Roman Ruins, Side

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  • Roman aquaduct, Side
    Roman aquaduct, Side
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  • The Roman agora, Side
    The Roman agora, Side
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  • Detail of the Roman amphitheatre
    Detail of the Roman amphitheatre
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    Roman ruins of Side

    by datapanik Updated Sep 15, 2014

    Side was an important and prosperous trading centre during the period of Roman control which lasted until the 3rd century. The extensive ruins from this time which can be seen in and around Side are an archaeologist’s dream and evidence of the advanced building and engineering skills of the Romans. Work to document and restore these ancient remains is an ongoing process. The list of ruins includes the Temples of Apollo and Athena, the amphitheatre, the original colonnaded main street , the agora and the aquaduct system. Side Museum is also located on a site which was formerly a Roman bath complex. It is these ruins which give Side it's special character and atmosphere - without them it would probably be just another over-developed resort.

    The Roman agora, Side Detail of the Roman amphitheatre Roman aquaduct, Side Side's original main Roman street
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    Visit the Roman ruins

    by mikelisaanna Written Oct 13, 2008

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    Side was a major port city during the Roman Empire. As a result, there are a number of ruins remaining from the Roman empire. These are located in and around the old town section of Side. There is even a road going right through the ruins, so you can see them without having to leave your car! The most famous ruins in Side are the ampitheater and the temple of Apollo, which we have provided separate pages. However, behind the ampitheater are located the ruins of numerous other structures which are worth walking through. These include a city gate, a nymphaeum, a couple of other temples, an agora, and the baths.

    Driving through Side's Roman ruins
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    Visit the roman ruins

    by stevemt Written Apr 16, 2010

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    The roman ruins at Side are world famous.

    Side was one a flourishing roman port and the evidence is all here

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