Kleopatra/Cleopatra (Turkish/English) Beach is the pearl of Alanya, the most picturesque part of the city, and a favorite vacation spot for everyone, young and old. The white sandy strip stretches from the western end of the peninsula mountain to the magnificent yachts in Alanya Marina.
Sandy beaches are a very atypical story for this Mediterranean region. According to legend, Mark Antony really wanted to impress Cleopatra. The sand was brought here from distant Egypt. They covered the coast and the seabed near the coast so that the entrance to the sea resembled the silk road. They say Cleopatra really liked the gift. And her name remained behind the beach.
Cleopatra is a special pride of the city: it has the international Blue Flag distinction for its cleanliness and environmental friendliness.
Winds and storms from time to time carry away the layers of sand, and then here, and their stones and flat stone slabs appear so characteristic of other beaches of Alanya. In anticipation of the new season, the layer is updated. The sand here is excellent. It’s almost a sandy powder. At any time of the year, you want to walk barefoot, drowning in its softness, to look at the endless sea, the approaching mountains, pines, and palms.
Also, this beach is one of the most popular in town. With its two-kilometer length, it is a favorite place for walking, jogging. There are volleyball courts on the beach, and the beach is one of the venues for the international annual volleyball tournament for teams of companies.
The beach is equipped with beach cafes and restaurants, and there are some of the most famous clubs in the city nearby.
Over the years, the beach has become a kind of symbol of Alanya. It is not uncommon for tourists to take pictures with the beach in the background.
A huge green area surrounds the beach with a park, a favorite place for locals and visitors to walk, run, and mingle.
There is a beach cafe, a restaurant, and a water park as part of the amenities.
One of the most beautiful parks in the city, “Parking lot of the Ministry of Defense,” has become a favorite place for walks and recreation of the residents and tourists visiting the city.
The park is located in the Alanya district, and this is one of the most popular places for city residents. The park has many attractions, such as a basketball court, a football field, a bowling alley, a children’s playground, an open-air pool, a restaurant, and a cafe.
The park is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a three-minute walk from Cleopatra Beach.
In the center of the park, there is a statue of Cleopatra. The main attraction in the park is a monument to the soldiers of the Soviet-Turkish War. The monument is located near the new hotel “Alanya Park.” The park is one of the venues for the international volleyball tournament for companies.
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From many hotels and the city center, you can walk to the beach and stay in that part of it that is closer and more convenient for you.
If you happen to be on the Alanian fortress, you can go down the cable car towards Cleopatra.
If you are settling on the other side of the city along the coast, take buses 1 and 101, the main part of their route runs along the central Ataturk Boulevard. To get to the beginning of the beach, you can get off at a stop near the center or ask the driver to drop you off near Cleopatra beach.
If this is your first time in the city and is afraid of getting lost, the easiest way is to call a taxi. Taxi ranks are found at all major intersections in the city. If there are no visible yellow cars nearby, look around for a pole with a device with a taxi call button hanging – this practice is very widespread in the city. It is enough to press a button and wait a few minutes until the car comes to pick you up.
You can also drive up to Cleopatra by car. Put on the navigator “Cleopatra beach”. Please note that in the initial part of the beach (near Damlatas and the funicular), narrow streets and quite a bit of parking space. It is much more convenient to get up along the boardwalk at the far end of the beach. Many parking lots in the city are paid – pay attention to the signs. You can pay for parking with a valet in a uniform that will come to you when you are about to leave.
Weather in December. The air temperature during the day is about + 17 ° C, and at night it becomes quite cold, and the thermometer drops to + 9 ° C. In the seas, the water temperature does not warm up above + 19 ° C.
Weather in January. The air temperature during the day varies from + 13 ° C to + 15 ° C, at night it drops to + 7 ° C. Therefore, this month is quite cold and tourists mainly go skiing resorts. The seawater temperature reaches about + 17 ° C.
Weather in February. The average monthly air temperature during the day varies from + 14 ° C to + 16 ° C, and at night it drops to + 7 ° C. The seawater temperature does not warm above + 17 ° C.
Weather in March. The air temperature during the day in the first month of spring rises to + 17 ° C, and at night drops to + 9 ° C. The seawater temperature reaches + 17 ° C.
Weather in April. It becomes warm and the air temperature rises to + 20 ° C during the day, and at night it drops to + 11 ° C. The seawater temperature reaches + 18 ° C.
Weather in May. The air temperature in the last spring month rises to + 24 ° C during the day and drops to + 15 ° C at night. The sea temperature is around + 19 ° C.
Weather in June. The average daily air temperature in the first month of the tourist season is about + 27 ° C, and at night it drops to + 18 ° C. In the seas, the water temperature reaches + 23 ° C.
Weather in July. The air temperature in the daytime rises to + 30 ° C, it becomes very hot and at night it does not drop below + 21 ° C. The seawater temperature does not drop below + 25 ° C.
Weather in August. The average daily air temperature is about + 31 ° C, and at night it does not drop below + 21 ° C. In the seas, the water temperature warms up to + 27 ° C.
Weather in September. The air temperature during the day in the first month of the velvet season is about + 29 ° C, and at night it drops to + 19 ° C. In the seas, the water temperature warms up to + 26 ° C.
Weather in October. The air temperature in the daytime rises to + 25 ° C, and at night drops to + 15 ° C. The water temperature in the seas does not warm above + 24 ° C.
Weather in November. The air temperature in the last autumn month in the daytime is about + 21 ° C, and at night it drops to + 12 ° C. The seawater temperature warms up to + 21 ° C on average.
The area near the beach is one of the most popular among tourists coming to rest. Here you can find hotels for every level of request and opportunity, from chic 5-star spa hotels to modest apartments for rent. You can find a suitable accommodation option at the link below: