Alanya with its wide beaches, historic monuments, modern hotels and motels and numerous fish restaurants, cafes and bars is a perfect holiday getaway. The first thing to catch the eye of visitors, is the Seljuk Castle which was established as a crown atop of the Alanya Peninsula in the 13th century. Besides the impressive castle the monumental beauty of the unique octagonal Red Tower is worth seeing. The cafes and bars surrounding the harbour port are worth visiting in the evening hours and the selling of crafts, leather, clothing, jewelry, handbags and pumpkins decorated with indigenous interesting colors takes place in boutiques on the harbour road. If you like to explore caves the Damlataº Cave is a must-see. The cave is located near the Museum of Ethnography. Three sea caves can be reached by boat: the Cave of Phosphorous with fluorescent rocks, the Girls Cave where female pirates prisoners were kept and the Lovers Cave. At 15 km east from Alanya there is the cool shade of Dim Çayı Valley, an ideal place to relax. The sea can be entered all around Alanya and it is a heaven full of sun, sea and sand.