History of Side
Side was not only the most important harbour of Pamphylia in ancient times, but also of the entire Mediterranean region. Established on a peninsula, its magnificent theater, agora (market area), monumental fountain, and the remains of baths used today as a museum, parts of city walls and the colonnaded street are still quite well preserved. Located at the southeastern end of the peninsula, the Apollon Temple was restored by clearing up the surrounding area and by raising a few of its columns. Today, this site hosts many significant cultural events.