Alanya is the most eastern resort of the Antalya Riviera, which has all infrastructure needed for a comfortable recreation of thousands of tourists, with beautiful beaches and an interesting excursion program. If you go further to the east, you will find only Mamure Castle, which is 6 kilometers to the east of the city Anamur in Mersin province, but it is interesting only for a short excursion.
Alanya itself has a lot of tourist attractions around the historical center of the city, the peninsula where Alanya Castle is located. The Red Tower, which is a symbol of the city, as well as an ancient shipyard, are on one side of the peninsula. On the other side, you will find the Cleopatra Beach, the Damlatash Cave and the Archaeological Museum.
In the environs of Alanya there are many interesting sights allowing to diversify the rest in the hotel. The picturesque Sapadere Canyon is about 50 kilometers to the east of Alanya. The rocks rise hundreds of meters above the canyon, and a river with dozens of beautiful waterfalls runs down its bottom. On the way to the Sapadere Canyon you should visit the Dwarves Cave.
The Dim Cave, one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Turkey, is in the mountain range, a few kilometers north-east of Alanya. At no distance at all, near the dam of the Dim River, you can have a good rest in a recreation area. There are many restaurants located along the river bed in the area.
To the west of Alanya, in the area of ancient Side, there are also many interesting places for excursions. For Side itself you should spare a whole day. And to the north of it there are very interesting places, such as the Green Canyon and the Manavgat waterfall, which are usually combined in single excursion.
If you go further on in the direction of Antalya, you can visit the ancient city of Aspendos. And to the north of it is the Köprülü Canyon, which is usually used for rafting down a mountain river with easy rapids, as well as to see the ancient Roman bridges.