Despite being dubbed “The Gibraltar of Turkey” because of the impressive sea-view of the Seldjuk
fortress, you will soon find that Alanya’s atmosphere is 100% Turkish. Once a small fishing village,
in recent years Alanya has become one of Turkey’s most popular tourist resorts. It is inevitable, of
course, that the world would find out about a place so beautifully situated, with ancient castles on
rocky mountains in the distance, and Mediterranean beaches to the East and West of a long beautiful
peninsula reaching straight out into the sea.