Side city tour

Side city tour is sightseeing old town and the see beautiful places of the surrounding area. Sightseeing Side will introduce you to the sights of the ancient city of Turkey, the ruins, including the temple of Apollo, the ancient city of Seleucia, the Colosseum, etc. The local guide will tell you what to see in Side and its history.

Side city tour extensive explanation

Side city tour and the surrounding area will help you feel the unique atmosphere of this region, filled with tranquility and tranquility, as well as get acquainted with the key attractions of the resort and its surroundings, with everything that you can see in Side and its iconic places of antiquity.

Sightseeing Side

The program of the sightseeing tour of the ancient city of Side in Turkey will introduce guests to the ancient ruins that have survived to this day, which guests can see both directly on a walk through beautiful places, and from the windows of a comfortable air-conditioned bus on which the walk takes place.

Side old town

A sightseeing tour of Side on unusual open-top cabriobuses will begin with a visit to the ancient old town of Seleucia, which has become one of the main attractions of Side. The ancient city was founded by the inhabitants of Side in the 4th century BC. as a shelter from pirates operating in the region. Seleucia is at a height due to the natural features of the landscape of the region. The city is surrounded by woodland, so it offers a beautiful view of the coast and mountains. In Seleucia, the ruins of the agora and the ruins of the Byzantine church, etc. have survived to this day.

The city of Seleukia is an ancient settlement that originally existed as a fortress city, which was built to protect against attacks. Now, to the great regret of historians, there are only ruins left that have become part of the history of this beautiful town, located high on a hill.

Ruins of Side

The modern Turkish resort of Side is a charming harmony of the past and the present, so the ruins of ancient buildings, temples and houses of that distant era have been carefully preserved on its territory to this day.

The ruins of the surviving aqueduct give an idea of how the ancient city was supplied with fresh drinking water. On the territory of the archaeological museum, you can get acquainted with hundreds of valuable historical artifacts found during excavations, as well as learn about how the ancient Byzantines lived, admire their clothes, jewelry, and household items.

A tea break in a real mountain village of Turkey will not only be a full-fledged respite between sights, but will also tell you how the national dish of Turkey - gozleme flatbread is prepared. You can also try this national Turkish dish during a jeep safari tour in Side.

Ancient City of Side

Ancient Side, the photo of which is better obtained from a height, will delight not only with picturesque panoramas, but also with its rich historical heritage. This tour is especially popular with families with children who are no less interested in beautiful places with a long history.

Walking around Side is an opportunity to visit an open-air museum. The temple of Apollo is especially popular among tourists, and the photos taken there really captivate the eye, which is why the reviews about these places are exceptionally enthusiastic, because this location really surprises all travelers. Our private guide will tell the history of these places in such a fascinating and interesting way that guests will definitely not be able to be distracted for a second. Once in ancient Side, the group seems to be on the set of a Hollywood historical film.

Side places to visit

The fabulous atmosphere of the ancient city is breathtaking, and a huge number of surviving sights only decorate incredible pictures from ancient history. Its territory will begin with the monumental city walls that used to surround the metropolis, making it a real fortress, protected from enemies.

Other important reminders include:

  • Agora - market square, where antique buildings, ruins of buildings and ancient streets have been preserved.
  • The Temple of Dionysus is an ancient sanctuary where the remains of imposing Corinthian columns have survived.
  • The ancient amphitheater or colosseum is one of the most important city buildings, where the most significant events of antiquity took place both for the city and for the entire state as a whole.
  • Roman terms — a museum located on the territory of the earlier Roman baths, giving an idea of the traditions of the Byzantine people.
  • Arc de Triomphe — the gate leading to the city, which was erected in honor of the ancient emperor Vespasian.

During the Side city tour, the unusual fountain of Side also deserves special attention, which is often called the Nymphaeum in honor of the water nymphs. In those days, they served as an object of worship among the locals, so the ancient Greek architects approached the construction of this location with special trepidation and responsibility.

Side city tour price 2024

  1 Adult 20£
  1 Kids (7-12) 16£
  1 Infants (0-6) Free
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Side city tour program

Program №1 Side sightseeing and Green lake boat tour

  • The sightseeing tour of Side will begin with the transfer of clients from hotels in the region
  • Manavgat Waterfall - time for a walk and sightseeing
  • The ancient city of Seleucia: ancient buildings, ruins of houses from the era of the Roman Empire
  • Time to relax in the Turkish village, tea break
  • The famous Oymapınar Dam - photo pause with panoramic views of nature
  • Arrival at Green Lake and start of the boat trip
  • Boat trip on the emerald waters of the Green Canyon lake
  • Relaxing and swimming on the beach, free time for a walk
  • Merkez Kullie Mosque in Manavgat - sightseeing tour
  • Return of the group to Side hotels

Program №2 Side old town and Manavgat + Hidden Paradise waterfalls

  • Departure of tour participants from hotels
  • Arrival in Manavgat - the largest city of the region
  • Visit the ancient mosque Merkez Kullie
  • Arrival at Green Canyon
  • Photo pause at the panoramic platform of the Oymapinar reservoir
  • Excursion to Hidden Paradise waterfalls
  • Time for lunch in restaurant
  • Rest time for swimming
  • Moving to Antique Side
  • Self-guided walk to the sights of the Side ancient city (1 hour 30 min)
  • Return to hotels

You need to know

  • Tour days: wednesday, friday, sunday
  • Tour hours: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Includes: transfer, insurance, English-speaking guide, lunch, boat trip
  • Excludes: drinks, Manavgat waterfall
  • Recommended: swimwear and towel, comfortable clothes and shoes

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