How to Celebrate the New Year in Alanya?
Having bought a property on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, we wish to fully experience the homely atmosphere in the new apartment, and celebrating the New Year with a Christmas tree, gifts and champagne will give that feeling of warmth and comfort. Where to buy the most delicious food, in which store Christmas trees are sold, and, most importantly, how to profitably buy for yourself that very cozy little place on the coast, in which to arrange this holiday. First about the weather. Alanya is the warmest city in Turkey, and if on New Year’s Eve you are counting on the usual snow or at least frost, do not hope. Frost does not happen here, and snow can be found nearby only in the mountains, where the beautiful landscape becomes simply fabulous under the fluffy white cover. In December, prolonged rains with thunderstorms begin here – a fair compensation for the almost complete absence of moisture for most of the year. Stock up on umbrellas and raincoats for the whole family – they are sold everywhere this time of year. Rainy weather, however, is good for the desire to decorate your home, make cozy accents in it, create pleasant corners in which you can retire with pleasure with your favorite book and a cup of coffee under the sound of the rain. Warm home pajamas and blankets, all kinds of garlands, decor items for home gatherings appear on sale in stores. If you can see the mountains from your window, then at this time their peaks will be covered with snow, which will undoubtedly make the landscape even more picturesque. Let us remind you that there is no central heating in Alanya, so in winter they are heated by air conditioners or electric heaters. In some old houses there is an opportunity to be heated with fireplace, but such housing is becoming less and less – it is gradually being demolished. In place of the old buildings, modern residential complexes with swimming pools, gyms and saunas are being constructed. In well-built residential complexes, such as those built by our company Alaiye Home Construction, your seasonal heating costs will be optimized as much as possible. By purchasing an apartment at the initial stage of construction, you save up to 30% of money, and a payment by installments before the end of construction will help you comfortably distribute your financial burden. During construction, we use the highest quality materials and follow all the necessary technologies to isolate the internal space of the home from the adverse effects of the external environment and maintain the microclimate of your home. By the way, all the apartments and villas that we build are sold with high-quality finishing and furniture in the bathrooms and kitchens. You just have to choose the basic interior items, appliances and decor to your liking. If you wish, then, as part of the after-sales service program, we will be happy to accompany you to the best shops and ateliers, where all your wishes for the design of the space will be fulfilled with high quality and at a favorable price for you. Where to get a Christmas tree for the New Year in Alanya? In Turkey, the New Year (tur. Yılbaşı) was officially celebrated only in 1981, and the government even made January 1 a day off, but without the usual Christmas. The locals had a quiet family holiday dinner. Now, thanks to the influence of Western culture and a large number of foreign tourists, Santa Claus (tur. Noel Baba) has appeared here, to whom children write letters and from whom they expect gifts. Large cities of the Turkish Republic are decorated with festive illumination, Christmas trees are on the squares. Today, buying a New Year tree in Turkey will not be difficult. In large supermarkets of the European type of the Carrefour or Migros chains, you will find green beauties of any size – from miniature for a desktop to huge under 2 meters for a large living room. Also, a large selection of Christmas trees is traditionally presented in the Metro hypermarket. There is a very high demand for Christmas trees in Alanya, as there are many Russians and Europeans living here, and every family would like to please themselves with traditional New Year decorations on this holiday. For this reason, stores try to stock up on enough New Year’s items so that there is enough fun for everyone. If you are a fan of exclusively natural trees, then finding them in Alanya will be problematic. Alternatively, you can buy a tree in a pot from open-air gardening shops along the trails. However, while it decorates your home during the New Year’s holidays, it will have to be watered, and then take care of planting in open ground in a suitable climate, otherwise the tree will die. If you are ready to warm up a green beauty and take on such troubles – your New Year in Alanya will acquire a real festive atmosphere. How to arrange a New Year’s table? If on New Year’s Eve you come to visit a Turkish house, then on the table you will see only traditional national dishes: kebab and kefte – these are meat dishes, kysy, choban and roca – varieties of traditional salads, baked potatoes, vegetable stews or stewed beans for a side dish. Nevertheless, in addition to national dishes, the Turks often cook stuffed turkey for the New Year. This dish is ideal for a festive table in a large Turkish family, and each hostess adds her own specialties to the recipe. The sweet table consists of Turkish sweets, dried fruits and sweets. Alcohol is not consumed in large quantities here; instead of champagne, they prefer local wine, and men can drink a little raka, a traditional Turkish strong drink. To celebrate the New Year at the New Year’s table we are accustomed to, it does not take much effort. Champagne from various manufacturers and ingredients for traditional European and post-Soviet cuisine can be easily found in grocery stores in Alanya. A large selection of our favorite treats are sold at Metro, Carrefour and Migros supermarket. Well, if you want seafood, avocados, exotic fruits or fragrant strawberries, then here they are available at any time of the year. By the way, the avocado season still continues in December, so you can easily find ripe and inexpensive fruits for your gourmet dishes in the local market. It is not necessary to spend the night in front of the oven to indulge in traditional desserts. You can buy your favorite sweets in pastry shops, where you can also make a cake to order at the right time and decorate as you wish.