Alanya Area Guide
Alanya is found to the east of Antalya, around a two hour drive from the city’s international airport with the advantage of its own airport in Gazipasa to the east which offers much shorter airport transfer times, however flights are more limited to destinations compared to Antalya airport.
A vibrant working town and an extremely popular beach resort on the Mediterranean coastline that boasts a huge chunk of Turkey’s tourism trade with visitors from around the world, especially since Gazipasa airport opened a few years ago, thus also a growing town that is almost a city in its own right, though officially still a district of the Antalya province.
Like all Antalya areas, Alanya is sheltered by the Taurus Mountains and if offers one of the best climates in Turkey, thus, property in Alanya will provide you with over 300 days of glorious sunshine every year along with an array of Blue Flag soft sandy beaches and a wonderful ancient history to explore.
The old town harbour, overlooked by the ancient Alanya fortress is the hub of the tourist’s area, nightlife with plenty of lively bars and clubs, dining with a range of traditional and international restaurants and sailing where you can choose a daily boat trip exploring the local coastline with fellow tourists or perhaps charter a luxury yacht for a day or two and head off in style.
Heading out of the busy centre, you can find property in Alanya in several smaller, though often bustling, seaside towns, Oba, Tosmur, Kestel, Tepe, Mahmutlar, Kargicak, Cikcilli and more, with a vast majority of Alanya real estate coming with a sea view, some that are full panoramic views and what’s more Alanya property prices are currently offering excellent value for money but again as time goes on these value for money prices are rising year-on-year which means that property in Alanya, if purchased now, will offer great capital appreciation figures for the future.
Shopping in Alanya is excellent with most all the seaside towns providing ample shops and a weekly market, however, for the biggest shopping mall you need to head towards the centre of Alanya where you find the Alanyum shopping centre in Oba that offers all the favourite high street brands, food court and entertainment facilities too.