Kleopatra Beach

Kleopatra/ Damlatas beach is situated on the western side of the peninsula which splits Alanya into two. The beach is said to be Alanya’s best. The sand is finer and there are not many rocks or stones but the water does deepen more quickly than at the eastern beach.
When Queen Kleopatra of Egypt was given the area around Alanya as a present from the Roman general Antony, she bathed at the foot of the cliff every day. Originally there was a tunnel, leading from the castle directly to her private beach, through which she was carried whenever she wanted to swim.
The 3.5 kilometre long beach is also known as Damlatas beach because of the Damlatas dripstone cave on the western side of the peninsula discovered in 1948. Today the cave is one of Alanya’s many tourist attractions.