Alanya, formerly Alaiye, is a beach resort city and a component district of Antalya Province in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey, 166 kilometres (103 mi) from the city of Antalya. On the southern coast of Turkey, the district (which includes the city and its built-up area) has an area of 1,598.51 km2 and (2010 Census) 248,286 inhabitants (city 98,627). The population is almost entirely of Turkish origin, but is home to around 10,000 European residents.
Because of its natural strategic position on a small peninsula into the Mediterranean Sea below the Taurus Mountains, Alanya has been a local stronghold for many Mediterranean-based empires, including the Ptolemaic, Seleucid, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. Alanya's greatest political importance came in the Middle Ages, with the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm under the rule of Alaeddin Kayqubad I, from whom the city derives its name. His building campaign resulted in many of the city's landmarks, such as the Kızıl Kule (Red Tower), Tersane (Shipyard), and Alanya Castle.
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TopGeo (37994) 2012-09-30 8:45
Hello Hakan! Very colourful! Amazing perspective and colours with waters reflections. The warm light in castle creates and the tones of sea incredible atmosphere.
Beautiful photo with fantastic composition, water reflections and incredible colours.
This is truly a beauty!!Best regards
HimalAnda (5630) 2012-09-30 8:55
The composition is great: the curve of the beach leads the eye toward the center of the picture.
The colors are beautiful, especially in the water and on the tower.
carlo62 (12582) 2012-09-30 10:05
un luogo incantevole, la storia e la natura si uniscono per creare una unica cosa.
Ottima la qualità fotografica, con una bellissima luce e dei colori ben saturi.
- Copyright: Hakan Aydin (Hakkan) (2574)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-17
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: nikon D 7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Places that i want to visit [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-30 8:37