Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Great apartment, right at the beach. Full size swiming pool and gardens.
The area is well provided with supermarkets, banks, bureau de change, and car hire. Many restaurants and bars, coffee shops etc.
Mahmutlar is close to Alanya, but somewhat more tranquil, whilst still affording plenty to do, and retaining the option of the free bus to Alanya should it be required.
Bedrooms: Double bed, cabinets, wardrobe, reading lights, air conditioning. Balcony with table and chairs off.
Bed linen provided. [Second bedroom same but no balcony]
Bathroom, large shower, toilet with bidet, and vanity unit.
Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen, Table and chairs should you ever need to breakfast inside.
Living Rooms: Large lounge with 3 piece suite, matching coffee table. TV DVD and satellite.
Leads out through sliding glass doors to huge balcony with table and chairs, for all your alfresco eating, overlooking gardens and pool.
linen/maid service: All towels and linen apart from beach towels provided. The apartment is cleaned once for your arrival. Maid service available, just ask. Extra cleaning available. 20 Lira (about 7 euros) to pay to manager to wash towels and sheets when you leave please. Wifi signal is available from the Aphrodite restaurant at the front of the building. You need to patronize the restaurant for access. The signal normally reaches the apartment. Otherwise you can get cheap internet access by buying a sim card from Turkcell for 10€ euros from most beach shops.
One minute walk across the road, tunnel to beach under road available, plenty of places to eat and great beach with beach cafes loungers etc. lounger and parasols available
Distances: 10 miles to Alanya city. Free bus available.
Antalya airport 75 miles. Transfer available from £10, or car rental can be organised at £18 per day. Gasipasa airport 25 miles. Opening soon!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mahmutlar 50 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Antalya 120 km, Nearest railway: Alanya 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Mediterranean Coast region
Hot summers and warm winters.
Plenty of places to go and things to see.
Many places to eat, the town of Mahmutlar is not messy and unfinished like some places on the Turkish Riviera, or noisy like Alanya; rather it is the perfect blend of tranquillity, yet with everything at hand, and very clean and tidy.
The beaches are not as crowded as Alanya, and yet still provide loungers and parasols at the many beach bars where you can relax all day. OR perhaps you fancy taking the free bus to one of Alanyas shopping centres and stocking up on food and drink at a fraction of the beach side prices?
Alanya is the last major resort on the Turkish Riviera and reached by a scenic road turning north toward the Taurus Mountains and Konya through banana plantations. Alanya’s pride is its sandy beaches and the great fortress that crowns it.
Alanya has grown considerably in the past 20 years. New hotels and apartment blocks line the broad, elegant boulevards running along the sandy beaches stretching on either side of the town. During summer the population nearly doubles and the town turns into a lively colony of predominantly foreign tourists.
History of Alanya
The town did not play an important role in antiquity. At the end of the 2C BC, notorious pirate ruler Diodotus Tryphon made it a base for his slaving activities. In 67 BC Pompey conducted a war on behalf of Rome against piracy on the Mediterranean coast of Anatolia. He completely destroyed the pirate fleet in a naval battle. Mark Antony presented Coracesion as a wedding gift to Cleopatra.
A flight of brick stairs descending the cliffs is said to have been used by Cleopatra to go down for her morning swim. After the Romans and Byzantines. Cilician kings ruled the city for about 150 years. Later the city was ruled by Seljuks. In the Seljuk period the town was renamed as Alaiye to honour the conqueror, and shortly after became the winter residence of the Seljuk sultans. Before the republic period the city was dominated by Ottomans.
The fortress is 117 m / 384 ft above the sea with medieval walls running 6 km / 3.7 miles around the summit. It was originally established as a smaller pirate fortress on the protected peninsula. It was conquered and destroyed by Pompey in 67 BC.
Alaattin Keykubat captured the fort after a long siege and made Alanya an important naval base. Today’s fine fortifications were built then. Church of St. George is a 6C AD Byzantine building. The platform pinned into the cliff at the edge of the citadel is said to have been the place from where condemned prisoners were hurled to their death.
The enormous dockyards (Tersane) and a defence tower, Kizil Kule (Red Tower) at the harbour contributed to the town’s role as a naval base.
Among many caves the most famous is Damlatas (drop stone) on the western edge of the peninsula. It features an immense cavern with enormous stalactites and stalagmites that slowly continue to grow.
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