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While the real god of sun is Helios, the blond and very handsome Apollo, the son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Artemis has been identified with the sun in Roman period. Temple of Apollo, a Roman Period work of art dating back to 150 A.D… The corinthian column headings are quite giant structures. Apollo gives credit to its name not only with history and size but also the light that it scatters to the environment. Despite the size of the majestic temple, you can breathe the gorgeous smell of the sea any time during your discovery.
Side Ancient City is not only one of the significant ancient cities of Side but also the region and even Turkey’s… The history of the city, which dates back to B.C. 7th century, coincides with the Roman period as being a seaport. The region resembles a kind of open-air museum due to the room structures, columns, agora and its theatre. Side Theatre has the capacity of about 15.000 people and it is an unsupported example of a theatre bearing the features of Roman period… Right across the Side Theatre, there is Side Museum which had been established on a restored bath complex and where the artworks extracted from the surrounding excavations are exhibited.
Many local flavors are available in the city and the places where you can taste these flavors are waiting for you! The abundance of olive oil dish and vegetable in Side cuisine. Herb roasted dish is one of the recommended ones… Apart from these, you must definitely taste the local flavors such as eggplant jam, laba and hibes. Side is exactly a paradise if you like eating fish!
Lake Titreyen must be visited if you’re in Side. Its name comes from its wavy condition due to the wind. Of course, this lake has its own story. Once upon a time, an old man is spending his time feeding the ducks floating in this lake. One day, the hunters, who arrives in this lake to hunt, shoot couple of ducks, and the hunters push the old man into the lake when he tries to stop them. The surviving ducks make hunters frightened and escape by creating a giant movement in the lake while the hunters are trying to collect the dead ducks. As the history would have it, the lake is said to wave and tremble since then because of the sorrow.
Koprulu Canyon is one of the most significant natural parks of Antalya passing through Koprulu Cay and also one of the world famous rafting areas. Koprulu Canyon, the longest canyon of our country protecting its natural structure, is named after the bridge overpassing Koprucay stream. Koprucay Stream constitutes the special tissue of national park. Mediterranean vegetation cover, maquis, long pine trees and forestry areas fascinate the visitors.
The places where experience and beauty can live together