The town is divided east–west by a rocky peninsula, which is the distinctive feature of the city.
With the spread of Christianity Coracesium, as it was called, became a bishopric.
Tourism has risen since 1958 to become the dominant industry in the city, resulting in a corresponding increase in city population.
Warm-weather sporting events and cultural festivals take place annually in Alanya.
The Pamphylia plain between the sea and the mountains is an isolated example of an Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forest, which include Lebanon Cedar, evergreen scrub, fig trees, and black pine.
The Alanya Massif refers to the area of metamorphic rocks east of Antalya.