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Ancient City in Side - Antalya

Side, which was the most important port city of Pamphylia in ancient times, was founded on a 350-400 m wide peninsula which is 80 km east of Antalya and 7 km southwest of Manavgat.

In Side, VII. century has become a settlement center. VI. century with all the Pamphylia under the dominance of the Lydian Kingdom, the Lydian Kingdom after the fall of 547 / 46'da came under the rule of the Persians. In this period, the city, which has protected its freedom to some extent, minted coins in its name. Side, which opened its doors to the King of Macedonia without any resistance during the campaign of Alexander the Great in Anatolia (334 BC), became one of the major coin-printing centers founded by Alexander. After Alexander's death, Side changed constantly between the Hellenistic kingdoms. century, first Ptolemy, 215-189 BCE under the rule of Seleucus. The city had the most friendly relations with Antiokhos III, provided the support of the kingdoms of Pergamum and Rhodes of the Syrian Kingdom, and in the war against the Romans, Side was next to the Seleucids. At the end of this war, the Seleucids were defeated. According to the peace of Apameia in 188 BC, Pamphylia and in the meantime were given to the Kingdom of Pergamum. However, after a while, Side regained its independence and experienced one of the most brilliant periods in history.

The fact that Antiochus VII, who was called “Sidetes arı after the Syrian throne in 138 BC, was sent to Side to study in his youth, is an indication of how important the city is in the Eastern Mediterranean. This bright period of the city did not last long. Piracy, which started in Pisidia and mountainous Cilicia regions in the 1st century BC, jumped to Pamphylia and therefore to Side, and the Sidelites who could not cope with the pirates had to open their ports and markets to them. Finally, in 78 BC, when the Roman consul Publius Servilius cleared the area from pirates, Side was connected to the Roman Empire like other cities of Pamphylia. After 25 BC, Augustus turned Pamphylia into a state run by an officer directly under him. After this date, Side is a city of the province of Rome. MS II. and III. century, living in a bright period of Side, IV. century in the appearance of a poor Christian city. V. and VI. The city was the capital of the Eastern Pamphylia metropolis. IX. The Byzantine Emperor Constantinos Porphyrogennetos (913-959) mentioned the city, which was weakened by Arab invasions in the 8th and 15th centuries, as a orsan home of pirates inde in his work “De Thematibus’. The Arab geographer Idrisi (towards 1150) calls Side “Yanık Antalya, and reports that the inhabitants were settled in Antalya Yeni Antalya iki which is two days away.

On the ruins of the ancient city of Side known as trade and port city XX. Selimiye Village was established by Cretan immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century. Built on a peninsula, Side stretches along a monumental street starting from the main gate of the city as in other Pamphylia cities. The main street, starting from the “Great Gate aki in the northeast, proceeds along the peninsula in a straight line with the exception of the curvature in front of the Theater and ends with a large square near the temples. The second largest street of the city extends from the Kapı Great Gate ine to the south of the city. Both streets are colonnaded, there are columned porticos with corinthian capitals on both sides and a row of shops behind them.

Side Antique City Visiting Hours Summer Period: 08: 30-19: 30 (15 April-2 October)

Side Antique City Visiting Hours Winter Period: 08: 30-17: 30 (3 October-14 April)

Side Antique City Holidays: Can be visited every day.

Side Ancient City Entrance Fee: Free

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