Side Museum, Side

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Explore some of the most notable ruins of an ancient town in Asia Minor at Side Museum. A complex of Roman baths, with pools and mosaics dating from the 5th and 6th centuries CE, houses the museum's collection. The exhibits include sun dials, portraits and busts, sarcophagi and steles, weapon embossing work, columns, pedestals, and capitals from Roman, Hellenistic, and Byzantine periods. Look for the Roman copies of Greek statues of Heracles, Hermes, Athena, Apollo, the Three Graces, and Nike. The late Hittite period is represented by several basalt craters. Professor Arif Müfid Mansel discovered most of the artifacts in excavations during 1947-1967. To visit Side Museum and other attractions in Manavgat, use our Manavgat itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    a fantastic little museum however information about the artefacts is limited and could do with more explainations  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The Museum's wonderful air conditioning is perfect ... the input price see navigate ... lies in the date.
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  • August 16, 2017
    the museum is a Roman bath house and an interesting building in itself it is full of statues and objects retrieved from the local area  more »
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  • Small but very interesting museum. Must see in Side!
  • A lovely museeum. We enter here everytime we come to Side. Calms you down and feels very good to see everything they have collected. Well worth a visit.
  • Great museum, very friendly and informative, definitely worth a visit!
  • Very beautiful historical antique
  • Must see

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Where to stay in Manavgat

Despite being a prime tourist destination because of its neighboring waterfalls, the town of Manavgat offers little in the way of accommodations. Instead, consider the coastal town of Side, just 2 km (1.24 mi) southwest of Manavgat. Here you'll find many options, including four-star resorts and mid-range hotels along the sandy beaches. The cape is home to more budget-friendly options--a handful of hostels and guesthouses. Stick to the cape to be within walking distance of restaurants, while not being too far from Manavgat. The waterfalls sit directly north of Manavgat, so allow for a little more travel time if you stay in Side.
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