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.
cant belive but it happened that yesterday (wednesday, 18 august 2010) the temperature in alanya was 55°C. feels like living in saudi. i think this summer is hottest ever. the hottest temperature of last summer was 42 degree.