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One week in Turkey, Side

  1. Day 1 - 2: Turkey, Side*
  2. Day 3: Turkey, Manavgat
  3. Day 4: Turkey, Jeep Safari in mountains
  4. Day 5: Turkey, Boat tour Manavgat
  5. Day 6: Turkey, Back to Side ruins
  6. Day 7: Turkey, Alanya

Planning our one week tour in Turkey, Side:

We have already been down in Turkey earlier, maybe you have read my travel report from Turkey and Cappadocia? ../travel-europe-turkey-cappadocia/turkey-antalya.html

One day on that round trip we visited the city Side at the western coast of Turkey, just ten minutes, but in that short time we see a lot of exiting old ruins. We thought, this is a place we must visit later. And now in 2014 we have planed a new week down in Turkey and Side. This time we do not go through an organized bus tour, but we plan all trips ourselves and what we shall see. The excursions are not really as planned, only that we will see the ruins of Side, the others we take as we feel when we are on the spot.

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One week in Turkey, Side, part 1:


Side:

Even this time we fly with the Turkey agency Detur.

One week travel in Turkey, Side

From Arlanda in Sweden to Antalya in Turkey.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

After we had landed successfully at the airport in Antalya we took the Detur bus transfer to Side. Maybe it took one hour, it's not far away but the bus stopped at a lot of hotels on the way.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

After we had installed us in the hotel room we went out on the balcony. This is our view, a Mosque, we now really feel that we are in Turkey!


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

It was late and we was hungry, we took an evening walk and find a restaurant not far away. When we sat here there was a traffic accident in the. As we sat here and ate it happened a traffic accident in the roundabout just outside. A motorcyclist was hit by a car. No serious injuries but we felt some concern about how this week would end.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Back to our hotel.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Even the cats in Side like me, and they were many!


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One week travel in Turkey, Side

The hotel is just 20 minutes walk from the old town of Side. We started our walked in direction to the beach. After 5 minutes walk we found our first ruin.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

We think this is what make all people go to Side, sun and bath. But not we, we want to see the old culture.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

There are traces of old cultures everywhere.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

This one was not old.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Vespasian Gate. This gate led to the center of Side in Romans time, here we are on the center side.


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One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Now we are inside the ancient Greek Amphitheatre of Side, this is the stage.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

The theatre could take up to 15000 people.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

The theatre is very well preserved, here all the people walk by on the way up to the theatre.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


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One week travel in Turkey, Side

Can you imaging how many hours that must have been spent just to make this sculpture?


One week travel in Turkey, Side

After the exiting visit at the ancient theatre we walk down to the old center of Side.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

At the end we found this harbor, on an old map we could see that this port has been used for several centuries.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Just south of the harbor we found another ancient building. It's The Greek Temple of Apollo. Did you know that Anthony and Cleopatra met here?


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One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Time for lunch, south of the temple there are a lot of restaurants along the coast.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Beautiful view over the Mediterranean Sea, we like this place so much that we come back in the evening for a dinner.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

After we had studied the map we know there are ruins everywhere in this town.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

We are know at the southeastern gate that take us out of old town.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

The Basilica with an older wall behind, in front of the building it has been a market place.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

It's amazing, you could just walk around this ancient ruins and buildings.


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One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Here we are at the backside of the Greek Ancient Theatre.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Ruins of houses, or maybe palace, because it must have been the rich people who lived here.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

The Greek was here first, this is maybe ruins from the Romans that came after.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


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One week travel in Turkey, Side

Main road through the ruins of the ancient city.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Eastern City Wall.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


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One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Monumental Fountain, Nymphaeum. From this fountain it flow a lot of water, you see the three water outcasters. Later you should see the aqueducts that led the water to town.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

This is parts of the fountain, they are working to restore it, it's like a big puzzle.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

All these stones have to be find out were to place in this big puzzle.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

On the way back to the hotel, we are tired after this long day of walk.


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One week travel in Turkey, Side

Now it's time to find a restaurant for dinner.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


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One week travel in Turkey, Side

We decided to walk back to the restaurant where we had our lunch.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Temple of Apollo.


One week travel in Turkey, Side

Pirate ships are popular here too, we had already seen them on our earlier visit to Turkey.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


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One week travel in Turkey, Side

Moonshine over the ruins.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side


One week travel in Turkey, Side

A a base from a pillar, in this carvings we think they pour some rubber like stuff. That prevented the pillars to fall down under an earthquake, it's like a shock absorber. They were clever at that time to figure out practical things, great engineers.


One week travel in Turkey, Side


To the second part of our travel in Turkey, Manavgat

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