Side Holidays

The vibrant resort of Side is a popular destination which attracts a large cross-section of people to its beautiful beaches set amongst a beautiful backdrop.

Side, Antalya Region, Turkey

Shopping

The local shops in Side sell quite a good range of goods, in particular jewellery, clothing, handbags, Turkish delight, shoes and sunglasses and of course the ubiquitous genuine fake designer labels. Unfortunately, more and more traders are no longer willing to haggle/pazarlik, so the price you see is the price you pay. If the shops in Side don't satisfy your shopping urges then head off to Antalya where there is a bigger choice of shops and malls selling a wider range of goods.

Family Entertainment & Trips

Side Turkey has a lot to offer families. Many of the hotels target families and have a range of facilities which will keep all ages happy which may well mean you base your entire holiday in the hotel complex. If you want to venture onto the beach then head for the West Beach which has the usual facilities and activities you'd expect of a Mediterranean resort, banana boats, jets skis, pedalos and safe swimming areas.

Beyond the beach, if you are interested in the history of Side and like visiting ancient ruins then Side has them in spades. Top of your list should be the 15,000 seater Roman Amphitheatre built in second century. Around the amphitheatre area there are quite a lot of interesting places to see such as the nymphaeum (water fountain) the temples of Apollo, and Athena and the bath house which is now a museum.

Further afield, near to Antalya there is white water rafting and a superb water park, (Troy Aqua Park). There are many local activities which give you the chance of seeing the outstanding countryside from a different perspective, such as trekking, horse riding, jeep safaris and paragliding.

The Resort

The Turkish resort of Side is situated on its Mediterranean south coast, 30 miles east of Antalya. Side Turkey has always been a popular holiday resort through the ages - Cleopatra and Mark Anthony enjoyed the beaches here; the Romans built an amphitheatre to entertain the holidaymakers and pirates spent their booty. Side has managed to maintain its allure through the ages and today it attracts just as wide a cross-section of people now as it has always done, with no hint of pirates, well apart from the ones trying to selling you counterfeit goods.

The Romans were perhaps responsible for developing Side into its modern day incarnation as a holiday resort destination. Everywhere you turn in Side you can see Roman ruins which just adds character to this resort, which you wouldn't experience in popular Spanish Mediterranean destinations! The old part of Side is worth exploring with its cobbled stone streets and plenty of shops and stalls. Or why not take a stroll down to the harbour which is now a very cosmopolitan area, with bars and restaurants.

Side has two main beaches either side of the peninsula, one to the east and one to the west. Both beaches are long and big enough you won't feel crowded even at the height of season. The west beach is the more popular one and has hotels along its length. This beach is also very safe as it slopes gently into the shallow warm waters.

Side is considered as a party destination and as such it has many bars and nightclubs which are mainly located in the old part of the town. Side does get very busy in the high season with a mixture of families, couples and groups of party goers so it may be worth considering going out of season if you have young children who may feel overwhelmed by the hordes.

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Night Life :Lively
Best Time To Holiday :Apr - Oct
Transfer Time :1hr 30 mins
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Side Hotels

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Alva Donna Beach Resort Side


A fantastic hotel offering luxurious accommodation and a extensive range of faci...

Angora Otel


Offering value for money and a friendly, relaxed environment, this hotel runs a ...

Aral Hotel


A comfortable family run hotel offering a relaxing atmosphere and situated withi...

Arcanus Resort Side Hotel


This all inclusive resort style hotel enjoys a prime location on the beach, styl...

Aska Costa Hotel


Offering a good range of leisure facilities and a family friendly entertainment ...

Asteria Elita Resort


A first class beach hotel set in beautiful surroundings and offering an extensiv...

Barut Acanthus and Cennet Hotel


Set amid pine trees and well maintained gardens, the hotel has a relaxing pool a...

Barut Arum Hotel


Impressive indoors and out, the hotel offers stylish interiors, entertainment an...

Barut Hemera Resort & Spa Hotel


This beach front All Inclusive resort style hotel offers a good standard of serv...

Begonville Apart Hotel


Small and friendly apartment complex, ideal for relaxing around the pool or at t...

Can Garden Beach Hotel


Set in landscaped gardens, the complex has attractive outdoor sun-bathing and di...

Cats Garden Hotel


Set in large lawned gardens the hotel offers a peaceful and family friendly envi...

Cinar Garden Aparthotel


Family friendly aparthotel, set around the swimming pools with good on-site amen...

Club Golden Beach & Spa


A resort style village offering comfortable accommodation with a great location ...

Club Pacific Hotel


Set in large open gardens, next to its private sandy beach, this all inclusive c...

Crystal Admiral Resort Hotel


A luxurious hotel offering an abundance of onsite facilities which ensure a fun ...

