Visit Side - Best of Side
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!
Side Travel Tips
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.
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Side Tourist Information
Side Tours for you
The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Side
Dolphins Island Cruise1 Reviews
Duration: 7 Hrs
Hop aboard and chance seeing the dolphins in the sea whilst cruising from the Side ancient harbor to the Dolphins Island! It'...Book Now
Istanbul 1-Day Tour with Flight from SideNew on TripHobo
Duration: 1 Days
Fly to Istanbul and spend a great day in this fascinating metropolis on the Bosphorus, the only one in the world which is loc...Book Now
Save 7%Antalya city tour with Duden Waterfall and Antalya Aquarium from SideNew on TripHobo
Duration: 8 Hrs
A trip to 1 of the biggest oceanarium in Europe and visiting the city of Antalya. Walk in thewater tunnel full of sharks and ...
Save 7%All Inclusive Boat Trip with Manavgat Waterfalls and Bazaar Visit4 Reviews
Duration: 7 Hrs
Boat trip on the sea and Manavgat riverwith 2-deck ship with lunch and unlimited drinks included in the price. Visit nearbyMa...
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Facts and Stats for Side*
Side: Crime and Safety
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)
Living in Side - Quality of Life
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.
Cost for Essentials in Side
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Side
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
International Movie per seat 2.33 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 17.35 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 38.35 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 21.34 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.