Thanks to their own fleet, the Hellenes reached great wealth during the founding of this city.
The Romans, who rose to a world power through slave trade and exploitation, continued to build the cityscape on the foundation walls. The Temple of Apollo and the amphitheater are still among the landmarks of this ancient city.Side, however, was only in the age of the Byzantines to the center of life for everything that had rank and name.The foundation of the Bishop Center initiated this development.
- Side is one of the most beautiful and famous ancient cities in the region
- The beauty and history of this city attracts over 15% of all tourism in Turkey. (Inhabitants: Summer 112,000 / Winter 11,500)
- The scenery of this city offers annually over 450 artists an impressive stage (music, art, culture)
- Since 1966 under protection by UNESCO.