If you want more than just passive relaxation on crowded beaches, you should rent a car and take a thrilling drive through beautiful Turkey.
You will see the architecture that saw the rise and fall of the ancient world and Byzantium, e.g. Naula Ancient City and Aydapinar Ancient Ruins.
Lovers of nature's beauty will enjoy a trip to the Dim Cave, the second largest karst cave in Turkey, the Green Canyon, the intriguing ‘pirate’ harbours and, of course, the beach of their choice.
You can take a day trip to Istanbul to see the Blue Mosque and the Egyptian Market (Spice Bazaar). Or spend a couple of days in Cappadocia, a realm of rocks, caves, and hot air balloons.
You will love the local roads with the perfect pavement, almost no traffic jams, the multi-level junctions resembling scenes from science-fiction films, and the fascinating landscapes along the roads that make you take pictures again and again and again.
It is best to book your car at least a week before your vacation. This service is very popular with tourists because:
- It’s easy. To rent a car in Alanya, you do not need an international driving permit (IDP). You just need your national driver’s license with transliteration. The minimum renter’s age is 22 years, the minimum driving experience is 2 years.
- It makes shopping easier, and you simply can’t return from Turkey without purchases. You won't have to carry numerous bags around — just pop them in the boot and go for a walk light-handed.
- Travelling by car is much more convenient and interesting than taking a guided tour in a big bus full of tourists. You can plan your own route and travel at your own pace.