The first settlement on the site of the modern city was founded back in the 2nd century BC. The modern city cherishes the legacy of the past and never ceases to fascinate its visitors with widest choice of attractions. The famous Damlataş Cave is located right in the center of the city. The cave was discovered during construction works in the port area in 1948. The walls of the cave are framed by stalagmites of great beauty. Geologists call the cave a unique creation of nature. The cave is fully equipped for excursions. There are a beautiful beach near the cave and a small market where visitors can buy crafts and souvenirs.
The medieval fortress of Alanya Kalesi is an important architectural landmark built in the 13th century. During the Middle Ages the castle was used as a powerful defensive fortification. Nowadays most of the ancillary buildings have been destroyed, but the main building has remained in quite a good state. There is a museum under the open sky in the territory of the castle. Next to the museum you will find one more important destination for excursions - an ancient Byzantine church.
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