The beginnings of the town, such as its original founder, are not entirely clear in Alanya’s history, which is somewhat hazy. However, because of its vicinity to these historic sites, it is known that this town had previously gone by a number of names, including Pamphylia and Cilicia.
The Taurus Mountains surround the city, while the Mediterranean Sea borders it on the south. Alanya is situated on a peninsula. Even though there isn’t a lot of evidence about the original village, some information has been discovered that dates the town’s origins to the Upper Paleolithic Period. The town was taken over by the Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad of Anatolia in the 1200s, who gave it the name Alaya. At the time, Alanya was the Seljuks’ second capital after Konya, and they utilized it as a winter retreat. The town was not given the new name of Alanya until 1935. Alanya is still a popular vacation destination.