* Sun, lots of sun! With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Turkish Riviera is a wonderful destination for those who want to escape the drizzly Dutch weather. Did you know that the strong sunlight provides an extra production in the brains of the ‘lucky substances’ serotonin and dopamine? The salt content in the air and the sea is also beneficial for body and soul, so it’s no wonder that many people recover from a sunny holiday on the coast.
* Culture, ancient culture! In the surroundings of Mahmutlar and Alanya you will find many remains from times gone by. The municipality of Alanya – which also includes Mahmutlar – has invested heavily in recent years in making the relics of Alanya’s glory time under Sultan Alaaddin Keykubat in the thirteenth century. The castle, the shipyard, the Red Tower, the old market place, all are worth a look at.