Located along the coast of Mediterranean, Side is one of the fastest growing holiday places in Antalya Turkey. Under the shining sun, Side offers azure blue to its visitors. Side has become a popular holiday destination all by itself, but is well worth a day trip from Antalya.
Side has historical places dating back to ancient times. Built in 167 A.D. by architect Zeno, Aspendos is a famous theatre. It has 40 rows of marble banks in it used to accommodate 15,000 people. It was built as a gift to the city, and it has been preserved well for now. The other attraction is the Temples of Apollo and Athena. Dedicated to Athena and Apollo, the temples were built in the second half of the second century A.D. To add, you can visit Byzantine hospital, built in 6th century B.C. and Nymphaeum . The main beauty of Side is its waterfall named as Manavgat. The refreshing voice of the waterfall on your ears, you spend your time in its restaurants and shops, buying carpets, jewellery and leather goods.
Best Beaches in Side Antalya: Side is almost totally surrounded by wonderful golden-sand beaches invite swimming. Side Beach, Side East Beach, Kumköy Beach, Colakli Beach, Sorgun Beach, Gündogdu Beach, and Evrenseki Beach.
It is famous for ancient baths named spa. A steam sauna and heated rooms are available under the floor, including refreshment rooms. Leisure activities in the area include horse riding and white water rafting. Also, you can spend your time with water sports.
For the ones who like night life, there are many options to choose. It has a lively bars and clubs in the coast.
Side Best Hotels:
Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury Resort & Spa Hotel, The Grand Prestige Hotel, Aydinbey King’s Palace & Spa, TUI BLUE Barut Andiz, Acanthus & Cennet Barut Collection, Barut Hemera, Side Temple Hotel, Seven Seas Hotel Blue, FUN&SUN Life Side, Kirman Sidemarin Beach & Spa, Commodore Elite Suites & Spa, Q Spa Resort, Otium Family Eco Club (ex.Otium Eco Club Side), Arum Barut Collection, and Papillon Muna.
Side has many hotels differentiating according to prices. In the Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury Resort & Spa Hotel with five stars, you will see the service and facilities with high standards. Hotel is situated right on the beautiful sandy beach. Located in Kumkoy, Papillon Muna has 294 standard rooms ‘120 hotel rooms, 174 bungalow standard rooms’. Situated right on the beach in Titreyen Göl, The Grand Prestige Hotel is an ideal place to relax. Located in Manavgat, Linda Hotel has 165 rooms, 330 beds. 2 restaurants, 4 bars, disco.
Best Side Restaurants and Bars:
Q Beach Restaurant & Lounge, Serenade Restaurant & Bar, Side House Cafe & Bar, Side Ocakbasi Restaurant, Coppa Beach Club & Lounge, Gul Restaurant, Elia Restaurant & Lounge, SELGE BİSTRO Restaurant & Dance Bar, Mermaid Lounge Bar & Restaurant, Norden Restoran Bar
Things To Do in Side:
Jeep Safari Adventure around Green Canyon, Jeep Safari Adventure around Taurus Mountains, visit Greek Amphitheater, visit Temple of Apollo, Duden Waterfalls (sightseeng), Excursion to Tazi Canyon & Selge Ancient City, White-Water Rafting Tour from Side and Manavgat.
All in all, by stepping towards Side, you see the historical glory and natural richness. For your vacation plans, make a point to visit this place while in Turkey.