About Side

Best Tours and Activities in Side Region


Side, located in the south of Antalya, is a holiday resort known for its rich history and natural beauty. Side has become a favorite destination for both local and foreign tourists with its ruins from the Ancient Greek period, long beaches, and turquoise sea. This area is also known as one of the most important port cities of the Mediterranean, with a history dating back to the 7th century BC.

Among Side's most remarkable historical structures is the Ancient Theatre, which remains well-preserved and hosts many cultural events even today. Additionally, the Temple of Apollo is one of the symbols of Side and offers magnificent photo opportunities, especially at sunset. The Side Museum, with its rich collection, is a must-visit for those who want to learn more about the region's history and showcases many ancient artifacts.

From a tourism perspective, Side caters to all tastes. There are family-friendly hotels, water sports, diving centers, luxury restaurants, and bars. Natural wonders such as the Manavgat Waterfall and Köprülü Canyon, located around Side, await adventure enthusiasts. The region is also ideal for those seeking a peaceful holiday. Side's long beaches and clear sea provide a perfect environment for those who want to enjoy the sun and sea. In short, Side, with its historical and natural beauty, is a unique destination where everyone can realize their dream holiday.

Side, in the Antalya region, is an indispensable destination for holidaymakers with its rich historical texture, unique natural beauties, and vibrant social life.

The best activities to do in Side include:

  1. Visiting Ancient Side City: The number one activity to explore Side's history is to visit Ancient Side City. The Temple of Apollo and the ancient theater are the most popular places in this historic area.
  2. Trip to Manavgat Waterfall: Manavgat Waterfall is quite close to Side and is a place where you can enjoy cool waters and be alone with nature.
  3. Side Museum: Hosted in an old bathhouse, the Side Museum houses the region's archaeological artifacts. It's a must-visit for history enthusiasts.
  4. Aspendos Theatre: Aspendos is one of the best-preserved ancient theaters in the world. The concerts and festivals held here offer unforgettable moments.
  5. Sunbathing and Swimming on Side Beaches: Side's golden beaches and crystal-clear waters are ideal for sunbathing and swimming.
  6. Water Sports: Water sports like jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boating are available for adrenaline seekers on Side's beaches.
  7. Shopping in Side Market: In Side's colorful markets, you can find everything from local products to souvenirs.
  8. Boat Tour: Boat tours organized to explore the bays around Side and Sorgun Forest are ideal for nature lovers.
  9. Sunset at the Temple of Apollo: The Temple of Apollo offers a magnificent view, especially during sunset, and is perfect for romantic moments.
  10. Paragliding: The high hills near Side offer excellent opportunities for paragliding and are ideal for those who want to see the unique landscape from a bird's eye view.
    These activities offer both an exploration of the historical and natural beauties of the Side region and a fun and relaxing experience during your holiday.

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