Yesterday’s “Where in the World Wednesday” showed the magnificent Temple of Apollo in Side; the site in which Anthony is thought to have proposed to Cleopatra cum extremely popular spot for lovers from all over the world to get down on one knee. Fans of archaeology also shouldn’t miss a trip to the amazingly well preserved Amphitheatre, which in peak season sometimes plays host to a range of concerts.
Side is a coastal resort roughly 15 km East of Antalya and has become a popular holiday destination, offering picturesque little streets and lovely gardens, along with two stretches of golden sandy beaches and impressive monuments and bustling late bars, perfectly combining a modern day holiday with treasures of history.
Culture vultures with enjoy the Side Festival running from late August to the end of September, where visitors can enjoy world renowned orchestras, musicians and dancers in the awe inspiring setting of ancient Side Theatre and the magnificent Temple of Apollo, all for free!
Two Worlds Apart
Saklikent is one of the only places in the world where you can hit the slopes in the morning and swim in the afternoon sun and surprisingly only takes 65 minutes by car from Antalya, providing the best of both worlds.
If that’s a bit too adventurous and you prefer something a bit closer to home, why not head to the Aquapark Water Planet located around 35 km from the city of Side, to which the park runs a free shuttle bus service.
Food and drink
If you like to know what you’ve spent before even boarding the plane, why not try one of Side’s great selection of all inclusive hotels such as the luxurious Sueno Hotels Beach Side or the great value Side Yesiloz Hotel. For those who prefer to head out and sample the local cuisine, Side also boasts a great assortment of restaurants like Ocakbasi; serving up delicious authentic Turkish dishes.
Champagne or shoestring accommodation?
Shoe string? The Selge Hotel is located in Side, a beautiful holiday resort of Turkey. The hotel equips their rooms with a telephone, private bathroom, satellite TV, air conditioning and a terrace for you to sit, relax and soak up the sun. The Selge Hotel also features a café, restaurant, buffet breakfast, hairdressers, 24 hour reception, safe, shop and swimming pool. Fees apply for the use of some facilities including television, Internet access, safety deposit box and air conditioning.
Champagne? The Port Side Resort hotel is located 60 km from Antalya Airport and 7 km from Side Centre. All rooms are decorated in neo classical style and feature a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, central air conditioning, telephone, satellite LCD TV, safe (locally paid), mini bar and balcony. Rooms are cleaned everyday while towels and linens are changed in 2 days. Guests can enjoy a swim in the outdoor swimming pool, as well as an outdoor children’s pool and there is an indoor swimming pool there are also 2 water slides, table tennis, dart, boccia, beach volley, step, aerobic, fitness hall, water aerobics and various water sports. The hotel also features a shopping mall, cinema, meeting halls, Turkish Bath, sauna, massage, photograph, hairdresser, baby care, entertainment activities throughout the day and night and free wireless internet access at the Lobby.
Congratulations to Tamalyn Roberts who has won this week’s Where in the World Wednesday competition! A £25 alpharooms.com voucher is on its way to you.