SHORE EXCURSION ALANYA: itinerary
The Alanya shore excursion begins at the medieval citadel, Alanya Castle. Built in the 13th century, the fortress sits 250 metres high on a rocky peninsula, protected from three sides by the Mediterranean Sea. It’s surrounded by 4 miles of wall and 140 towers.
From one symbol of strength to another, we’ll next visit Kizil Kule, the Red Tower. Taking its name from the colour of brick used in construction, this is an exceptionally well preserved example of medieval military architecture.
The Alanya shore will also visit the Seljuk palace, the Ehmedek section of the city walls, the Small Mosque of the Akbeshe Sultan and the Süleymaniye Mosque. Keep your eyes peeled here, as fine examples of Ottoman carvings can be admired on the wooden doors and windows.
Finally we’ll visit the Damlatas Caves. This magnificent natural beauty was discovered by accident in 1948 by local stone miners. Inside, we can admire stalagmites and stalactites which cover the 200 square metre cave and took 15 thousand years to form.
We’ll then return to port by bus to conclude the Alanya shore excursion.
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations