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A miscellany of information on the destination in general
The Dolmus buses have retired
The days of the Dolmus buses in Alanya are over. This popular means of transport has been replaced by public buses that have taken over most of the routes in the small streets. This is the result of a Council decision that forbids private bus transportation in Alanya.
All over Alanya new bus stops are appearing. The local bus drivers also stop outwith the official stops - you just need to signal to the driver. However to be certain that the bus will stop, it is recommended you use the official bus stops.
The public city buses run between 7am and midnight and the price is approximately 50 eurocent. You pay cash to the driver and it is best to have the correct fare ready. Children pay only half price. Other than that, there is no discount system.
The Dolmus bus station still exists and the Dolmus buses that drive to destinations outside Alanya wait here. They normally do not use the main street through Alanya but drive around the by-pass.
This is the weather in Alanya
Alanya is situated 36 degrees 32 minutes north and 32 degrees 1 minute east in the Mediterranean region of Turkey.North of the city are the massive Taurus Mountains where the peaks reach up to 3,000 metres above sea level. You will also find here several plateaus with beautiful scenery where the local people live.
With mild, rainy, wet winters and hot, dry summers, the climate in Alanya is typical of any town on the Mediterranean coast. December and January are the wettest months while August is the driest.
The average temperature in Alanya is around 19 degrees. August is the hottest with an average of 27 degrees while January is the coldest with an average of only 12 degrees.The temperature in the mountain plateaus is normally 13-14 degrees lower than the temperature in Alanya. In the town night frost is rare and snow is almost never seen. Nevertheless bananas, oranges and vegetables are always planted in places where the cold and the north winds from the mountains cannot reach them.
Normally the wind will come from the southeast. During the winter though, Alanya often experiences storms from the south. Although they can be pretty fierce, they rarely do any damage.
Average temperature scale for air and sea
January: 11,6° 17°
February: 12,2° 16,1°
March: 13,4° 16,3°
April: 16,5° 17,9°
May: 20,2° 21,1°
June: 24,4° 24,2°
July: 26,8° 27,1°
August: 27,1° 28,2°
September: 24,3° 26,9°
October: 20,3° 24,4°
November: 16,1° 21,3°
December: 13,1° 18,4°
Average air pressure: 759,6 mm Hg.
DK Alanya-Danish Association in Alanya
DKAlanya is an association mostly for the many Danes who have bought property in Alanya and surroundings, and are seeking networking trough others in same situation when they are present in Alanya.
The association now has 210 members (April 2008) who all benefits from this network and discussing the many problems that occurs when a foreigner is living in a completely different culture than the Danish.
Of course also participating in all the different social arrangements made for the members. This includes also different kind of benefits and savings in a lot of stores in Alanya, an issue the members of the board continually are working to improve.
So there are plenty of advantages to become a member of DKAlanya
Alanya's Finnish Association
Alanyan Suomalaiset (Finnish Association) was founded in Alanya Turkey on the 15/10/06.Since it was founded, chairman Mr Lauri Talvitie has worked for many months establishing this association which has now approximately 400 members.
The purpose of the association is to help and advise members and find new scope of actions.The association has an office and library in Alanya centre which is open every Tuesday between 14.00 16.00.
They also arrange excursions and nights out for the members plus help members with Turkish cultures and customs.
They have established their very own website where members and prospective members can see what events are being planned and when the monthly meetings are scheduled for.
If youre Finnish then get in touch with the association and dont be alone anymore.