Side was founded by Greek settlers from Cyme in Aeolis, a region of western Anatolia. This most likely occurred in the 7th century BC. Its tutelary deity was Athena, whose head adorned its coinage. Dating from the tenth century BC, its coinage bore the head of Athena, the patroness of the city, with a legend. Its people, a piratical horde, quickly forgot their own language to adopt that of the aborigines. Possessing a good harbour for small-craft boats, Side's natural geography made it one of the most important places in Pamphylia and one of the most important trade centres in the region. According to Arrian, when settlers from Cyme came to Side, they could not understand the dialect. After a short while, the influence of this indigenous tongue was so great that the newcomers forgot their native Greek and started using the language of Side. Excavations have revealed several inscriptions written in this language. The inscriptions, dating from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, remain undeciphered, but testify that the local language was still in use several centuries after colonisation. Another object found in the excavations at Side, a basalt column base from the 7th century BC and attributable to the Neo-Hittites, provides further evidence of the site's early history. The name Side may be Anatolian in origin, but it means pomegranate in Greek.[citation needed] Next to no information exists concerning Side under Lydian and Persian sovereignty. Alexander the Great Vespasian Gate Temple of Apollo Alexander the Great occupied Side without a struggle in 333 BC. Alexander left only a single garrison behind to occupy the city. This occupation, in turn, introduced the people of Side to Hellenistic culture, which flourished from the 4th to the 1st century BC. After Alexander's death, Side fell under the control of one of Alexander's generals, Ptolemy I Soter, who declared himself king of Egypt in 305 BC. The Ptolemaic dynasty controlled Side until it was captured by the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC. Yet, despite these occupations, Side managed to preserve some autonomy, grew prosperous, and became an important cultural centre. Walls of the ancient theatre of Side In 190 BC a fleet from the Greek island city-state of Rhodes, supported by Rome and Pergamum, defeated the Seleucid King Antiochus the Great's fleet, which was under the command of the fugitive Carthaginian general Hannibal. The defeat of Hannibal and Antiochus the Great meant that Side freed itself from the overlord-ship of the Seleucid Empire. The Treaty of Apamea (188 BC) forced Antiochus to abandon all European territories and to cede all of Asia Minor north of the Taurus Mountains to Pergamum. However, the dominion of Pergamum only reached de facto as far as Perga, leaving Eastern Pamphylia in a state of uncertain freedom. This led Attalus II Philadelphus to construct a new harbour in the city of Attalia (the present Antalya), although Side already possessed an important harbour of its own. Between 188 and 36 BC Side minted its own money, tetradrachms showing Nike and a laurel wreath (the sign of victory). In the 1st century BC, Side reached a peak when the Cilician pirates established their chief naval base and a centre for their slave-trade. Romans The consul Servilius Vatia defeated these brigands in 78 BC and later the Roman general Pompey in 67 BC, bringing Side under the control of Rome and beginning its second period of ascendancy, when it established and maintained a good working relationship with the Roman Empire.[3] Emperor Augustus reformed the state administration and placed Pamphylia and Side in the Roman province of Galatia in 25 BC, after the short reign of Amyntas of Galatia between 36 and 25 BC. Side began another prosperous period as a commercial centre in Asia Minor through its trade in olive oil. Its population grew to 60,000 inhabitants. This period would last well into the 3rd century AD. Side also established itself as a slave-trading centre in the Mediterranean. Its large commercial fleet engaged in acts of piracy, while wealthy merchants paid for such tributes as public works, monuments, and competitions as well as the games and gladiator fights. Most of the extant ruins at Side date from this period of prosperity. One of the maps (portolani) of Piri Reis, taken from the Kitab-i Bahriye, which Piri produced in several editions, supplementing in 1520, but integrating it into subsequent editions. Side was the home of Eustathius of Antioch, of the philosopher Troilus, of the fifth-century ecclesiastical writer Philip; of the famous lawyer Tribonian.[4] Decline Side began a steady decline from the 4th century on. Even defensive walls could not stop successive invasions of highlanders from the Taurus Mountains. During the 5th and 6th centuries, Side experienced a revival, and became the seat of the Bishopric of Eastern Pamphylia. Arab fleets, nevertheless, raided and burned Side during the 7th century, contributing to its decline. The combination of earthquakes, Christian zealots and Arab raids, left the site abandoned by the 10th century, its citizens having emigrated to nearby Attalia.