Alanya is a beautiful holiday centre with its beautiful sandy beaches, modern hotels and motels, as well as numerous fish restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars. The cafes that ring the harbor are popular gathering places for tourists and locals. From the towns lovely park, the road runs along the coast to the harbor, lined with many small shops that offer handicrafts, leather clothes, jewelry, handbags and the amusing painted gourds that are unique to the area. There are many blue flag beaches and many sights including Damlataş Cave, Archaeology and Ethnography Museum, Dim Çayı Valley, three see grottoes: Fosforlu Mağara, Kızlar Mağarası and Aşıklar Mağarası and many more.
One of the must see places is the Damlatas Cave. By boat you can reach three other caves: the Phosphorous Cave with its phosphoric rocks, Girls Cave (Kizlar Cave), where pirates held their women prisoners, and Lovers Cave (Asiklar Cave). The cool shade of Dim Brook Valley, 15 km east of Alanya, is an ideal place to get away and relax. The sea all around Alanya is excellent for swimming.
When the nature dealt out beauties, Alanya has gotten its share extremely. Alanya is one of the most beautiful coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The kilometers long beach is generally sandy. Just after The Mediterranean sea which turns to blue-turquoise color near to Alanya, raise the West-Taurus Mountains. The Taurus Mountains create a quite different world with its pine and cedar trees, its streaming rivers from the top and its valleys.