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Facts and information about Side

Facts and information about Side

When learning about Side in Turkey, the first thing to know is that it is a cheerful beach resort within easy reach of Antalya International Airport. Side is suitable for year-round living and makes a great holiday home destination, thanks to its family-friendly atmosphere, lovely sandy beaches, and perfect Mediterranean climate. In Side’s long history, Alexander the Great, the Greeks and the Romans occupied it, ensuring its status as one of the region’s most important trading centres.

Today locals enjoy relics of its ancient past outside the main centre and around the town. These are internationally recognised as some of the most important ruins in Asia Minor. Side is very popular with families because of its calm, sandy beach, and wealth of things to do. Property in Side, Turkey, is affordable and also within walking distance of the beach, and general costs are low. Overall, Side is an all rounder with lots to offer anyone who ventures to see her, but let’s look at the basic things to know.

Attractions & Activities in Side

  • Alanya Archaeological Museum

    The Alanya Archeology Museum is located in the very center of Alanya, on Ismet Hilmi Balcı Street behind Alanya Castle and Damlataş Cave.

    Alanya is a city with a very rich historical heritage in every aspect. However, you don’t have a lot of chances to visit a cultural places in Alanya.

    Although the best cultural museum in the region is the Antalya Museum, followed by the Side Archaeology Museum, the Alanya Archaeology Museum is the best witness of the area’s heritage. It’s located in the heart of the city.

    The Archaeology Museum in Alanya exhibits bronze, marble, terra-cotta, and glass artifacts, mosaics and coin collections belonging to the Archaic and Classical periods, and also Turkish Islamic works of art from the Seljuk and Ottoman Periods.

  • Diving and Snorkeling in Alanya

    If your interest in the mysterious underwater world has just begun, don’t worry, there are many boats that organize diving tours in Alanya every day.

    Join these tours accompanied by experts that provide the necessary equipment, so you have a great experience. Journey to a mysterious and fascinating world, where colorful underwater creatures roam around you.

  • Hadrian’s Gate

    The gateway to Antalya’s Old Town

    Easily one of the most iconic spots in the whole city, the unmistakable Hadrian’s Gate is the main entrance into Kaleiçi, Antalya’s picturesque Old Town. Offering the perfect Instagram photo opportunity, this historical landmark was built in AD 130 to commemorate the visit of Emperor Hadrian to the city.

  • Seljuk Shipyard (Tersane)

    The Alanya Seljuk Shipyard stands south of the Red Tower. You can easily reach it on foot by following the 300 meter path.

    The Alanya Seljuk Shipyard was built by the Seljuks in 13th century. If you are into maritime history and medieval buildings, make time to visit the only remaining shipyard in Turkey from the Seljuk Period.

    The Alanya Seljuk Shipyard (Tersane) has been used for trade and protection purposes throughout history. Today, it stands upright back to back with Red Tower. The Alanya shipyard is the only shipyard that remains from the Seljuk reign, built in the first half of 13th century.

Side tourist reviews

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    Roxana

    Recent Tourist

  • Very happy with the service & communication! Had an amazing vacation thank you, great travel deal.

    Jeppe C. Larsen

    Recent Tourist

  • Thank so much for our wonderful holiday. You did outstanding job of putting this package together I’ll be looking out for more amazing deals thank you

    Inez Ben Griffin

    Recent Tourist

  • Very happy with everything thank you.You were all so so so helpful! Each time I had another question or dilemma you were quick to respond and great in helping me fix the issues.

    Timothy O’Neil

    Recent Tourist

  • We have had a fabulous holiday and all our dealings with Alanya Canyon have been very easy and seamless. Thanks again

    Paige Hardwicke

    Recent Tourist