"Sun, Sea, Sand and Side" Top 5 Page for this destination Side by sandysmith

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Sweeping sandy beaches that shelve gently into the warm water, historical ruins virtually on your doorstep, friendly people and great cuisine. No wonder Side is my most favourite Turkish resort. You don't have to wander too far before you discover the theatre and temples ruins on the headland of Side.

A return visit to Side in April 2009 found Side much changed.
Busier, more touristic, had lost its village feel, not as free and easy when waiters constantly ask if you want to come in for a drink or a meal at their restaurant - not necessary when on an all-inclusive deal. We were glad the hotel was so good, this time around it was more of a relaxing hotel based holiday with a couple of sojourns out for exploring the surrounding area.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:beach, history, food, friendly people
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:great holiday destination
  • Intro Updated Jun 26, 2009
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  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2007 at 4:01 PM

    Ok,ok...who has the toilet fetish? I do like an open air loo myself. Nice side trip, Sandy. ;)

  • amesian's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2005 at 2:53 AM

    i was going to visit Side this summer but i went to Olympos,instead.But after visiting your pages i am determined to visit it this summer,i hope;) regards from Turkey

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2005 at 10:37 AM

    Hi! Side is a nice place to have holidays, even in october! Was nice to read your tips after just coming back from Side. Cheers!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 12:43 PM

    Wonderful page Sandy! Side looks great! Beautiful photos of the historical ruins! I can imagine why you like this place so much! :-)

  • lyncol's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2004 at 12:51 AM

    I have recently returned from Side and my beautiful Why Not Bar has gone it is now just a great pile of rubble. How sad it was a lovely place to sit with an Efes.

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 12:46 AM

    It sounds like Side is a nice place for holiday. Great tips and photos!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2003 at 5:24 PM

    i used to work in side as a tour guide. your page brings back nice memories.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2003 at 2:39 PM

    I was just there last month. A great party town to say the least. It also has wonderful beaches and I enjoyed the old ruins. Great page.

  • allaboutnice's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2003 at 1:40 AM

    I want to go to Turkey now - especially Side - good photos and tips

  • ania70pl's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2003 at 12:12 AM

    Side is my favourite holiday spot in Turkey. Thanks for good memories.


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