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Alanya is located on the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, in the valley of the Taurus Mountains. Also known as the Turkish Riviera.

Alanya - a city where 300 days of sunshine per year!
Alanya is the warmest city in Turkey. Due to the subtropical climate, even in winter the temperature does not fall below +15 +20 degrees. Alanya and the surrounding area is truly a paradise on earth and is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean Coast. The color of sea water in Alanya gradually varies from blue to turquoise. When the orange trees are bloomed, the whole city becomes perfumed scented with oranges. During the whole year, you can see the blooming gardens and the flower beds.

In Alanya rest the soul of a man!

Alanya, a city with a great infrastructure, on one side surrounded with the picturesque Taurus Mountains, and on the other side, warm and clear Mediterranean Sea with clean endless beaches. Rafting on the wild waters that flow in a narrow channel of a mountain stream called River Dim, you can enjoy a swim in the cool natural sources and have picnic in the nature. The mountain slopes are full of banana plantations, orange, tangerine, lemon and pomegranate trees. A unique combination of ancient monuments, the extraordinary nature and festive atmosphere make Alanya always a welcome place for rest and life in Turkey.

The city was founded by Greek colonists in the second century BC, and in the Roman times the city has long been home to smugglers and pirates. In the seventh century BC, Mark Antony cleared the Antique Alanya of pirates, and gave the city and its all to Cilician Cleopatra, who used local cedar wood for shipbuilding.

Then began a period of almost thousand-years history of the city in the Byzantine Empire, and in the seventh century was in decline because of the Arab raids.

In the thirteenth century, the city was captured by the Seljuks and renamed into Alaiye in honor of Seljuk Sultan Aladdin Keykubat. The Red Tower and as well a significant part of the city walls of the Fortress was built by Seljuks.
Due to its proximity to the Seljuk capital Konya, the city surpassed Antalya as commercial and military port. In 1571, the city passed to the Ottomans and became the winter residence of Sultan Bayezid II. In the dockyard of the city, warships those cruised the Mediterranean were built for Ottoman conquerors.

Eastern and Western cultures are organically combined into one. the presence of almost all nationalities of the resident population and representation of many religions give Alanya a unique color and originality.
By about 30 thousand foreigners Alanya has been choosen a place of residence.