Hierapolis – Pamukkale

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 9.12.1988 List Reference: 485 Criteria: Natural/ Cultural   SACRED LAND CLAD IN WHITE According to the legend that spread the mystery of Hierapolis to the wide world, an ugly shepherd girl, fed Click More »

Göreme National Park and the Rock Site of Cappadocia

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 357 Criteria:Natural/ Cultural   DESIGNED BY NATURE: CAPPADOCIA Cappadocia, which was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985 on natural and cultural criteria, Is situated at a Click More »

Selimiye Mosque and it’s Social Complex

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Nemrut Mountain

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1987 List Reference: 448 Criteria: Cultural   THE SUN RISES AND SETS WITH A UNIQUE MAJESTY AT NEMRUT MOUNTAIN! The Nemrut mountain side with the tumulus containing the tomb of King Antiochus Click More »

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985 List Reference: 356 Criteria: Cultural   Love of Continents: ISTANBUL The historical areas of Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Click More »

Hattusa The Capital City of Hittites

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 28.11.1986 List Reference: 377 Criteria: Cultural   OPEN-AIR MUSEUM Hattusha, which was the capital of the Hittite Empire during antiquity, has been in the List of World Heritage since 1986 on cultural Click More »

Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 6.12.1985   List Reference: 358 Criteria: Cultural     THE MOSQUE WHERE STONES WERE DRESSED WITH LOVE   The first Turkish building inscribed to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Great Mosque and Click More »

City of Safranbolu

Date of Inscription to the World Heritage List: 17.12.1994 List Reference: 614 Criteria: Cultural   ORIGINAL EXAMPLE OF THE TRADITIONAL Safranbolu, an Anatolian city that brings history to life through its mosques, market, neighbourhoods, streets and original houses, was inscribed Click More »

Turkey in World Heritage

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Hatay

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Sakarya

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Van

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Rize

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Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

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Balıkesir

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Amasya

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Mersin

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Burdur

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Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

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Side: One of the most amazing corners of Antalya the shining star of the Mediterranean and among the most crucial port cities of antiquity, Side is an irresistible holiday resort


Side which means pomegranate and refers to the mother goddess of
Anatolia, was an ancient city that developed its own local language after it was founded in 700 BC.   


Side became a major center of culture, science and trade during the Roman period
and continued to remain the center of successive civilizations throughout history.


With the immigration of Cretans, Side eventually came under the influence of the culture of Crete that manifested itself strongly in the architecture, culture, village houses and local cuisine of the region.

Blessed with numerous natural wonders and a rich cultural and historical heritage, Side welcomes its guests any time of the year and deserving its place among unforgettable memories.

Attractions


Side one of the major cities of the ancient world, fascinates visitors with its cultural heritage and splendid landscape.
Built on the site where once the Roman bath was constructed, the Museum of Side is a world-renowned museum exhibiting the unique artifacts of the ancient city of Side.
The Side Amphitheater is situated at the center, the narrower section of the peninsula where the city is located. Bearing traces of the Hellenistic and Roman periods this awesome theater will make you feel like an actor on stage.
Constructed of piled up stone blocks and located on the southern side of the peninsula, the harbor of Side offers tremendous views.The turquoise coast of Side is a convenient spot for all sorts of water sports. Particularly diving enthusiasts will love the geographical area offering fine sandy beaches and crystal clear seas.
Vacationers who want to explore this magnificent region where history meets the deep blue seas are more than welcome in Side!

Events


Side welcomes its guests with a variety of festivals and events held at the Side Amphitheater that has been well preserved since centuries. The amphitheater fascinates everyone with its magnificent architecture.Organized annually with the participation of special guests and participants from around the world, the International Culture and Art Festival of Side welcomes a great number of well-known artists and offers a rich program including cultural activities and musical entertainment.
Vacationers looking for exiting air shows and tournaments may prefer to visit Airshow Side organized annually in May, and watch the acrobatic flights and follow the flight simulator contests.

Air


Located east of Antalya, Side, 78 km away from the center, is easily and quickly accessible.
Travelers to Side may take the flight from Istanbul to Antalya airport and get on one of the shuttles or transportation facilities leaving from the airport to Side.
Passengers who prefer the highways may take any of the shuttle buses between any major city in Turkey and Antalya and take any of the transportation facilities from Antalya central bus station to Side.
The holiday resort can be reached after a short journey by getting on one of the transportation vehicles leaving from the city center of Antalya on any time of the day.
Once in Side you will immediately enjoy the wonderful sea and the historical texture of the town!
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