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Revision as of 18:52, 18 December 2009

Side (pronounced see-day) is a resort town and a classical historic site in the Antalya Province of Mediterranean Turkey.

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Understand

Upon opening to tourism in 1950s, the village of Selimiye was renamed Side, as the Roman city on the site of the village was known in ancient times. Today Side is one of the few sites where you can see Ephesus-like well-protected Roman ruins and modern constructions literally side by side.

Get in

Manavgat is your first point of entry if you plan to get to Side by bus. From Manavgat, some bus companies offer minibuses to Side from otogar (bus station) free of charge. There are also very frequent minibuses (dolmuş) from downtown Manavgat which should not cost much more than a couple of Turkish liras.

Side lies 2 km south of main highway (D400) of Mediterranean Turkey, so it's also easy to get there by car.

Get around

See

  • Roman ruins. Roman ruins of Side that are in fairly good condition include among others a quite large amphitheatre, a temple (to Apollo), and a gate.

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Contact

Side's telephone code is (+90) 242.

Get out

  • Manavgat Waterfalls, about 8 km inland north from Side, makes a nice day trip while in the area.




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