Side is located in the Southern coast of Turkey, in Antalya province, about 75 km from the city of Antalya. Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey.
Side was an ancient harbor whose name meant pomegranate. Today a pretty resort town, its ancient ruins, two sandy beaches, numerous shops and extensive tourist accommodation attract hundreds of visitors.
The magnificent theater of the ancient city, built on colonnaded arches, is the largest in the whole area. Other monuments include the Agora, the Temple of Apollo, which is situated near the sea, a fountain and Necropolis. The extensive Roman baths, now a museum, houses one of Turkey’s finest archaeological collections.