Antalya Manavgat
Pomegranate city

It was not only the most important harbour of Pamphylia in ancient times, but also of the entire Mediterranean region. Side witnessed Alexander the Great, who entered the region in the 4th century BC, and later, in 190 BC, the naval battle and defeat of the Carthaginian General Hannibal against the navy of Rhodes, who were allied with the Romans. Established on a low peninsula, its magnificent theatre, agora (market area), monumental fountain, and the remains of baths, parts of city walls and the colonnaded street are still quite well preserved. Located at the south eastern end of the peninsula, the Apollon Temple was partly restored. Today, this site hosts many significant cultural events. And of course just 30 kilometers from the city of Side, parts of the huge aqueduct carrying water from the springs of the Melas (Manavgat River) still remain. The symbol of the Side was the pomegranate and represented the wealth of the city, which was known for its importance on the trade route. Today Side is the central city of a well-planned touristic region. It has many hotels, shopping centres, entertainment and sports facilities and a vibrant nightlife. Many artefacts found in the area are exhibited in the museum that was converted from a Roman bath.

Price: up € 100 per person
NB:    discount for groups up 4 persons

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