Alanya sits at the far eastern Mediterranean coastline. Also known as Turkey’s south, it belongs to the larger Antalya province, although in recent years, stands alone with pride thanks to a growing tourism trade. Its location is the endpoint for the Turkish riviera stretching around from the northern Aegean. Sitting between Gazipasa and Side coastal resorts, the city centre and surrounding towns and villages cover 1500 square kilometres.
Mild winters averaging temperatures of 20 degrees, and sizzling hot summer explains why foreigners live there all year round. The rainy season lasts from January to February, before temperatures climb to peak at a high in August and September. Beach lovers prefer June to September, while those who like to get out exploring attractions and nature enjoy cooler months like March to June and October to December.