Alanya guide for lifestyle, entertainment and attractions
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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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.