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- Port of Alanya
- Medieval Citadel
- Suleymaniye Mosque
- Red Tower
- Archeological Museum
- Damlatas Cave
HALF DAY - 4 HOURS
- Alanya Castle: 1.50€
- Archaelogical Museum: 1.50€
- Damlatas Cave: 1.50€
- Temperature in the cave is approximately 22ºC, warm and comfortable shoes are recommended.
- About 100 steps in the Damlatas Cave and 120 in the Castle.
Our guide will meet you in the port of Alanya with a Shore2Shore sign.
The population of Alanya is about 400,000 inhabitants and has been an important center for different cultures due to its strategic geographical location.
You will visit some of the most important places and familiarize yourself with this prosperous port. The medieval citadel is located on the peninsula and dates back to 1226. In general, the most important places of the city are found in and around the castle. The present castle was built on fortifications that existed previously and was used both as a palace for the local government as a defense during the invasion period.
Inside the castle we find the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Caravansary (an inn in some eastern countries with a large patio that offers accommodation for the caravans). You can walk through the ancient walls that surround much of the eastern peninsula.
Within the walls there are several historic villas very well preserved, built at the beginning of the 19th century, an example of the classical period of Ottoman architecture.
The Red Tower is another well-known construction in Alanya. It is a tower that stands guard at the foot of the castle, with an octagonal base and 33 meters high that was used by the guard and which currently houses the municipal ethnographic museum. The last of the 83 towers of the citadel protects the arsenal and continues to be one of the best examples of medieval military architecture.
Housed in a building of a more republican period, the Archaeological Museum is home to classical pieces found inside and outside the city precincts as well as copies of the Koran. The museum has 14 exhibition halls inside and one outside, showing objects dated in the periods of Phrygian, Lydian, Greek and Byzantine. In its gardens you will find Phrygian, Lydian and Urartian artefacts made of bronze and also Hellenistic pottery.
Next we visit the Damlatas Cave, with an age of 20,000 years. It was found by chance in 1948 during the construction of the port, and since then it is an important place of attraction as well as a healing center, especially for asthma sufferers.
After visiting the cave, you will have the opportunity to shop before returning to the port.