Side (pronounced 'see day') is located on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The resort lies on a small, flat peninsula with golden sandy beaches washed by the clear blue sea on both sides. There is an old fishing harbour, perfect for a meal and a drink in the evenings. Cultural highlights include the Amphitheatre and Forum and Apollo's Temple. The Saturday morning market and many shops will satisfy your shopping needs. Choose from a wide range of accommodation in Side, from budget hotels to luxury resorts all with year-round sunshine thrown in too! It’s easy to see why holidays in Side are a popular choice for families and couples – so why not hop on a flight to Side this year and enjoy your own Turkey sunshine break.
The beaches are what draw holidaymakers to the area, but there are lots more things to do during your holiday in Side. The more energetic will love windsurfing, jetskiing, parasailing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing and swimming. Whatever your interests, youll find an activity just right for you.
When the sun goes down, Side is fascinating place for nightowls. The resort has many pubs, clubs, discos and bars which are open until late. For a quiet meal and drink, the bars and restaurants around the old fishing harbour are a good choice.
Side has lots of restaurants and cafes offering a variety of food from traditional Turkish fare to international and fast food choices. Seafood is of course a real speciality in Side. Baklava (filo pastry filled with honey soaked pistachios) is perfect for dessert. Local wines, Efes (the national beer of Turkey) and the world famous Raki make an ideal accompaniment for your meal. Turkish coffee is served strong and sweet with some Turkish delight on the side.
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