In the modern world, many people have heard about Alanya. In different parts of the world, you can overhear about this tiny city. The first thing that comes to mind is the sun, the sea breeze, the beach. However, the past of a small district is more complicated and interesting, because it has an epochal heritage. The life of the peninsula began long before the construction of Stonehenge, about twenty thousand years ago.
The identity of the founder remains a huge mystery, but thanks to the sea in the south and the Taurus Mountains in the north, the local land has always attracted. From time immemorial, the abundance of peoples of various faiths attracted the local harmony of nature, which hid a quiet harbor from enemies. The oldest buildings belong to the era of the Hittite kingdom, and the primary name Korakesion has a romantic interpretation: "outstanding in the sea". Then the Cilician pirates settled in the bay, bringing terror to the southern shores of Anatolia. After the clearing of the robbers by the Roman Republic, Mark Antony gave the entire territory to Cleopatra, who later built ships from the surrounding cedar forests. The story of the couple touches many hearts. The love of the emperor and the Egyptian queen bears a special mark in the chronicle.
After the death of the Roman Empire, the time came to change Korakesion to Kalonoros and join Byzantium. The new name meant "beautiful mountain". After the collapse of the Byzantine Empire, this paradise was the second capital of the Seljuks and was used as a winter residence.
Today's name of Alanya is grateful to Ataturk, who visited this region in 1935. A museum was built in honor of this event. The city is famous for its pleasant climate, which allows you to grow bananas, cucumbers, oranges, avocados, and other vegetables and fruits.