[3] In the 12th century, Side temporarily established itself once more as a large city. An inscription found on the site of the former ancient city shows a considerable Jewish population in early Byzantine times. However, Side was abandoned again after being sacked. Its population moved to Attalia, and Side became known as Eski Adalia 'Old Antalya' and was buried. A hospital dating back to the 6th century. This portion of the main street in Side is lined with the ruins of homes or shops, many of which feature their original mosaic tile flooring. Ecclesiastical history As capital of the Roman province of Pamphylia Prima, Side was ecclesiastically the metropolitan see. The earliest known bishop was Epidaurus, presiding at the Synod of Ancyra, 314. Others are John, fourth century; Eustathius, 381; Amphilochius, 426-458, who played an important part in the history of the time; Conon, 536; Peter, 553; John, 680-692; Mark, 879; Theodore, 1027-1028; Anthimus, present at the synod held at Constantinople in 1054; John, then counsellor to the Emperor Michael VII Ducas, presided at a council on the worship of images, 1082; Theodosius and his successor Nicetas, twelfth century. John, present at a synod at Constantinople in 1156. The Notitiae Episcopatuum continued to mention Side as a metropolis of Pamphylia until the thirteenth century. It does not appear in the "Notitia" of Andronicus III. In 1397 the diocese was united with that of Attalia; in 1400 the Metropolitan of Perge and Attalia was at the same time the administrator of Side.[5][citation needed] No longer a residential see, Side is today included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[6] Ruins The great ruins are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. During medieval times, the wall and moat were repaired and the promontory houses a wealth of structures. There are colossal ruins of a theatre complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built much like a Roman theatre that relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. The theatre is less well-preserved than the theatre at Aspendos, but it is almost as large, seating 15,000–20,000 people. With time and the shifting of the earth, the scaena wall has collapsed over the stage and the proscenium is in a cataract of loose blocks. It was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during Byzantine times (5th or 6th century).
Cenger is a village in the District of Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey
Local timezone is named Europe / Istanbul with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 9 airports in the vicinity of Çenger, of which 4 are larger airports. The closest airport in Turkey is Gazipaşa Airport in a distance of 46 mi (or 75 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available . There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük in a distance of 95 mi (or 152 km), North-East. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page. Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Manavgat, Guzelbag, Geris, Guzelsu and Akseki. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Colakli is a small town on the coast of the Mediterranean. The town is located about twenty kilometers east of the famous cities of Side and Manavgat. The large Antalya is located about eighty kilometers from the city. By default, visitors to Çolakli land at Antalya Airport. As a city, Çolakli is not very much. There is a small center with a few restaurants, a museum and a few bars. There is also a shopping center. Furthermore, the city consists mainly of a series of hotels located on the long road Cumhuriyet.
Colakli is located right on the Mediterranean Sea in the south of Turkey. The city is located about 80 kilometers east of Antalya and about seventy kilometers west of Alanya. Large cities such as Side and Manavgat are 20 kilometers away. Well-known attractions in the area are the waterfalls of Manavgat at ten kilometers. Another interesting attraction is the cave of Damlatas. In this cave you can see stalagmites and stalactites of about fifteen meters high.
The climate in Colakli is extremely mild. In the summer months the temperature is almost always well above thirty degrees and in the early and late season it is soon back into the twenty degrees. During this period, the sun shines an average of eleven hours a day. Precipitation hardly falls and in August the sea warms up to a pleasant temperature of 26-28 degrees. In the winter months it is a lot colder in Colakli, but fortunately the sun shines on average at least five to six hours a day. Temperatures average between 7-15 degrees in January and 10 and 23 degrees in April. In April, however, the sun shines again for about eight hours a day. Due to the intensity of the spring sun, it is already regular bikini weather.
Colakli - like many Turkish cities - fell under Roman, Seljuk, Ottoman and Byzantine influence in the distant past. In this period Colakli was mostly populated by nomads and traders. Afterwards, more and more people settled in the region and they often started working in the agricultural sector. Tourism first emerged in 1973. During this period, villagers began to sell strips of land along the coast to hoteliers and tourism started in the town. Due to the rise of tourism in Turkey over the past twenty years, the number of hotels on Colakli beach in particular has increased sharply. Nowadays there are a few dozen hotels and expansion is still ongoing. The natural beauty in the area and historical attractions are the main attractions, in addition to the pleasant climate, the good hotels and beautiful sandy beaches.
