezing cold all year so it makes for a great place to chill out when the heat is too much. Each restaurant does it their own way but my favourite is Pinarbasi up near the damn... there are little platforms over the water to sit and each a meal or just relax and they have built little eating spots up on the side of the steep sides so you can have privacyi eat drink and just crash out.

Trout farms on site make for fresh fish, prices arent bad and it makes a great day out....
 

Lynda

In my dreams I'm dancing
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Also this weekend is the tourism festival and well worth a visit.............
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
aww..wish i was there..i love the opening for the season do's they put on in Alanya..its always a great atmosphere.
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Hi this sounds really good we are in avsallar can you give me some quick direction.
thanks
Jane
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
hi Jane..the previous posts were last year..so im wondering where it is you are wanting to know about...i was living in Eastern Turkey last year...but came back end of November.
so are you wondering about the Dimcay or something else..fire away..
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Hi virgin queen thanks for getting back the Dimcay sounds good also have you been to the water park near Avsallar.
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Hi Jane..im not really a Virgin Queen..im just shirley..i dont know why i put that..!!

The Dimcay is a paradise..there is nowhere like it. The river comes into the sea at Tosmur. They are building a baraj/dam on this river,its almost finished and its worth a trip up there to see this. All along the river there are restaurants, starting with a place that has been done up to represent an Anatolian village..it has its own swimming pool so is not actually on the river itself...further on from there the river gets steadily wider and more free flowing.and the most popular restaurants start to appear, there are many places and all of them super. Lately many have rigged up water slides and chutes very popular with kids. Pinarbaşı piknik restaurant is very popular and lovely, i think this is the last one before you come to the Baraj site and a lot of people dont venture further. However to my mind the places after the Baraj are nicer, less crowded in the season and the water is more sparkling. We always go to a place called Nehir Piknik You can lounge all day in a tree house,or on platform like places on the river..quite safe, these are carpeted and cushioned and have a little table for your drinks and/or meal..and if you dont want to eat...just drink..thats ok too.
i think there is another thread on the Alanya forum there are pictures of the Dimcay posted by Umit/VWBug..(where has he got to?).
İ havent been to the Aqua park near Avsallar so i have no idea what its like. There is an Aquapark right in the centre of Alanya,in the Damlataş area,there is also a cinema on the same site.
On the other side of Avsallar you should take a day out at Alarahan..there's also a nice river there and a restored Han(ancient Selcuk warehouse). On the mountainside there is also a Selcuk Castle which blends in with the colour of the mountain and you really have to look hard to make it out.
you must meet Jez as i know that he and his family love the Dimcay and would spend all their time there if they could.
 
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Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Thanks Shirley, Virgin Queen sounds more exotic though, Can you give us some quick direction from Avsallar I'm sure we would find it if you could point us in the right direction.
Jane
 
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
hi Jane its easy to find...from avsallar go straight through Alanya , get onto the coast road, pass Oba after Oba its Tosmur and you will come to a bridge go over and then double back at the roundabout and you will see the signs for Dimcay...there are signs all over the place..but just follow the sign, you will pass the all night Auditorium Disco, and then go through a short tunnel, and a little way further on the restaurants start to appear...its super...also in the same area but in the mountains there is the Dimcay cave, this is a huge cave complex and well laid out, it has a great restaurant and vantage point to look down the valley to Alanya and the sea.
 

Lynda

In my dreams I'm dancing
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
Jane you could also go to visit on the Alara river which is about 10 mins from you heading back towards Antalya. There is a brown ( cultural/interest) sign to Alarahan. This is a old caravansaray which has been renovated and converted to a "Turkish Night" venue. You drive for about 10 mins along this road and you will come to Alarahan on a corner. Lots of car parks and restaurants there but if you want something little bit more special ignore all the boys calling you and continue to head on for about 5 mins here the road ends and in front of you is an amazing castle on a hill and 2 small restaurants. I visit the very end restaurant and have never been dissappointed with the fish. When it is warmer you can swim in the river and even take a walk around the bottom of the castle to a bend in the river that has a natural pool and small sandy area. Very Lovely..ad not over crowded even in summer.
 

Andywebb

Member
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
shirleyanntr said:
Hi Jane..im not really a Virgin Queen..im just shirley..i dont know why i put that..!!

:larf: :larf:

I refuse to go down that road.

Andy
 

elaine016

New Member
Things to do and sights to see in Alanya.
can you help me, i live in alanya and want to buy a reconditioned computer, or second hand one, do you know were is the best place to go and how much i would be expecting to pay, thanks elaine
 

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