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Side City Tour from Manavgat

The azure waters of the Mediterranean gently lap against the charming town of Side, a locale where history and modern vibrancy meet amidst a backdrop of cultural richness and natural beauty. Indeed, this city draws in myriad visitors annually, eager to delve into its global cultural tapestry and prominent sights. Opting for a Side City Tour from Manavgat presents an ideal opportunity to discover the key highlights of this beloved destination and understand its widespread appeal.

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Explore Side City and its Ancient Ruins

Embark on a captivating day-long excursion that operates daily each morning, with a comfortable, fully air-conditioned bus awaiting to pick you up from your hotel in Manavgat. Enjoy the luxury of plush seating and the company of an English-speaking guide, who will enrich your journey with detailed insights about every site visited, enhancing your experience.

The tour kicks off with a brief 30-minute visit to the breathtaking Manavgat waterfall, renowned for its impressive scale and the serene green waters that cascade into the pool below. This stop offers a perfect opportunity for photography and relaxation, setting a tranquil tone for the day. As the journey progresses, delve into the history of Side by exploring Seleukia (Lybre), a historical gem dating back to the 4th century BC. Nestled atop a hill, its strategic location offered it protection over the centuries.

Explore the Grandeur of Manavgat

Venture through the ancient ruins where you can marvel at the remnants of the historic agora, a Byzantine church, and the temple of Apollo, immersing yourself in the rich past of the area. Following this historical exploration, the tour takes you to a local village. Here, you can interact with the villagers, gaining insight into their daily lives, and have the opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs. A local restaurant will host you for lunch before continuing to the tour’s final highlight.

The Side City Tour from Manavgat concludes at the Merkez Kullye Mosque, a marvel of architecture known for its stunning design both inside and out. The mosque is crowned with an intricately carved dome, while the interior showcases a blend of grand eastern artistry, modernized for contemporary appeal. Your guide stands ready to satisfy your curiosity about the mosque, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of its significance.

Following the mosque visit, the bus will transport you back to Manavgat, marking the end of an enriching and exhilarating full-day tour. You’ll return to your accommodation by late afternoon, carrying a collection of precious memories and a sense of fulfillment from your adventures.

How much does Side City Tour from Manavgat cost?

Side City Tour from Manavgat costs (price) 28 € for adults, 18 € for children 6 between 12 years old and children under 6 years old are free.

Manavgat Hotels – 08:50

Includes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • English Guiding
  • Entry Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Insurance

Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks

“Please note that we have no hidden costs”

What do you need to bring with you?

Sun Cream, Sunglasses, Camera, Comfortable Shoes, Comfortable Clothing.

Description of Side City Tour from Manavgat

In-Side City Tour from Manavgat, Turkey, founded in the 7th century BC by the ancient Greeks, Side is a historic city located on the Turkish coast. This city was known for its large port and served as an important hub for trade and culture. Additionally, it was a market place for the sale of enslaved individuals. However, in the eighth century, it suffered destruction at the hands of Arab forces. Over time, on top of its ruins, a small fishing village named Selimiye emerged.

Today, this village has evolved into a prominent tourist attraction with upgraded infrastructure. Visitors can explore numerous archaeological sites that have withstood the test of time. Among these are the temples dedicated to Apollo and Athena, the Vespassina fountain, an ancient amphitheater, the state and market square (agora), as well as remains of baths, hospitals, and streets adorned with columns, showcasing the city’s rich historical legacy.

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Pick-up

An early morning departure from your hotel in Manavgat is arranged, where you’ll board a modern, air-conditioned coach for the day’s adventures.

Tour guide

Throughout the excursion, you will enjoy the company of a professional tour guide who meets you on the coach. With extensive knowledge and experience, the guide will accompany you for the duration of the trip, providing answers to your questions and assistance as needed. The guide is fluent in English, ensuring clear communication.

Manavgat waterfall

The journey begins with a visit to the Manavgat Waterfall, a serene spot that enchants with its natural sounds and scenic beauty. The waterfall’s impressive cascade and emerald waters are breathtaking. You’ll have about 30 minutes here to capture photos, explore the surroundings, or simply relax in the tranquil environment.

Seleukia

Next, you’ll explore Seleukia, an ancient city perched atop a hill and dating back to the fourth century BC. The site offers stunning views and a glimpse into the past with its remnants of an agora, the temple of Apollo, and a Byzantine church. Feel free to inquire about the history and significance of these ruins with your guide.

Lunch

The tour continues to a quaint village, presenting a unique opportunity to engage with local residents and observe their daily routines. You’ll find small shops and stalls offering local delicacies and souvenirs. A lunch break is scheduled at a village restaurant, where you can sample regional cuisine.

Merkez Kulliye Mosque

The final stop is the Merkez Kulliye Mosque, known for its architectural beauty and one of the country’s most magnificent mosques. Its large dome is intricately detailed, and the interior boasts vibrant designs. During the visit, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the mosque’s importance and features.

Return back

In the late afternoon, the bus will return you to your hotel in Manavgat, marking the end of your excursion.

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Questions & Answers

What are the main attractions of Side City Tour from Manavgat?

Side is an ancient city in Turkey with well-preserved ruins, including a Roman amphitheater, a temple of Apollo, and the “Arch of Hadrian.” The city also has beautiful beaches, a small museum showcasing ancient artifacts, an ancient harbor, and the nearby Manavgat Waterfall. It is a popular destination for history enthusiasts, beach-goers, and those interested in Turkey’s cultural heritage.

Where can I book the Side City Tour from Manavgat?

Our website Joinexcursions.com allows you to book Side City Tour from Manavgat online. The online booking form is very easy to use!

When does the Side City Tour from Manavgat begin?

The Side City Tour from Manavgat begins at 09:00 and concludes at 16:00. This excursion will last 7 hours.

How much is Side City Tour from Manavgat?

The Side City Tour from Manavgat costs 28 € for adults, 18 € for children aged 6 to 12, and children under 6 years old are free.

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Anisa Foley
Anisa Foley

Fabulous trip! Completely worth it. We did everything as expressed within the the site. Airconditioned and cozy minibus. Sufficient time to spend at each area. I could say it was extraordinary and felt like an eastern fairylate!

Victor Stephenson
Victor Stephenson

I would surely advice this visit to anybody who feels like learning more about this region, learn more around the history and spend some time in a serene stop observing the falls. 10 / 10 !!!