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Side Travel Guide

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Side is a coastal town located 75 km east of the province of Antalya, which is named after the word "pomegranate" in Anatolia. You can find antique remains and hotels, which are the touristic region of Manavgat. Apartments for sale are mainly bought by English and Germans. It was discovered by Greek settlers in the 7th century and has become one of the most important trade centers in the region with the port reason. Side had its own spoken language, a few inscriptions from the 200-300 BC period were found, and the language they were still unable to resolve. Remains of civilization of the first Hittites living in 7th century BC were found in the excavations. The Side siege of Alexander the Great in 333 BC brought Hellenistic culture to Side. After the death of Iskerder in 300 BC, Side was ruled by İskenderun's general rules until the Seleucid empire in the 2nd century. Side grew and became enriched and became an important cultural center. In 190 BC King Antiochus was defeated by a Roman fleet supported by Rhodes. With the Apamea agreement made in 188 BC, Antiokhos had to give up the soil in the north of the Taurus mountains. During this time, the port of Antalya, which was used today, was built by II.Attalos Phidelphus. In the 1st century BC the Cilician pirates took over the Side port and used it as a base for the slave trade until 78 BC when it was defeated by the Roman consul Servilius Vatia. Side In 67 BC, the Roman Empire came under the sovereignty and was added to the province of Galatia in Rome. Olive oil became a trade center with trade and its population grew by 60,000. Most of the remains obtained by excavation in Side belong to the first three centuries BC. In the 4th century the occupation began to weaken the city. Despite the fact that the bishop of eastern Pamphylia was the settlement area in the 5th century, it could not defend itself against the Arab invasions of the 7th century. Earthquakes destroyed the destroyed city in the 10th century. In the 12th century, in the early periods of the Byzantine period, it became a city where the Jewish population was predominant. However, the next occupations broke through the city, and after the population settled in Antalya today, the old island took its name. The remains are the most remarkable remnants of Asia Minor. Pamphylia, the remains of the theater complex, is the largest of these. Built like the Roman amphitheater, Side theater has a seating capacity of 15,000. The theater was used for gladiatorial fights and then turned into two chapels during the Byzantine era. Despite being used by the Eastern Pamphylia bishop, it can still be visited as a Roman Catholic church. Side has been excavated by archaeologists since 1947 and is still developing as a popular tourist center.

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Ankara to Cappadocia 2 Days Package Tours
10 Days Turkey Tour Package From Istanbul gives you time to relax and visit the best ancient cities in Turkey. You will have lovely ten day dream vacation with this tour package from Istanbul to, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Kusadasi, Didyma, Antalya and Cappadocia.
15 Days Grand Turkey Tour Package
15 Days grand Turkey tour is relaxing and history tour package covers Istanbul, Ephesus, Priene, Miletos, Didyma, Pamukkale, Fethiye, Blue Cruise (4 Days - 3 Nights), Olimpos, Antalya, Perge, Aspendos, Side and Cappadocia sights. You will start to the tour when you arrive in Istanbul and at the end of the tour, we will transfer you for your international flight.
Istanbul Private Tour
Istanbul to Athens tour itinerary is best option to combine history and relaxin vacation in Turkey & Greece. You will visit most famous cities of Turkey and most famous Islands of Greece and sights. You tour programme covers Istanbul, Cappadocia, Antalya, Kas, Fethiye, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Kusadasi, Samos Island, Mykonos Island, Santorini Island, Delphi and Athens.
Istanbul and Antalya Tour Package
You are in to fly from Istanbul to Antalya on the first day of the programme. Second day explore the Perge - Aspendos & Side Ancient Cities with guided day tour. You will have time to relax on the sandy beaches with this programme in Antalya.
Antalya Tour
4 Days Antalya Tour Package from Istanbul is covering the historical sites and leisurely days on the beaches in Antalya. Your programme including your hotel acommodation, guided Perge - Aspendos and Side ancient sights of Antalya in Turkey.
9 Day Tours for Turkey Honeymooners
4 Days Cappadocia & Antalya tour package from Istanbul covers the natural beauty and leisure an the Mediterranean beach in Turkey. You will fly from Istanbul to Cappadocia than discover the Cappadocia. Continue to Antalya and visit Perge, Aspendos and Side ancient cities in Antalya.
9 Day Tours for Turkey Honeymooners
Here is a great opportunity for those who want to spend honeymoon in Turkey. 9 days sightseeing tour itinerary for honeymooners takes you to the South of Turkey. On your Turkey honeymoon itinerary to South you will also visit Ephesus and Pamukkale. You will relax and visit the historical sights of Turkey.
Our Blue Cruise From Fethiye to Olympos
Diamonds of Aegean & Mediterranean coastline of Turkey tour programme covers most famous historical and relaxing cities on your holiday. You will have guided tours in historical towns and you will be freedom with your self drive. You will have dream vacation in Turkey that never forget.
Turkey Tour
18 Days Turkey Tour is great option for exploring Turkey. Exclusive Turkey Tour Package gives you an opportunity to visit historical sights of turkey with a local guide and self exploronation by renting car. 18 Days Turkey Tour Package is half relaxing and half historical sightseeing tour. If you do not want to join tours everyday and want a self drive and be free, Exclusive Turkey Tour is the best option for your travel type.
9 Day Tours for Turkey Honeymooners
It is a perfect 7 days tour package for exploring Istanbul and Antalya. You will feel the history in Istanbul and relax in Antalya. Spend 2 days in Istanbul and visit all the majot sights such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and more. Also enjoy with Bosphorus cruise and visit Asian sights of Istanbul. Afterwards relax in Antalya
Istanbul and Antalya Tour Package
You will be pick up from your hotel and you will have fully guided Perge Aspendos & Side day tour. Tour covers all your transportations, guiding service, entrance fees, lunch and hotel pick up and drop off. At the end of the tour return back to your hotel.
Kusadasi Cruise Port
The other long termSpirit Of Anatolia Package Tour - 10 Days option is giving you chance for visit 10 most important ancient site and the historical area ( Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Priene, Miletos, Didyma, Hierapolis, Perge, Aspendos and Cappadocia) in 4 different region of Turkey.
St Paul’s Walk of Mission Tour in Turkey
On the St.Paul’s Walk of Mission tour in Turkey you will find yourself in a epic and spiritual story. When you following footprints of St.Paul you’re not only share he’s mission also you are going to discover Anatolian’s first Christians wealths.Hundreds of years old churches, altars,monasteries and tons of untold history. “Lift a stone, and you will find me there.! (Thomas 19-77)”
Istanbul and Antalya Tour Package
30 Days Turkey Tour Package; This is the longest and best package option that we can offer and organised while you are in Turkey. In this packsge you will have a enough time to analyse and enjoy each local town, cities, from one side to the other. You have enough time to explore every each city. You do not have tour everyday.