Crystal Sunrise Queen Luxury Resort and Spa


An impressive All inclusive hotel set in lovely gardens right in front of the be...

Defne Star Hotel


This family friendly All Inclusive hotel is located directly on the beach and of...

Diamond Beach Hotel


A fabulous All Inclusive hotel which offers an abundance of facilities as well a...

Dream Paradise Hotel


This appealing hotel offers a good variety of facilities and is well positioned ...

Erika Aparthotel


Offering spacious accommodation and a family friendly environment, the hotel is ...

Gazipasa Star Hotel


Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and lazing around the pool at this family friendly co...

Grand Seker Hotel


This fantastic first class hotel offers a high standard of accommodation and all...

Hanay Suites Hotel


A tidy complex offering spacious accommodation and a family friendly environment...

Hera Beach Hotel


Set in spacious grounds with a large garden and a private stretch of sandy beach...

Hera Park Hotel


Centrally located the hotel has a relaxing Spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pool...

Horus Paradise Luxury Resort Hotel


Set in extensive gardens which lead to the 200 metre private beach, this luxury ...

Kentia Apartments


This self-catering apartment complex has the benefit of indoor and outdoor pools...

Leda Beach Hotel


Enjoying a quiet location, next to the beach, the hotel offers a relaxing family...

Lemas Suite Hotel


Offering spacious accommodation and a convenient location for resort amenities, ...

Melas Holiday Village


Set in large gardens, right in front of the beach, this all inclusive complex of...

Melissa Gardens Apartments


In easy walking distance of the beach, the markets, shops and restaurants, this ...

Nerton Hotel


Family friendly hotel enjoying a central location, directly in front of the beac...

Nova Beach Hotel


Located next to its private beach and just a short walk from the resort centre, ...

Nova Park Hotel


Just 200 metres from the beach, the hotel offers daytime and evening entertainme...

Orfeus Park Hotel


A luxurious hotel which provides a good range of facilities, friendly atmosphere...

Palmiye Hotel


Centrally located, this self-catering complex has an on-site bar and restaurant ...

Papillon Muna Hotel


A popular choice with British tourists looking for a friendly atmosphere and a g...

Park Side Hotel


The perfect base for families looking for a comfortable complex, close to the re...

Safran Aparthotel


This family friendly self-catering complex has the benefit of an on-site restaur...

Sarihan Hotel


Small family friendly hotel is just 300 metres from the beach and has its own sw...

Sayanora Park Hotel


A family friendly complex offering a relaxing environment, ideal for lazy days a...

Seamelia Beach Resort Hotel & Spa


This modern and contemporary styled hotel enjoys a beach front location and bene...

Seher Resort and Spa Hotel


This hotel is popular with those looking for a beautiful location and a good cho...

Semoris Hotel


A relaxing All Inclusive hotel set around the outdoor swimming pool and sun terr...

Sentido Perissia Hotel


The Sentido Perissia Hotel is a luxury hotel offering first class service and fa...

Side Aria Hotel


The hotel offers a relaxing environment with family friendly facilities, a value...

Side Corolla Hotel


Offering value for money and a high standard of service, the hotel is located a ...

Side Forever Apartments


A friendly self-catering complex offering spacious family-sized apartments and a...

Side Kervan Hotel


Conveniently located for the beach and resort amenities, the hotel has its own p...

Side Prenses Hotel


Set in large lawned gardens, the hotel offers a relaxing environment, indoor and...

Side Star Beach Hotel


This all inclusive hotel wraps around the central pool and enjoys open gardens w...

Side Star Elegance Hotel


This all inclusive hotel offers a daytime and evening entertainment programme fo...

Side Star Park Hotel


Offering entertainment and leisure facilities for adults and children, this all ...

Side Star Resort


This hotel overlooks the beach and offers a high standard of comfort and facilit...

Sueno Hotels Beach Side


Enjoying a beach front location and extensive grounds and facilities for all age...

Sun City Apartments


A family friendly complex with spacious apartments and good on-site facilities i...

Sun Club Side Hotel


This all inclusive complex enjoys a central location in easy reach of the beach ...

Sunberk Hotel


Small and friendly apartment complex, ideal for relaxing around the swimming poo...

Sunlight Garden Hotel


Set in pleasant gardens, a short walk from the beach, the complex has a relaxing...

Sunprime Dogan Side Beach Hotel


Enjoying a beach front location and just a short walk from the resort amenities,...

Turquoise Resort Hotel & Spa


Set in large grounds directly facing the beach, this all inclusive hotel has a S...

Ulas Hotel


This small and friendly hotel is set around the outdoor swimming pool and offers...

Voyage Sorgun Hotel


The Voyage Sorgun Hotel boasts a superb beach front location plus an extensive r...

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