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Antalya: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

1. Antalya: Cappadocia 2-Day Guided Excursion

Begin your immersive Antalya experience with a visit to the Saratli Underground City and see its rock-carved dwellings from the Byzantine era. After lunch, explore Devrent Valley and the Cavusin Old Village abandoned rock houses carved into the cliff. See the church of St. John the Baptist and Pasabag Valley before taking in the views. Spend your evening at the cave-themed hotel or join an optional Turkish Night with traditional music and an Anatolian folk dance show. If you choose the hot air-balloon option or want to watch the balloon flights, start the next with a one-hour balloon ride. After breakfast, take in the panoramic views of Pigeon Valley and visit Uchisar Castle, the highest point in Cappadocia.

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3-Day Cappadocia Tour

2. 3-Day Cappadocia Tour

Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia were added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 1985. Discover these natural wonders on a 3-day professionally guided tour, choosing from Alanya, Side, and Belek departures. Cappadocia, located in eastern Anatolia, boasts a unique historical and cultural heritage. In addition, the landscape of the region’s Devrent, Paşabağ, and Pigeon valleys is characterized by unusual fairy chimney formations. Millions of years ago, 3 of Cappadocia’s mountains were active volcanoes. Volcanic eruptions and erosion of the tuff layers of volcanic ash created the formations you see in the area today. During this excursion you’ll come across a wide variety of fairy chimney shapes, ranging from conical, pointed, and columnar to hat and mushroom-shaped. Visit an underground city and the Göreme Open Air Museum, which features over 30 rock-carved churches and chapels, dating from the 9th to the 11th centuries, and many with interior frescoes. Your guide will take you to the Mevlâna Museum in Konya, the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi. The site was also the lodge of the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes. If you like you can choose to see a whirling dervishes show (not included in the tour price).

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Demre & Myra Tour with Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

3. Demre & Myra Tour with Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip

Enjoy a full-day tour of the beautiful Demre province in Turkey, and visit some of its most beautiful locations. Following a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Antalya, Alanya, Side, Belek, or Kemer, transfer to the ancient town of Myra on the banks of the River Myros. Visit the ancient Greek amphitheater and see the rock-cut tombs of the Lycian necropolis. Stop for a complimentary lunch before sailing over turquoise waters to picturesque Kekova Island. Explore the extraordinary underwater ruins of the sunken city of Simena, and visit the noteworthy Lycian necropolis at Teimiussa. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island. End your day trip at the small town of Kale (Demre), and visit the stunning church of St. Nicholas before the transfer back to your hotel.

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From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

4. From Alanya: Side, Aspendos & Manavgat Waterfalls with Lunch

On this 8-hour trip you’ll head out in the morning for a visit to Aspendos, one of the most important cultural and economic centers of Pamphylia. Every year thousands of people come to see the best well-preserved amphitheater in Turkey, built in 155 with a capacity of 7,000 spectators. Today the amphitheater hosts 10,000 people and shows such as the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival. After lunch you’ll visit the ancient city of Side. The city is located on a peninsula and features ruins of a Roman amphitheater, a columned road, temple to Dionysus, and to a museum in the former Turkish bath. Admire the Temple of Apollo, which is the most beautiful site in Side, situated by the sea on the ancient harbor. On the way back to Alanya you’ll stop to visit the Manavgat Waterfalls. This is a place of exceptional natural beauty and fresh, clean air. You’ll see pine forests, waterfalls, and a river replete with trout and turtles.

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Alanya: Demre, Myra, and Kekova Sunken City Tour

5. Alanya: Demre, Myra, and Kekova Sunken City Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning, from where you will travel to Demre town. From there, take a boat trip around the sunken city of Kekova for 1 to 1.5 hours. Whilst at this location, you will also be welcome to rent a canoe to get closer to the "sunken city". Following your boat trip, enjoy a delicious lunch onboard before visiting the St. Nicolas Church with a professional tour guide. Your guide will provide you with information about the church in several languages. Towards the end of your tour you will visit the Rock Tombs to take photos. You can explore this ancient city with information from your tour guide. Finally, you will be at your hotel between 7:00PM-8:00PM, just before dinner time.

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From Alanya: Side Highlights Walking Tour

6. From Alanya: Side Highlights Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Side’s most fascinating and historic sites on a full-day group walking tour of the Temples of Apollo and Athena, the Theater, and Mediterranean beaches. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide in Alanya, where you'll hop on a short bus ride to Side. Take in views of the bay along your route. Find yourself immersed in history as you stroll among ancient Roman-era ruins and monuments right in town, learning about the rich local history from your expert guide. Marvel at the historic standing columns of the Temple of Athena looking out to sea, and if you climb to the top tier of the vast Roman Theater, you'll be rewarded with a magnificent view of the stately Taurus Mountains.

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Alanya: Guided Romantic Tour

7. Alanya: Guided Romantic Tour

Explore the romantic side of the charismatic city of Alanya with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour. Hear many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends. Discover what is so romantic about Alanya Gardens.  Find the best place in the city for a date and where you can take the most beautiful photos. Soak in the stunning vows from the Alanya Teleferik and admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular city on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take around Saint Valentine Period. 

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Alanya: Guided Walking Tour

8. Alanya: Guided Walking Tour

Explore all the major highlights of the picturesque city of Alanya on a walking tour. Admire the stunningly beautiful city of Alanya with a local guide. Discover why Alanya was known as Pamphylia or Cilicia and know about the stories hidden in the famous Alanya Castle. Continue along the quaint roads and hear fascinating facts about the city from your expert guide. You will be surprised to know about the hidden stories in the streets, buildings, and corners of Hvar.  Your guide will tell you about the town's unique way of life. The tour is perfect for those people visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it.

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What people are saying about Alanya

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Excellent tour with excellent tour guides

The guided tour was excellent because Betty and Alex were perfect tour guides. Betty has explained nearly everything and has a big knowledge about the Roman time. It was not just a tour, it was explained history. We definitely would book another tour with her. Thanks from our site for the tour.

Very interesting

Shocked by the level of knowledge from our guide and the vast history surrounding ancient city and aspendos. Great tour. Long day but worth it. Be sure to wear trainers as terrain is hard going, and take water. You are out for 2 hours in the hot sun in ancient city.

Fantastic trip

Great team to guide and drive. Every detail was in order and very organized! Lovely experiences - definitely worth the money

Fantastic day spent looking at ancient history and beautiful sights

Very interesting and recommended

Everything went very well, nice driver, nice guide