Alanya is a seaside resort city in the Mediteranian region of Turkey, which is in Antalya province. It have beautiful scenery with Taurus mountain at the north and the Mediteranian sea at the south. Yes, Alanya is far from Istanbul which is 15 hours by bus. But if you want to get hurry to be in Alanya, you can reach by plane to Gazipaşa airport (from Istanbul) about 1 hour.
when you go to the hill in the alanya, you will find many springs. you can drink the water directly. people of alanya usually take the water from the springs for drink coz it is same with the water which are sold in the stores.