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The small and charming town of Side is washed by the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and demonstrates an impeccable combination of history, vibrant nightlife, rich culture and unspoiled nature. In fact, the city is a pole of attraction for thousands of visitors every year who wish to enjoy its flawless cosmopolitan atmosphere and to explore the city’s main sites. If you are looking for a way to combine all, Side City Tour gives you the opportunity to visit the main points of interest and to understand why the city is so popular.
This full day tour is available on a daily basis, except from Mondays and Thursdays, during the morning. A bus, with full air conditioning system and comfortable seats, will pick you up from your place of accommodation in Side. In order to enjoy the most of this excursion, a professional English speaking guide will be there to offer you interesting descriptions about each site.
At first, the bus stops at the beautiful Manavgat waterfall for a 30-minute visit. This natural wonder is particularly known for its enormous size and the emerald waters splashing into the pool. As you enter the site, get ready to enjoy the tranquillity of the location and snap some stunning photos. Relax and set your mind free to enjoy the rest of the tour.
Your exploration in Side continues with a visit at the ancient city of Seleukia. Dating back at 4th century BC, this city is found on a hill allowing greater protection to the ancient settlement. Among the ruins, you can observe the ancient agora, a preserved Byzantine church and a temple dedicated to Apollo.
After spending some time there, you will visit a village so that you can interact with the locals and observe their lifestyle. At the village, you can purchase some nice souvenirs before going for lunch at a local restaurant.
According to the schedule, the last stop of Side city tour, takes place at the Merkez Kullye Mosque, at Manavgat. What makes this mosque special is its beautiful interior and architectural design. A large carved dome tops the building, while the interior is characterized by majestic oriental decoration with upgraded aesthetics. The tour guide will explain everything you need to know about this mosque and answer all the questions you might have.
By the end of the last stop at the mosque, the bus will drive you back to Side. This exciting and interesting full day excursion finishes during the afternoon. With a sense of sweet tiredness from this exploration you will arrive back to your hotel full of great memories.
Explore some of Side’s most interesting sites with an excursion that combines fun and excitement. Side City Tour gives you the opportunity to visit some spots of impeccable natural beauty, an authentic village of the countryside, an archaeological site and one of the country’s most beautiful mosques. Admire the beauty of the city and unfold its history by joining this full day excursion.
Pick up: On the day of the tour, during the morning, a fully air conditioned and modern bus will collect you from your place of accommodation in Side.
Professional guide: This tour is fully guided experience. A professional and experienced tour guide will welcome you in the bus and accompany you for the whole excursion. The English speaking guide will answer your questions and assist you in case you need.
Manavgat waterfall: The first stop takes place at the waterfall of Manavgat. This location has a flawless relaxing atmosphere full of sounds from nature. The emerald colour of the water and the size of the waterfall itself will take your breath away. The stop is approximately 30 minutes, during which you can snap some photos, walk around and explore the setting, or relax in a quiet spot.
Seleukia: The ancient city of Seleukia is your next destination. It was constructed during the 4th century BC on a high hill, enabling you to enjoy some nice views. Among other ruins, you can observe the ancient agora, the temple of Apollo and a Byzantine church. Feel free to ask the guide anything you would like to know about the history and the importance of this settlement.
Lunch: Your next stop takes place at a small and picturesque village. This is a great opportunity to interact with the locals and observe their everyday life. In this village you may also find small stalls and shops selling various local delicacies and souvenirs. A lunch break will also take place at a local restaurant there.
Merkez Kullye Mosque: The last stop of the Side city tour takes you to visit one of the most beautiful mosques of the country. The Merkez Kullye mosque is particularly known for its large carved dome. The interior is also an excellent example of oriental design with colourful patterns. As you walk around, the tour guide will explain interesting facts about this mosque and its importance.
Return: The excursion finishes during the afternoon when the bus drops you off at the place of your accommodation in Side.