Authentic Turkish Atmosphere
Inside the center of Side, you will find an authentic Turkish atmosphere. The smell of Turkish cuisine spreads from the restaurants while the sounds of tourists, who make a deal with the Turkish street vendors can be heard around the city. If you have the talent make a bargain, you can do a trade here. You will find everything from Turkish rugs, jewelry, local spices and leather goods - and everything is for negotiation. Many also prefer to go to the nearby town of Manavgat, where you will find more shopping opportunities in the form of larger supermarkets, but also several markets that are arranged every Monday and Thursday.
In addition, Manavgat is an incredibly nice and beautiful city, and is known for the long, beautiful river that stretches throughout the city. The river offers a beautiful waterfall, which is always a popular tourist attraction. The river flows through Manavgat and all the way down to the southeastern coast of Side, and is why the area is green and lush. An always popular activity is the boat trip from Side to Manavgat, where you get close to the beautiful river, and in most excursions you also have the opportunity to swim in the river. In addition, the trip offers beautiful surroundings, the beautiful waterfall and the opportunity to shop in the big local bazaar.
Side is with the many versatile possibilities and quiet city life a family-friendly resort town. The city's rich history and ancient ruins invite you to a cozy and cultural holiday, and if you are more sunbathing, swimming and good food, spend the day at the beautiful sandy beaches and surrounding restaurants.