Venue | 7th International conference of Contemporary Affairs on Architecture and Urbanism




The 8th  International Conference of Contemporary Affairs on Architecture and Urbanism will be held in Alanya on 8-9 May 2025. 

 Venue of the conference: Alanya University Cikcilli District, Saraybeleni Street No:7 07400 Alanya/Antalya/TÜRKİYE



Alanya is a picturesque coastal town located on the southern coast of Turkey, specifically on the Turkish Riviera, often referred to as the "Pearl of the Mediterranean." This town, nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the azure waters of the Mediterranean, has a rich history that spans several civilizations, making it not only a popular tourist destination but also an archaeological treasure trove.

History: The history of Alanya dates back to the Hellenistic period, but it's known to have been inhabited even earlier. Over the millennia, the city was under the control of the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans, each leaving their mark on the region.

One of the most iconic symbols of Alanya's history is the Red Tower (Kızıl Kule) built in the 13th century during the reign of the Seljuk Sultan, Alaeddin Keykubad I, from whom the city gets its modern name.

Tourist Attractions:

  • Alanya Castle: Overlooking the town from a hilltop, this castle is surrounded by nearly 6.5 km of walls. Inside, there are numerous ruins, including Byzantine churches, making it a perfect spot for history enthusiasts.

  • Red Tower (Kızıl Kule): A well-preserved octagonal tower, this is one of the best examples of medieval military architecture.

  • Damlataş Cave: Discovered during construction work in the 1940s, this cave is known for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites. It's believed that the cave's air helps those suffering from asthma.

  • Cleopatra's Beach: Legend has it that the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra once swam here. Today, it's one of the most popular beaches in Alanya, boasting golden sands and clear waters.

Culture: Alanya's long history is evident in its architecture, cuisine, and customs. While many traditions are rooted in the past, the city is also modern and cosmopolitan, influenced by the thousands of tourists who visit every year. Alanya's annual International Culture and Art Festival and the Alanya International Jazz Days are a testament to the city's cultural diversity and vibrancy.

Economy: Traditionally, Alanya's economy was based on fishing, citrus farming, and loom weaving. With its sandy beaches, historic landmarks, and warm climate, tourism has, in the past few decades, emerged as a dominant industry. In addition to tourism, real estate and construction sectors have also seen significant growth, as the city has become a popular destination for retirees, especially from European countries.

Cuisine: Alanya's cuisine is a delightful fusion of Mediterranean and Anatolian flavors. Fresh seafood, citrus fruits, olives, and grains are staple ingredients. Dishes like "tavuk şiş" (chicken skewers), "kumpir" (baked potatoes filled with various toppings), and local pastries like "baklava" and "kadayıf" are must-tries for anyone visiting the city.

In conclusion, Alanya is a blend of the ancient and the modern. Its rich history, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture make it an ideal destination for travelers from all over the world. Whether you're a history buff, a beach lover, or a culinary enthusiast, Alanya has something to offer for everyone.



Visa Requirement

The website now serves as a platform for tourists to apply for Turkish e-visa.

Tourist Visa Information

Enter Type Single enter only
Validity 180 days (starting from the date of issue)
Length of Stay No more than 30 days
Processing Time 1 working day
Requirement You need to have a travel document valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Turkey. Depending on your nationality, there may be additional requirements. You will be informed of these requirements after you select your country of travel document and travel dates.





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