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Alanya

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Antalya Alanya
Ancient pirate city


The rocky and impregnable peninsula where Alanya is located was once the most famous pirate town in the Eastern Mediterranean in antiquity. In the 2nd century BC, the pirate Tryphon established a fortress on what was thought to be an unassailable rocky outcrop and made it into a base and shelter. The region was finally freed from pirate control during the Roman period by the renowned commander Pompeius. The castle originally built by Tryphon and expanded by other pirate rulers was demolished. After Roman and Byzantine domination, Korakesion Castle was conquered by the Seljuks in 1221. From this date onward, the castle was renamed Alâiye and used as the winter headquarters of the Seljuk sultans. Within the same century Alâiye and the surrounding areas came under the control of the Beylik of Karaman.
In the 15th century the region was conquered by the Ottomans remaining under their rule and occupied until the advent of the Turkish Republic. Alanya, due to its extensive variety of historical and natural attractions, has become one of the main centres of tourism of the Anatolian coast and Mediterranean region.
Alanya, due to its extensive variety of historical and natural attractions, has become one of the main centres of tourism of the Anatolian coast and Mediterranean region.
The Alanya Castle, the ruins of ancient towns, its museum hosting countless artefacts, natural views, caves, pristine beaches and valleys and rivers where restaurants are lined are only a few of its attractions.
Artefacts found in the excavations of ancient cities are prominently displayed in the Alanya Museum and portray the fascinating history of the region.

Price: €150 per person
NB:    discount for groups up 4 persons


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