Alanya town centre (centrum in Turkish) is ideal for purchasing an investment apartment or villa. Property prices here rise yearly so that any investments will make you money. Living in Alanya centrum is perfect for holidaymakers or permanent residents as it's close to all the amenities. Alanya can be divided into four parts north, south, east and west.
The beaches combined with the fabulous Mediterranean climate ensure that anyone buying a property in Alanya is sure to have a fantastic time. The world-famous Kleopatra beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award, which means that the sea is clean and the beaches are perfect. The sand here is either tiny pebbles or golden sand. The beach nearest to the castle is called Damlatas beach (pronounced Dam-la-tash), and it is here that the leading five-star hotels are clustered. The entry into the sea is shallow and relatively rock-free, making it highly suitable for families with young children and the elderly.
Further along this stretch of the coastline is a large section of beach that is comprised of fine, golden sand. This section also has the water sports station that services this beach. If you are a thrill-seeker at heart, then you will love the array of jet skis, parasailing, banana boats and Ringoes on offer here. There is also a wide assortment of tandem parachuting companies at the end of Kleopatra beach, ready to offer you the jump of your life!
Keykubat beach is on the other side of the Castle peninsula, to the east of Alanya. This is a long coastline stretching past Oba with lots of beach bars, open-air fitness centres, and it also has the Blue Flag award for cleanliness. Shallow waters characterise this beach with areas that have been cleared of large rocks making entry into the water perfect for all.
Alanya town centre has a wide variety of shops and Malls selling branded goods. Many supermarkets are offering daily essentials and some of the bigger supermarkets even sell some European branded foods. On both sides of the castle are an excellent variety of cute café bars and restaurants selling authentic Turkish and international cuisine.
There are plenty of banks and ATMs dotted around in convenient locations.
If you are thinking of moving to Alanya town centre permanently, you will be pleased to know that it is a very cosmopolitan town with an active ex-pat community. They arrange get-togethers regularly and organise many social activities such as yoga, aqua aerobics and, new for 2022, a Tai Chi session on the beach. Don't forget that if you buy a property worth more than $4000,000 (June 2022 updated fig.) you can receive automatic Citizenship and obtain residency fairly simply after staying here for three months. (See the section labelled How to become a Turkish Citizen for more information)
Purchasing an apartment in Alanya with the intention of putting it up for rent is a lucrative investment in the long run. Rental properties during peak summer months can reach 1000tl per week and depending on the location and facilities offered; you can often ask for more.
Alanya is home to many archaeological delights. You can spend a day wandering around the newly renovated Castle hill; take a cable car to the top and experience 360-degree panoramic views of the bay of Alanya, the fantastic mountains and the stunning sea. If you feel energetic, you can walk down the castle, passing ruins of walls and cisterns. Around the harbour is the beautiful Red Tower and the shipyards and old fishing boats and tourist charter boats offering diving activities and tours of the area.
Syedra is a short drive away and is well worth visiting if you enjoy seeing archaeological ruins. Side is a town along the coast to the west of Alanya and is about a 40-minute drive away. Side (pronounced See-day) is home to the most fantastic ruins of amphitheatres and ancient Roman walls.
Suppose history isn't your idea of fun and prefer your activities to be energetic. In that case, there are numerous water sports stations dotted along the coastline, all offering jet skis, parasailing and Ringoes etc. On the Kleopatra side, there are a variety of tandem parachute companies. They will drive you up the Taurus mountains in a jeep, and following some safety instructions, you will take a giant leap of the mountain, coming to land safely on Kleopatra beach. It's the ultimate in thrill-seeking activities.
The Damlatas area has a fantastic cave system which is especially recommended for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases: due to the stably high temperature (+ 22 ... + 23˚C), high humidity (90-98%), air ionisation and a high content of carbon dioxide, together create a unique microclimate.
On either side of Alanya, there are many properties available for you to look at. Apartment complexes are very popular here as they offer a whole lifestyle concept with all the amenities on site. Expect to see larger complexes with gyms, Spa facilities, numerous sporting areas and indoor and outdoor pools.
The apartments come in a range of configurations and depending on your need and budget; you can choose from 1+1s, two or 3+1s right up to large penthouses or duplex apartments. Some people prefer to buy a pre-loved property in the resale sector. The advantage of this is that often the owners sell them fully furnished. If you have the time, purchasing a new build or an off-plan project is usually a great way of making money! You can often negotiate a lower price and if you buy early enough, you can sometimes personalise the property by making changes to the layout and types of finishes available. Choosing this route often can see a property increase in value by around 15 to 20% by the end of the build.
Summer Homes are a reputable and trustworthy Real Estate company with many years of experience. We can help you at all stages of your journey, from the initial viewing tours to buying your dream home. We want our customers to leave happy and will do everything to help you in this process.