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Opening of Side Ancient sites

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Opening of Side Ancient sites

We are planning a holiday in Side next summer. However, our friend visited there this autumn and says, that most of the ancient sites, like the theatre and Apollon Temple were closed or partly closed due to renovation. Can anyone tell what the situation is and how does it look like for summer 2014? Will there still be major renovations going on and no access or limited access to the ancient sites?

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1. Re: Opening of Side Ancient sites

The amphitheatre seems to be constantly under re-furbishment but is still always open to the public and costs 10 TL to get in. In August and September you can even see concerts there for FREE - thank you mayor of Side!

The Apollo Temple costs 5 TL to enter but you can see it almost as well from outside the fencing which is see-through. That is also constantly being upgraded but is still open to the public.

Perge is also worth visiting and is about 45 minutes away - it is where St Paul gave his first ever sermon and is full of history and Roman ruins there. There are day trips to Perge and Aspendos Amphitheatre too from Side.

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