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Agora ruins, Side, Turkey
Agora ruins, Side, Turkey by Billbl @flickr
Entrance to Side, Turkey
Entrance to Side, Turkey by Billbl @flickr
Disco ship in sunset at Side, Turkey
Disco ship in sunset at Side, Turkey by Martin Nikolaj @flickr
City lights of Side, Turkey
City lights of Side, Turkey by Martin Nikolaj @flickr
Side, Turkey
Side, Turkey by S!Znax @flickr
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There are many famous old palaces in the city, but Myrelaion Palace is considered one of the most beautiful. It was built by order of Emperor Romanos Lekapenos. When the reign of the emperor was finished, the palace was transformed into a female monastery. The magnificent medieval design of inner premises was lost, but design of the facade has survived to our days in almost original look. Currently, the building is known as Bodrum Mosque. Ciragan Palace is another famous building of the medieval period. Currently the building is known as a luxury hotel. Until the beginning of the 20th century the building was used as a residence of the government. However, in 1910 the building was severely damaged by fire and after reconstruction works it was decided to transform the palace into a hotel. The modern design and furnishing of the hotel are made as close as possible to the original look of the building. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Side

Cuisine and top restaurants

Side is a picturesque town with an abundance of excellent restaurants and cafes. Their menu will impress those who have long wished to try popular dishes of Turkish cuisine and enjoy unique Mediterranean delicacies. The Ocakbasi restaurant specializing on local cuisine serves customers every day. In addition to a cozy room, there is a beautiful terrace available to visitors. The restaurant, which is located in a … Open

Travel guide to Side

An old aqueduct is one of the unique monuments of Roman civilization. It is part of the oldest water system. Today, similar stone structures can be seen in various parts of the Mediterranean. During the reign of Romans, they were used to deliver water to the city. The length of the aqueduct in Side was about 30 km. Its 13 km were tunneled through the mountains. Only a fragment of a once extensive stone structure has … Open

Advices for travellers

9. Buying goods in street markets one should be very careful, because not all products are of high quality. For expensive clothes, perfumes and jewelry it’s better to go to large shopping centers. 8. Vacationers are advised to buy only purified bottled water to drink; it is sold in all supermarkets and grocery stores. This will make acclimatization easier and will help to protect from feeling bad. 7. … Open

Active recreation

Among the bars and nightclubs that are popular in the Turkish city, it is worth highlighting the “Kiss” bar with its relaxed and soothing atmosphere, thanks to which you can spend your leisure time here surrounded by family members. For this reason, this is one of the most popular places among tourists. You can enjoy the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea, feel the touch of serenity. At the same time, … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Side is a prosperous resort that is popular among fans of various types of recreation. Various leisure activities are offered to fans of active pastime. Rafting fans should definitely visit the Alpine Rafting center. Every day, professionals are organizing a trip to the most attractive places of recreation. River rafting impresses both experienced athletes and beginners. One of the most popular activities among … Open

Cultural excursion through Side - things to see

It’s worth to start exploring city's sights visiting the Agora square. Several centuries ago, it was the busiest place in the city; there were ​​stalls and a variety of craft workshops next to the square. Only several columns and ruins of an ancient temple have survived to these days; hundreds of tourists come to admire this place every day. Here is also the Museum of Side, the most visited cultural venue … Open

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