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Melissa Garden Apart
Side 1.2 mi from city centre
Approximately forty five minutes away from Antalya Airport, 150 m from the gently shelving sands of Side Beach(via...
Side 1,000 yd from city centre
This hotel is situated 50 m from the sandy Kucuk Beach in the quietest part of Side, surrounded by the ancient ruins and...
Side 1,137 yd from city centre
The apartment complex is approximately 2 km west of Side. A beautiful sand beach is only 800 m away from the complex. There...
Side 724 yd from city centre
Facilities and services include restaurant, bar, swimming pool, kids pool, wireless Internet access and 24-hour reception. Rooms...
Side 1,017 yd from city centre
Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a garden. This hotel also features complimentary...
Side 632 yd from city centre
Situated 1 km from the beach of Side, Melis Hotel features air-conditioned guest rooms with a private balcony. There is an...
Victoria Princess Apart
Side 624 yd from city centre
This complex lies in a secluded location, some 1.5 km from the centre of Side and about 1.3 km from the beach. An abundance...
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Located on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, Side is a city in the province of Antalya that boasts an amazing history and a dramatic backdrop of the Taurus Mountains.
With history dating all the way back to the likes of Alexander the Great and the Roman Empire, Side has been declared one of the most important early settlements in the Western World. It is famed for being the place where Mark Anthony and Cleopatra had their trysts but today is a laid-back family-friendly resort.
Visitors who want to come to Side to soak up all of that important history and lovely beaches will find a wide array of cheap and affordable hotel accommodation.
Neighbourhoods of Side
Side consists of a number of individual surrounding areas, including:
- Central Side: The main street is Liman Cadessi which is connected to the bus station at one end and Central Square at the other. This is a bustling and lively street where many of the tourist facilities are located, from shops to cafes to restaurants and more.
- Side Harbour: The harbour dates back two millennia when Side was a major trading hub. Today, the quaysides are lined with restaurants representing global cuisines and you might find it fun to try a traditional nargile in a Turkish bar before heading to one of the nightclubs.
- The Beaches: There are three beaches: a small sandy cove in the centre of the peninsula, a sandy beach with tourist amenities to the west and a stonier, less-developed beach to the east. West beach has plenty of water sports including diving and para-sailing as well as boat tours and boat rental. There are also fine beaches at Colakli, Kumkov and Sorgun, easily reached on foot or by a short taxi ride.
- Archaeology sites: Whilst not a permanent fixture or district, it is interesting to note that there is always a high chance of finding a current dig site in and around Side. Some secrets of the ancient city are still to be uncovered.
What to see and do in Side
The history of the town has produced some great attractions Just a few highlights are the Apollon Temple, the ruins of Apollo’s temple overlooking the sea, the Nymphaeum,the ruins of an ancient Roman fountain, a Roman amphitheatre, and Hellenistic city walls and main gate.You can also learn the history of Side in the town museum. For a nice day trip, Side is only a few kilometres away from Manavgat, a town known for its beautiful waterfalls and an aquapark is not far away in Okurcalar.
What to eat in Side
Side very much keeps within the classic tradition of Turkish cuisine when it comes to regional food and drink. Some of the best known and most celebrated of these classic dishes include baklava,an iconic sweet pastry treat, kofte which are a type of Turkish meatball, and kumpir which is a dish involving crispy baked potato with a varied choice of fillings.
Typical events and festivals in Side
Some of the most popular occasion are the Side International Culture and Art Festival that combines lots of different art and culture during the summer, the International Antalya Film Festival, and the Antalya Marathon that attracts some of biggest names in long distance running each year.
How to move around in Side
Cars are not allowed into the town centre which is easy to navigate on foot but there are local bus services. Holidaymakers are advised to used taxis – especially those visiting Side for the first time..
The climate in Side
The climate in Side is a traditional Mediterranean one. The summers are hot and dry with an average temperature of around 27 degrees, and the winters are cooler with the potential for plenty of rainfall, with an average temperature of 17 degrees. The mild winters mean that Side is a destination for a winter sun holiday, but there is no doubt that the summer months of June to early September are the most popular.