Favorite thing: A ruined Hellenistic port and one-time trysting place of Antony and Cleopatra. Side meant Pomegranete in the local language- which was the symbol used on the coins of Side. Side lost its prominence in the 4th Century AD. with earthquakes, Christian zealots and Arab raids, by the 10Century AD, the site was completely abandoned, left to be buried. Today its history, sandy beaches and lively town area with its many shops and bars are a magnet for the tourists. Its a great holiday destination.
We had a great great week here... The weather was perfect. We where able to swim in the sea. And yes it was the end of november
So this is absolutely one of our fondest memories...
How it is going to be when you are there?
Have a look at this site...
It is the Turkish weather forecast...just click on an area on the map....
The site is in English , Turkish and German...
Side is a small city about 70 km from Antalya.
The exact date of its founding is not known. In the language of Anatolia "Side" means Pomegranate. From inscriptions it appears that Side dates back to the Hittite Period. The city was constructed on a peninsula and was a Hellenistic and Roman town, protected by city and sea walls. One's attention is particularly drawn to the city gates and walls, as well as many remains of aqueducts which brought water from the foothills of the Taurus Mountains and the surrounding country. The old baths have been restored and turned into a museum, in which are exhibited some of the statues and art treasures found in Side.
What do you have to see in Side?
Try to focus on "colours"... the colour of people, clothes, shops, the colours of life itself!
Favorite thing: Visit 'Side' (pronounced seeday). The beaches are beautiful and so is the weather. There are lots of restaurants to choose from, most of which are within close proximity to the beach.
Fondest memory: Lazing around on the beach. Two sandy beaches sweep either side of the old town of Side where temple ruins and an ampitheaatre can be found.