Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Best places for having your coffee in Alanya

Even that Turkey is a real "tea-drinkers" country also a lot of coffee is consumed. 

Especially the younger generations has accepted coffee, and cafe-visits with friends are getting increasingly popular.

This is no different in Alanya where several of the bigger European coffee chains has established themselves side by side with the local coffee shops.

We therefor want to provide you with this mini-guide to the best places for having your coffee in Alanya.

Starbucks at the Atatürk statue on the main street
We of course have to start with Starbucks, who has several coffee shops in Alanya. 
The very first opened is situated close to the Atatürk statue on the main street, in an area where several coffee shops and cafes are found side by side.
Besides the usual selection in freshly brewed coffee drinks also cakes and sandwiches are served - just as we know it from other Starbucks Coffee shops around the word.
May we recommend the simple, black and always freshly brewed filter coffee...

Robert's Coffee at Damlatas/ Cleopatra beach
With beautiful and nice decor this is one of the absolute top cafes in Alanya. 
If you enjoy sitting enjoying life at a cafe, a visit to Robert's Coffe at Damlatas is a must when visiting Alanya.
Also food, snacks and cakes are served, so Robert's Coffee is always worth a visit, that can easily be combined with beaching or a walk in the nearby park and recreational area.

Shakespeare Bistro at the Atatürk statue at the main street/ eastern beach
Another popular cafe is Shakespeare Coffee & Bistro, where also music are played during weekends. 
Sit at the street side and watch daily life as it happens, or relax inside in the cozy and appealing cafe area.
And not to forget: The pizza at Shakespeare in Alanya is really, really good and the place is also open for evening dinner.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This is how you find Alanyas biggest shops!

Shopping is and will always be very popular way of spending time.

If not for you then at least for someone you know really well :-)

So we have made a quick guide to the biggest shops and shopping centers in Alanya.

There are actually a lot more than you think.

We have also included links to Google Maps, so that you can start navigating to your new favorite shop in just a single click.

Don`t forget that Google Maps allows you to download an area allowing you to view the map and navigate without having access to the Internet.

This can be done via the Google Maps application on your phone.

But lets get started with the list.

Alanyum -
Shoppingcenter in Cikcilli in two floors with a variety of shops and a supermarket. 
Also cinema and several fast food restaurant.

Kipa -
The biggest supermarket in town and located in Cikcilli.

82 Sali Pazar -
Everything for your kitchen and house. 
It is cheap and mostly plastic. 
Located next to Kipa in Cikcilli.

Koctas -
Turkish version of Ikea. 
Located at the 35m road in Oba.

Tekzen -
Like Koctas but smaller and with cheaper selection. 
Next to Kipa.

Metro -
Like you know it but also open for private persons. 
Located in Oba. 
A good place for buying fresh fish, meat and foreign groceries. 
Also sell electronics.

Vatan Computer -
All you need in electronics.

35m street
At the 35m road from Kipa and all the way to Tosmur there are many difference furniture stores.

Alanya center
In the center of Alanya from the post office PTT to the area after the Atatürk statue you will find many shops selling branded clothes.
This is in general a good area for shopping and sipping coffee. 

Megamall Konakli -
Shopping center with a broad variety of shops and cafes.

Nova Mall Manavgat -
One hour drive away in Manavgat. 
Plenty of shops and a place where you can easily spend several hours.

All there is left to say is "shop `till you drop" and remember that if you can carry all of the shopping bags by yourself, then you did not shop enough!