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Alanya Summary
Why buy a property in Alanya?
Alanya is Turkey's liveliest summer holiday destination. With its natural beauty, rich historical charm, modern facilities and adventurous pursuits, you name it - Alanya has it. The town is alive in atmosphere, with happy crowds buzzing around the beaches, streets, shops and hotels.


What is there to do in Alanya?
There are plenty of artifacts around to intrigue history buffs, such as the thirteenth century Seljuk Castle and the red tower (Kizil Kule).

There is also a museum that is very popular in Alanya and plenty of bars and clubs to go to during the night.


Overall impression of Alanya:
Alanya is a very pretty town. However, the town has become densely developed, with several new developments and high apartment blocks. It is also two hours drive from an airport, although a new airport will open nearby soon.

Those looking for property in Alanya tend to look for holiday homes as opposed to permanent bases, although there are already ten thousand expats living in Alanya.


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Alanya Population:
Off Peak:
(Winter)
170000 Peak:
(Summer)
400000

The Alanya district's population has more than quadrupled since 1985. This increase is mostly due to the housing sector. Alanya City itself has a population of around 134,000, with almost 10,000 of these being European expats, mostly Danish and German. The European population tends to be over fifty years old. During the summer, the population swells considerably, and the district receives around 1.1 million visitors each year.
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Alanya Average Temperatures
Months: Jan - March April - June July - Sep Oct - Dec
Average Temperature: 16° 28° 36° 22°

Alanya has a typical continental Mediterranean climate. The bulk of the year's rain comes mostly during the winter, resulting in long, hot and dry summers. In fact, the Alanya board of Tourism uses the slogan "where the sun smiles". The Taurus Mountains' proximity to the sea can cause fog, which creates many morning rainbows. Snow stays on the mountains year round - even when you're sweltering in the sun down below! The sea remains at around 21?C throughout the year, climbing to 27?C in August.

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