Alanya, Turkey THINGS TO SEE A Alanya Castle Built in the 13th century, it boasts four miles of walls, 93 towers, 140 battlements and 400 cisterns. * B Red Tower The tower is one of the finest examples of medieval military architecture, built at the beginning of the Seljuk Period to protect the marina. * C Alanya Museum The museum displays the most important and best preserved discoveries from the whole Alanya region. * D Dockyard Dates back to the 13th century and was once the Seljuk’s Mediterranean naval base. * E Atatürk Museum Museum dedicated to Turkish president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, housed in the home he stayed at during his visit to the city. F Süleymaniye Mosque Originally built in 1231, but was destroyed and rebuilt in the 16th century. GET OUT OF TOWN Aspendos Founded on a hilltop near the Eurymedon River, Aspendos was a major port city during the rule of the Roman Empire. To date, only the Roman theatre has been excavated, however, it is considered to be the best preserved example in the entire Mediterranean. * Side A seaside village where Marc Antony and Cleopatra once visited during their romantic saga. Side is also home to a 15,000 seat arena, built in the 2nd century A.D., where gladiator matches took place. * SHOP A Ataturk Cadessi Main shopping street. B Alanyum Indoor shopping center. C Alanya Bazaar Traditional Turkish bazaar. * Our award winning shore excursions provide convenient access to these sights. See the Shore Excursions order form for a description of offerings, or ask your Shore Excursions Manager. Haci Ham dioğ lu Ca i d d in Cad d es Gemicioğlu Sok Damlataş Caddesi ta l 6 Sugözu 8 le yo lu Ka si de ad ri C a n ipi nc sta Bo C A 13 4 9 esi Erzurum Cadd 11 10 12 kak ahioğlu So Rektör Sip 5 ddesi Sevket Tokus Ca 2 i ı Caddes cıpınar Bostan Özcan Yikamişlar Sokak YaylaYolu Caddesi Tokuş Ahmet B Bulvari Mediterranean Sea Ha ce tC ad d es i i Alaiye Caddes si adde aci C Helv esi Cadd Tevfikiye Caddesi Ataturk Bu lvar i Ca dd es i r Kültü Caddesi Mihat Gürgün Caddesi Su ak 7 nA la a 1 ddes i Gal atas aray Yun Cad us des Em i re C add esi Ataturk Bulvar i 3 FROM YOUR LOCATION TEAM The cruise port of Alanya sits in a picturesque harbor on the Turkish Riviera, overlooked by Alanya’s spectacular medieval castle, which sits atop a rocky peninsula. First settled in the Paleolithic Age, about 20,000 years ago, this charming city, according to legend, was a gift from Marc Anthony to Cleopatra. This historic and thriving resort is an exciting cruise destination, rich in beauty and history, as well as the gateway to a landscape of long sandy beaches, idyllic coves, canyons, rivers and caves. The city boasts a rich culture, fascinating archaeology and warm hospitality. The centerpiece of the port is the Alanya Castle. Built in the 13th century and remains one of the best preserved medieval castles in Anatolia. With almost 4 miles of castle walls, it acts as an open-air museum. The walls begin at the Red Tower, the symbol of the city, built to protect the marina. Today, visitors can find the Alanya museum inside of this tower housing artifacts from the area. Outside the city itself, there are many fascinating historical landmarks in the Antalya province. Aspendos was once a major GrecoRoman port city, and home to one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the Mediterranean. Side is another classical site and home to many interesting ruins, including a gladiator arena dating back to the 2nd century A.D. ESSENTIALS Currency Turkish Lira (TRY) Euros widely accepted (EUR) Port Agent Merkez Deniz Acenteligi Ve Ticaret A.S. (Istanbul)Buyukdere Cad. Zincirlikuyu Mah. Y. Kaya Aldogan Sok. No 12/1 Kat 3 Zincirlikuyu – Sisli 34394 Istanbul 34394 Turkey Telephone: + 90 212 288 63 60 Tollfree: Fax: + 90 212 288 63 61 E-Mail: [email protected] EAT G Bar Celona Tapas and cocktail bar. H Ottoman House Serves traditional Ottoman dishes in a 100 year old house. I Mahperi Seafood and steakhouse. J La Luna Restaurant Mediterranean cuisine served with views over the harbor. K Sofra Serves Turkish food with a modern twist. L Ravza Restaurant Offers a traditional Turkish menu. M Redtower Brewery Restaurant Serves local beer with views of the city and coastline. READ Mr. Cevdet and His Sons by Orhan Pamuk Alanya to Alanya by Timmel Duchamp Holland America Line and its contributors strive to provide accurate and current information. However, we cannot be held responsible for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from the use of this information.