Side, nice seaside town
Detail of the earthquaked front of a splendid unrestored building
Despite several earthquakes, Side has preserved the majority of its buildings. One of the most important is the one erected in honor of the Emperor Vespasian and his son Titus. When it was restored, it was transformed into a fountain. The magnificent theater of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. (Closed for restoration) Other monuments include the Agora, the Apollo Temple that is situated near the sea, a Fountain and Necropolis. The extensive Roman baths, now a museum, houses one of Turkey's finest archaeological collections.