AlanyaAlanya, the large popular resort center situated in the Mediterranean, in the eastern coast of Antalya Bay of the Anatolian Peninsula, at one end of a rocky promontory which juts out into the Mediterranean between two long sandy beaches, and its history dates back back to the antiquity.
Behind the town is the Taurus Mountains and the total coastline of Alanya to the Mediterranean is about 100 km.
The natural well-kept beaches extend along the coast.
Alanya has a typical Mediterranean climate with wet humind winters and hot dry summers.
The average winter temperature is 14, the average summer temperature is 27.
İn winter the water averages 18 and in summer 25.
Though snow in the city center is an extraordinary natural event Taurus Mountains which is almost over 2000 meters high is covered white during winter.
At the beginning of the spring, the 20 rivers of Alanya carry the melting snow on the Taurus to Mediterranean by creating wonderful picnic areas and rafting rivers.
Plateaus on Taurus Mountains have a vary rich flora and there are perfect routes for trekking and safari.
There are magnificent monuments in the citadel of Alanya, which is the nominee for Unesco Cultural Heritage of the world. Along with the monuments such as the walls, Kızılkule, the dockyard and the gun house, old houses of Alanya inhabited after having been restored are also protected and they are worth visiting. In some of the houses weaving is continued with old looms and meal is served in their gardens.
If you look carefully at the citadel, a heritage from the medieval times, while visiting, you will notice some stone carvings dating back to the antiquity. Visiting the citadel of Alanya in details may take you a whole day. There are many caravanserais and fortresses to protect them, nearby since Alanya was a city on the route of the historical Silk Road.
There are no factories in Alanya, economic life depends on tourism and agriculture.
Alanya has an important role in Turkey's banana and citrus growing.