Side is a small town situated about 75 kilometers from Antalya and one of the most boisterous resorts in the South of Turkey. The flora is not so rich here as in Kemer or Belek but it is more affluent than in Alanya. Side is a museum city situated under the open sky. It is one of the main archeological zones in Turkey carefully protected by the government.
Nice sandy beaches can be found to the West from Side, but there are many hotels there and so they are usually crowded. The beaches in the Eastern part of the resort are visited by fewer tourists and so not so noisy and more pleasing.