Alanya is a seaside resort city and district of Antalya Province, located 120 km from the city of Antalya. This resort city is very popular because of its beaches. The Alanya beach, bordering a town of the same name, lies 115 km to the east of Antalya. The beach is very popular among both local and foreign tourists. The Taurus Mountains are a mountain complex in southern Turkey and it gives a magnificent panoramic view.
Alanya is a popular destination for tourism. The old beautiful town is decorated with many old houses, towers and mosques. Also very nice small harbours beautify this place. Tourists have a great number of pleasant bars, tea-houses, cafes and restaurants with an outstanding variety of international and traditional cuisine have at one's disposal at their disposal. High above Alanya you may find The Citadel of Alanya, the walls of which are nearly 6.5 kilometres long. It was built in 14th century.
You may see the remains of a fine Byzantine church, dedicated to St. George. It has retained tombs and arches and there are faded frescoes in the dome. Alanya is a paradise for those who adore shopping. You will be amazed by the numerous shops and boutiques lining the streets! There one can find anything he wants - copper work, jewellery, carpets, Turkish textiles, handbags, souvenirs and artifacts.
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