Side City Guide
A Day in Side
Historical cities, waterfalls, bridges and the magnificent beauty of the Mediterranean... You are in Side, which resembles an open air museum and dazzles with its natural beauty. The first stop of the day you spend in this unique are should be the Avis car rental office, so you can visit Side much more comfortably. After renting a car in Side, you can plan your day by reading the city guide we have prepared for you. What to eat in Side, what are the historical places of Side, how to go to Manavgat Waterfall? You can have a wonderful day in the city with the recommendations you will get from our article where you will find answers to these questions.
Breakfast in Side
As Side is one of the holiday districts preferred by hundreds of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists every year, it hosts many different tastes. You can start your Side tour with a pleasant breakfast accompanied by the famous flavors of the Mediterranean cuisine. In addition to traditional Turkish breakfast, you can experience different flavors such as eggplant or carrot jam. Delicacies such as pancake, bagel and flatbread, which are carefully prepared and served hot, will accompany your breakfast in Side.
Where to Go in Side?
You are in a very rich place in terms of historical places and natural beauties. Renting a car in Side will help you to visit different points the most. The first stop of the day should be Manavgat Waterfall, where you will embrace the nature. The waterfall, 9 km from the center, is one of the most beautiful spots not only of Side, but also of Antalya. After seeing the Manavgat Waterfall, you can set off towards the historical Aspendos Bridge, approximately 35 km away. The bridge was built by the Romans in the 4th century AD. After your break on the bridge, which was renewed by the Seljuks in the 13th century, you can go to Köprülü Canyon, approximately 45 km away. You can enjoy nature in the canyon located on Köprüçay, one of the most important rafting centers in the world, or spend hours full of adrenaline by rafting.
A Delicious Break in Side
It is certain that the fresh air of Köprülü Canyon will make you hungry. If you cannot wait to eat, you can choose one of the restaurants in the canyon. You can have barbecued red meat, white meat or fish in the restaurants serving in this location. If you want to choose a different location for lunch, you can be sure that you will have many options in Side. With its impressive sea views, the wide seafood and fish menu of Side's most preferred restaurants will attract your attention.
Continue Exploring in Side
There is nothing more natural than wanting to spend your afternoon in the blue waters of the Mediterranean in Side, where you can swim most of the year. Many beaches with clear waters await you in the east of the town. Titreyengöl, Sorgun and Boğaz beaches are some of the public beaches that offer both free cabin and parking services. You can also enjoy the sea and the sun on the beaches of the hotels on the coast. As an alternative to this plan, you can set out to the west and swim in Side's beautiful neighbor Belek.
After enjoying the sea, we recommend that you spare the afternoon hours to the historical area of Side, which reminds an open air museum. This region, where the Temple of Apollo, the ancient city of Seleukia, ancient theater and many historical remains are located, is simply magnificent. We also recommend you to see the Side Museum in the historical region. The museum, where many precious pieces found in archaeological excavations are exhibited, offers the opportunity to get to know the deep-rooted history of Side and Manavgat.
Evening Pleasure in Side
There is no doubt that such a wonderful day deserves a beautiful evening. A beautiful evening in Side means delicious fish and seafood in an elegant restaurant by the sea. Of course, cold appetizers and salads with olive oil will be a great accompaniment besides seafood. It is also possible to find delicious alternatives from world cuisines in Side, which welcomes visitors from all over the world.
Nightlife in Side
If you haven't run out of energy yet and you don't want to end the day early, you can enjoy nightlife in Side. In addition to the bars street, you can continue the night with a wonderful view on the beach.