Side (pronounced “see-day”) is a quiet beach village in Turkey which immerses you in both contemporary holiday heaven and the remains of ancient history. The attractive harbourside has some excellent restaurants to sample local food and a range of other cuisines, while the bars offer cocktails that provide the perfect start to a night out.
With its easy-going atmosphere as well as its proximity to livelier resorts such as Antalya and its waterparks and buzzing nights out, Side attracts couples and families alike. Culture and stunning scenery collide in a Side holiday, where you can admire the glorious Manavgat Waterfalls and the Taurus Mountains as well as historic sites such as the Roman baths and the Temple of Apollo. If you want to crank up the excitement, there are thrilling watersports, jeep safaris, and quad bike tours too!
Families – Laid-back and charming, the beaches and nearby waterparks will excite the whole family, and the kids’ clubs will keep the children entertained
Couples – Romantic walks and historic ruins make Side an appealing, peaceful holiday resort for couples seeking fine weather, culture, and delicious places to eat
History lovers – There are ancient ruins, monuments, and buildings throughout Side, with highlights such as the Roman amphitheatre and the 5th century Roman baths.
Side and the nearby resorts offer every holiday type you could want, with hotels offering All Inclusive, Full Board, Half Board, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering and Room Only.
About 4.5 hours
January 15°C – August 34°C