I won’t write too much about Alanya as I’m concentrating on revamping the website, but I wanted to include some pictures I took of our wander from the marina to the castle on the hill, which took us down the entire length of the beach. Superb. It ends with a clip of a situation one would prefer not to be caught up in.
Alanya is an odd place for yotties to visit. On the one hand it is full of German and Russian package holiday makers, basking on the most stunning of sandy beaches (a rarity in Turkey). It lacks local anchorages, suffers sloppy waters and rarely hosts ‘good’ sailing weather, located in the lull that is Antalya Bay. Oh and it doesn’t yet have a completed marina. On the other hand it boasts some stunning views of the Taurus mountains and the ‘old town’ and castle are well worth a visit. Annoyingly it also has a great brewery, which I missed. How the hell did that happen?
Below is a clip of Alanya marina being hit by a nasty gust that caused some grief for the boats tied up there.
Here is a youtube high res version:
And if that didn’t work for you then try this one from google: