Welcome to Eastern Mediterranean


Southern Hatay Province's fascinating melding of religions, languages and foods is reason enough for many to linger. For others, the wealth of important early Christian sites is the eastern Med's ace up its sleeve. The area's historical riches encompass a dizzying timeline of kings and conquerors that stretches from Karatepe's late-Hittite remnants, through Roman Anemurium, to the clifftop castles of once-mighty Cilicia. The stretch of the Mediterranean that most people miss is full of surprises for those who make the trip.


Top experiences in Eastern Mediterranean

Eastern Mediterranean activities

$20.71 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Alanya Pirate Boat with Lunch and Drinks

This boat tour will take you from Alanya harbor around the peninsula and along the coast to view the scenery. En route you will see the main tourist attractions of Alanya that include the Red Tower, Old Shipyard, and Alanya Castle and enjoy spectacular views of Alanya from the sea. You will visit 3 caves; Pirates Cave, Lover's Cave, Phosphorus Cave and stop for swimming near Cleopatra Beach.During the tour you can sunbathe on the upper deck and relax whilst listening to the music. The boat will stop 3-4 times where you will have a chance to swim in the turquoise sea. If you are lucky you may see dolphins or sea turtles.Enjoy a delicious chicken grill, spaghetti and salad on board. Soft drinks are free during all day and alcohol drinks you can buy from the bar.We have loads of amazing activities organised by our animation team for example our foam party that will make kids and adults alike experience a great time.

$62.91 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Pamukkale Hot springs and Hierapolis Ancient City from Side

After picking you up from the hotel at early morning hours we will head to the city of Denizli along the Taurus mountain chain. On our way, we will stop for breakfast  in a local restaurant led by a Turkish family.After arriving at our final destination you will begin sightseeing of remainders of ancient city of Hierapolis. Hierapolis was a health resort during Roman times, from which Roman baths, basilica, gymnasium, “column” street are preserved and beautifully renovated theatre on the hill. In a free time given by the guide worth visiting is also the ancient necropolis, where you will find over 1000 ancient sarcophaguses.However, Pamukkale is mainly a white travertines  listed by the UNESCO. You will be able to penetrate them wading in thermal water of 35 degrees flooding down the travertines. It will surely be a great massage and relief for tired feet. If you want to try the exact treatment of Pamukkale waters – use a bubble (champagne) bath in Cleopatra pool (with additional fee). Health-bringing water cures among others: obesity, rheumatism, asthma and skin diseases, and most important brings back the fresh, young look. They say that, that Pamukkale was the secret of the beauty of the great seductress – Cleopatra…After sightseeing and bathes, it will be time to recharge your batteries with delicious lunch (buffet) and time for a visit and shopping in the real center of leather goods in which many Turks are specialized since centuries. Don’t forget about the tradition of bargaining over the price!  The way back will again lead you through the Taurus mountains to be back at the hotel around 8pm.

$46.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Alanya Tour to Temple of Apollo, Aspendos, and Waterfalls

Depart in the morning and visit one of the most important cultural and economic centers of Pamphylia in the past, today Aspendos. Every year thousands of people visit the best well-preserved amphitheatre in Turkey that was built in 155 and provided space for 7,000 people. The amphitheatre now hosts 10,000 people and shows such as the annual Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival.After lunch you will visit the ancient city of Side. It’s situated in peninsula and boasts with ruins of Roman amphitheater, Columned Road, Agora, Temple of Dionysus, Museum (former Turkish bath), Nymphaeum and the Temple of Apollo – the most beautiful place in Side situated near by sea in ancient harbor.On the way back to Alanya we will visit the Manavgat Waterfalls is situated 40 km from Alanya! This is a place of exceptional beauty, green nature, clean air. Pine forest, waterfalls, Aksu River full of trout fish and turtles will leave no one indifferent!

$57.54 Outdoor Activities

Alanya 3 Hour Horse Back Riding

You will be picked up at the hotel around 9 am and have a short ride to the Horse Club. On arrival there you will be informed about the tour program and given some instructions about the horseback riding. You can look around the horse club as well and get close to the horses. Then your unforgettable experience of horse riding will start. You will ride through the spectacular Taurus mountains and banana gardens. You will stop several times to make photos and enjoy charming landscape views of the countryside, Mediterranean sea and Alanya coast. Your tour guide – professional equestrian - will show you the most beautiful places on the way to the ancient city of Syedra settled on a hill. You will explore the ruins of Syedra dated back to the period between the 7th century BC and the 13th century AC (town walls, bathhouse, temple, ancient theatre, monumental gate and some cisterns) and then ride back to the horse club. The tour takes 3 hours in total. After unforgettable experience of horse riding you will be dropped off back at the hotel. It will be a great half day out away from the bustle city.

$28.77 Outdoor Activities

Quad Safari from Alanya at the Taurus Mountains

Join a quad biking tour at 9am or 2pm daily. After pickup at your hotel, transfer to the departure point for the tour. After a short briefing you will be provided with a helmet and then your unforgettable adventure in Taurus Mountains will begin. All quads are safe and easy to operate. No license, no previous experience is required. You will ride ATV motor in an off road environment passing muddy streams that will definitely make you dusty and dirty. You are recommended to take sunglasses and a handkerchief to protect your eyes and face. The tour takes 2.5 hours in total and you will have 1.5 hours of pure adrenaline, fun and excitement.

$33.37 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Alanya Fishing and Snorkeling Boat Tour with Food and Drinks

You will be picked up at the hotel at 9:00 am and get a short ride to the harbor. The boat leaves at 10:00 and slowly sails around the Alanya peninsula. You will see the old shipyard, the Red tower, Pirates caves, Phosphorous cave and Lovers cave. The boat will stop several times in the most beautiful bays that you can swim and snorkel in a clear warm water. The direction of this boat is a little bit different from the others. After a tour around the peninsula the boat turns and sails in the direction to Mahmutlar. There will be a stop for fishing and swimming. Children will get lots of fun trying to catch some fish. If you wish you can just relax under the sun or shadow (on the lower deck). Then you will continue sailing and arrive to Demirtas area which is a great place for snorkeling. Equipment for fishing and snorkeling is included, so you can just take a mask and snorkel. If you are not experienced snorkeler the staff on the boat will help you to get your first snorkeling experience.After you will have a nice lunch on the boat (rice, salad, chicken grill). All day long you can have unlimited soft drinks. After lunch is the time to sail back in the direction to Alanya. It will be one more stop for swimming before you arrive to the harbor. You will spend a great relaxing day on a nice boat which is never overcrowded with good service and helpful staffs.

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