Side Tourism

This little resort town was a significant centre in the ancient Roman Empire. Today, it serves as a quick get-away for one-day trips from Manavgat. Side literally means pomegranate in local language. The name of the city was dedicated to mother goddess Antolia and was founded in 700 BC.

An ancient corner of the shining empire, this town was a major centre of culture, science and trade. Years later, it came under the influence of Crete and the Crete manifested itself strongly into architecture and culture of Side.

Today, it is a dotted town with ruins of significant ancient places and the amphitheatre, the temple of Apollo give you glimpse of what the Ancient city looked like. Visit Side and explore the ancient ruins of the Roman Empire, splash in beautiful waters of just relax by the beach.

Plan a trip to Side and experience the charm of this Turkish town! 

Essential travel information and Side tips for your visit

  • Modest dressing for women is recommended when travelling to Side. Make sure you wear full-sleeved clothes.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Side

  • How safe is Side for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Side.

    • Burglary and Theft 100 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 1.47 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Side

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.13 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.23 USD

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