Things to do in Side

Things to do in Side; One of the most popular places in Antalya, Turkey’s holiday center, is of course Side. Side hotels Especially in the early booking period every year, it is one of the most preferred. Side, a neighborhood of Manavgat district of Antalya, is flocked by thousands of local and foreign tourists every year as a magnificent combination of natural and historical beauties. Side was built in the 7th century BC. It was founded more than a century ago, so it is one of the oldest settlements in Anatolia. Side, which is one of the most beautiful spots in Antalya, is also home to many places to visit. Especially for those who enjoy historical trips, we must say that Side is a destination where they will have unique experiences. Here is the list of places to visit in Side;

Things to do in Side

Side Ancient City


Side Ancient City

The ancient city of Side, which was accepted as one of the few cities in the world at the time of its establishment, was dominated by many civilizations such as Greeks, Lydians, Persians and the Kingdom of Syria. For this reason, it would not be wrong to say that the ancient city of Side is a unique collage that carries traces of all these civilizations. The ancient city of Side, which is about 70 kilometers from the center of Antalya and 7 kilometers from the center of Manavgat, is about 15 minutes away from the center of Side in a short time on foot. So when you go to Side, you can see this unique city that has hosted countless cultures with a pleasant and short walk.

Temple of Apollo

The Temple of Apollo, which was built by the Romans in 150 AD and dedicated to Apollo, the god of beauty and art in mythology, is a destination that should not be missed among the places to visit in Side. You can reach the Temple of Apollo, which will fascinate you with its thousands of years of history and unique aura, only 15 minutes walking from the center of Side.

Side Museum

Side Museum is one of the most important museums in the world where countless historical artifacts reflecting the history of the region such as thousands of inscriptions, reliefs, Roman period sculptures, sarcophagi and columns belonging to the Hellenistic period as well as the Roman and Byzantine periods are exhibited. Not only that, but the building is as special as the works inside the museum; Side Museum is located opposite the agora of the ancient city of Side and is located in the 5-6th century. It was built in the agora bath built over the centuries. In other words, even before you enter the Side Museum, it signals what a unique historical journey it will give you with its building.

The museum is open every day of the week except Monday. The museum, which is open between 09.00-12.00/13.00-17.30 in winter, can be visited between 09.00-12.00/13.00-19.30 in summer.

Aspendos Bridge

One of the important historical monuments in Side is the Aspendos or Köprüpazar bridge built on Köprüçay. The stone bridge, which was built by the Romans in the 4th century, dates back to the 13th century. It was rebuilt by the Seljuks in the twentieth century. For this reason, the current appearance of the bridge, or rather its architecture, belongs to the Seljuk architecture rather than Rome.The 259,50 meter long Aspendos bridge will amaze you especially with its view.

Monumental Fountain

The Monumental Fountain at the entrance of the ancient city of Side, or Nymphaeuma with its other name, is the most magnificent fountain built by the Romans and found in Anatolia. The fountain, which consists of 21 columns, was built in the 2nd century AD. It dates back to the twentieth century. The Monumental Fountain, which is also called the nine fountains among the people, stands out as a very important historical monument that you should never return to Side as the largest fountain built by the Romans in Anatolia.

Manavgat Waterfall

Manavgat Waterfall

Manavgat waterfall, whose name is identified with Antalya, is located in Side, a neighborhood of Manavgat. The waterfall, which creates a wonderful image by gliding down from the cliffs at a height of 3-4 meters, is one of the rare waterfalls especially with its width. The widest place of the Manavgat waterfall in Side is exactly 180 meters! In other words, it would definitely be a big mistake to leave Side without seeing this magnificent waterfall among the places to visit in Side.

Of course, Side also invites you with its magnificent sea and beaches. There are many beaches in Side and among them is Side public beach. When you go to Side, you can swim in the public beach or on the beaches belonging to various businesses, sunbathe, water sports and experience insatiable moments.

In short, Side, the pupil of Antalya, calls you to itself with its natural and historical beauties. To live a holiday to the fullest of every moment, not only to enjoy the sun and the sea while on holiday, but also to see the vast historical richness of Anatolia closely, all you need to do is to go to Side.

If you want to catch the hotel where you will be most comfortable with your loved ones when you go to Side, you can make your choices in favor of the hotels here.

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