A must see in the region are the Waterfalls of Manavgat. These wide waterfalls pump water over the large stones all year round with an emergency boat. The panorama spots in particular offer a great view. There are nice gardens with nice seating areas around the falls. In tourist guides these falls are referred to as 'spectacular'. The falls are only ten kilometers from Colakli. The caves of Damlatas are truly spectacular, but are some eighty kilometers away. However, this trip can be combined with a visit to Alanya. In total, the cave is about thirty meters long and is completely full of stalagmites and stalactites. Some are up to 15 meters long. Scientists' estimates show that they are about 15,000 to 20,000 years old. Tips On August 30th there will be fireworks in the city for the 'Victory Day'. Let yourself be pampered in the Keyf Spa & Hammam wellness center. Enjoy the serenity of traditional bathing. When you are completely in a relaxed mood, a massage ensures that all stress disappears from your muscles.
Evrenseki is one of the most charming resort places where you can go on vacation without hesitation. Mostly a beach without stones, very well-groomed streets and corners of the village will give you great pleasure. Evrenseki is considered a moderately quiet place, so you can relax here with your family, parents and loved ones, far from the city noise and a large flow of people. All hotels here are the most modern and many have their own water parks and playgrounds for the entertainment of children. Even young people here in the evenings with their company can go for a walk with their company along the embankment and witness the night beauty of this place. Bright lights will show you this village in a different face. For those wishing to visit the sights of Turkey, it will be easy to find excursions to Evrenseki
 is a village in the District of Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey. With many hotel's and a long beach which end up at the harbor of Side.
Kızılagac, Manavgat is a village in the District of Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey. Distance from Antalya International Airport about 90 km, far from Manavgat District about 12 km.
Kızılot, Manavgat is a village in the District of Manavgat, Antalya Province
Other name that known by every visiter ''Blue Paradise''
This is a village under the Side,Antalya. Sand Beach along thorough to mediterrean about 15 km.
 Distance between with Side 5 km, from to Antalya International Airport about 50 km. 

 How many regions is Side divided into? 
On the west side of Side, along the coast, as Side's main tourism capacity, Kumkoy (5 km to Side), Evrenseki (7 km to Side), Colaklı (9 km to Side) and Gündoğdu (10 to Side) km) There are 4 tourist resorts. 5 km east of Side are Sorgun and Titreyengöl towns. Further east, on the road to Alanya, there are Kızılağaç and Kızılot towns on the coast. With all its towns, Side's touristic bed capacity is approximately 300 thousand people. In other words, the population of Side and its surroundings increases by approximately 300 thousand people in summer.
Orensehir, Manavgat is a village in the District of Manavgat, Antalya Province, Turkey. It was removed from the list due to the burning of the Gundogmus senir district about 350 years ago. When the name of the neighborhood was changed, it became viransenir and then remained as Orensehir
Forest, lake and sea… This trio makes Trembling Lake indescribably beautiful. Golden beaches accompany the lake, and there are extensive accommodation and activity options. Titreyen (trembling) Lake, which takes its name from the wind vibrating waters, is 15 km from Manavgat town center. You can quickly go to the lake by the public minibuses. The lake also hosts many enjoyable events throughout the year.
Titreyen Gol is a lovely place to stay, it is located between Side and Manavgat with plenty of Hotels, an Aqua Park and a couple of shops. Plenty of buses service the route and all hotels are easy to get to.
Forest, lake and sea.. This trio makes Trembling Lake indescribably beautiful. Golden beaches accompany the lake, and there are extensive accommodation and activity options. Titreyen (trembling) Lake, which takes its name from the wind vibrating waters, is 15 km from Manavgat town center. You can quickly go to the lake by the public minibuses. The lake also hosts many enjoyable events throughout the year. Titreyen Gol is a lovely place to stay, it is located between Side and Manavgat with plenty of Hotels, an Aqua Park and a couple of shops. Plenty of buses service the route and all hotels are easy to get to.
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