Konakli is like a miniature version of Alanya.
Alanya KonakliKonaklı is an ideal place to enjoy both the action of a town and nature at its best.
AboutKonakli is situated west of Alanya. It is a residential area, with many hotels along the coastline. It has a town centre where there are many cafe’s, and restaurants, along with a shopping mall. In many ways Konakli is like a miniature version of Alanya with a great mix of both local life and a touristic hot spot.There beaches with sparkling clear water just waiting for you to swim.
Konakli isn’t only based near the coastline like many other areas of Alanya, it actually stretches a few kilometers north near to the Taurus mountains. Here you will find a good local village atmosphere due to the many farms in the area up north.
ActivitiesNorth of Konakli there are many activities available for nature lovers as your are able to take hikes up the pine tree forests and enjoy nature at its best. The shopping is also great with both shopping malls and more bazaar like options. On a Wednesday there is a big outdoor street market where you can buy many “copy” items as well as very fresh fruit and vegetables.
Party lovers should surely go to Summergarden, a well-known open air late night disco. Finally the beach offers everything in beach life and water sports.
ShoppingKonakli is quite a popular area, and therefore has numerous butchers, bakeries, and hardware stores. Along with small grocery stores common in Turkey. There are a few clothing stores that are locally owned and there are more well-known clothing shops in the small shopping mall.
The shopping centre is situated next to the main coastal highway, and is a place where many locals spend some part of their weekends. The out door market is also close by.
Public transportationThere are many buses that come to Konakli. A bus comes around every 10-15 minute that will take you straight to Alanya’s city centre. There are of course Taxis also available at any time.
Konakli also has excellent transport opportunities to Alanya and Antalya, where the airport is situated, since the main coastal road runs through the town.
Food & diningKonakli offers a wide range of dining areas. A lot of them are Turkish, but there are numerous European restaurants as well.
There are also many well known food and cafe chains in Konakli, also of course many local cafes, which serve drinks and meals up to a good quality for the price you pay.
NearbyClose to Konakli you find several cultural ruins such as Hamaxia, the ruins of a fortress that dates back to the first century in the local village Elikesik.
North of Konakli there are several nice areas for picnicing and both Alanya and Avsallar are easy to reach from Konakli.
Wrap upKonakli in overall is a very active town, with both a local town center and they more touristic areas at the sea.
It is an ideal place to enjoy both the action of a town and nature at its best. You are able to enjoy the many activities provided for you in Konakli, by either shopping in the shopping mall, hike the forests or just hang out at the beach or at one of the many cafes.