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Days On The Beach in Side
Quick Facts About Side - pronounced See-Day -
Why Side and not Antalya -

Don't stay in Antalya - it's a busy, noisy city with much traffic and a horrible sharp shingle beach, no sand; in fact, the last time I swam at Antalya's Konyaalti Beach, both my feet were bleeding badly from that sharp shingle. Side, a 50-minute drive from Antalya Airport, would be a much better option - and if you need an airport transfer, send me a private message for my driver who charges £9 per person each way including free Wi-Fi and FREE soft drinks on the door-to-door journey.


Photos of Side ... https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf...tAhWls4sKHbh4Cm4Q7Al6BAgCECY&biw=1280&bih=689

Side has the longest promenade in the Mediterannean, the second longest sandy beach in Turkey, and Side is home to the Apollo Temple which is where Anthony and Cleopatra fell in love; nowadays there are a lot of weddings held at sunset by the Temple because that's the time of day that the sun beams through the Temple's pillars; it makes for a good photo-shoot. If you haven't been to Turkey, do try and visit Side. It's a magical place and even now - in December - the weather is fantastic and I go swimming almost every day. The sea is warmer than the swimming pools!

There are a lot of day trips from Side; my favourite 2 are the White Water Rafting and the 3 days/2 nights to Capadoccia ... see here ... https://www.sidedailytours.com/

For accommodation, there are 3 x hotels I can recommend - - all are very inexpensive and all are central -

(1) Antonios Motel is an olde worlde 12-bedroom b and b in the heart of Old Town Side. It's by shops, bars and restaurants yet it's quiet as it's set back off the main streets of Old Town. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...ide_Manavgat_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html

(2) The Golden Star Hotel is right on the best part of the beach, the rooms are large, there's a swimming pool, all the waiters speak English and there are over 100 items on its menu. It's a 20-minute walk along the coastal path/ promenade into Old Town Side. https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...ide_Manavgat_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html

(3) Side Miami Beach Hotel is a 3-star hotel that is All Inclusive yet about the same price as the b and bs in Side. It's a 3-minute walk to the beach and a 15-minute walk to Old Town - - https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel...ide_Manavgat_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html - -

OR if you prefer upmarket 5-star All Inclusive hotels right on the beach in Side, see (1) Crystal Sunrise Queen Hotel https://www.crystalhotels.com.tr/en-US/pages/otellerimiz/crystal-sunrise-queen-luxury (2) Paloma Perissia Hotel https://www.palomahotels.com/en/hotels/paloma-perissia

COMPLETE WEATHER LİSTİNG FOR SİDE AND ANTALYA AREAS - MONTH BY MONTH -

JANUARY
Day-time temperature - 14 degrees
Night-time temperature - 6 degrees
Sunshine hours - 5
Rainy days - 12
Water temperature - 16

FEBRUARY
Day-time temperature - 15 degrees
Night-time temperature - 6 degrees
Sunshine hours - 6
Rainy days - 10
Water temperature - 16

MARCH
Day-time temperature - 18 degrees
Night-time temperature - 8 degrees
Sunshine hours - 7
Rainy days - 9
Water temperature - 16

APRIL
Day-time temperature - 21 degrees
Night-time temperature - 11 degrees
Sunshine hours - 8
Rainy days - 7
Water temperature - 17

MAY
Day-time temperature - 25 degrees
Night-time temperature - 14 degrees
Sunshine hours - 10
Rainy days - 5
Water temperature - 20

JUNE
Day-time temperature - 30 degrees
Night-time temperature - 19 degrees
Sunshine hours - 11
Rainy days - 3
Water temperature - 23

JULY
Day-time temperature - 33 degrees
Night-time temperature - 22 degrees
Sunshine hours - 12
Rainy days - 1
Water temperature - 25

AUGUST
Day-time temperature - 33 degrees
Night-time temperature - 22 degrees
Sunshine hours - 11
Rainy days - 1
Water temperature - 27

SEPTEMBER
=Day-time temperature - 31 degrees
Night-time temperature - 19 degrees
Sunshine hours - 10
Rainy days - 2
Water temperature - 26

OCTOBER
Day-time temperature - 26 degrees
Night-time temperature - 14 degrees
Sunshine hours - 8
Rainy days - 5
Water temperature - 23

NOVEMBER
Day-time temperature - 21 degrees
Night-time temperature - 11 degrees
Sunshine hours - 6
Rainy days - 7
Water temperature - 20

DECEMBER
Day-time temperature - 16 degrees
Night-time temperature - 7 degrees
Sunshine hours - 5
Rainy days - 11
Water temperature - 18

If any of you do come to Side, get in contact with me and I will come to meet you. I am 70 years young, although I am originally from England, I lived in Washington for 10 years and I now have Dual Nationality and 2 x passports - USA and UK. I also lived in South Africa for one year - I only worked there for 2 weeks as I had so many friends to see... then I travelled the world for one year; I've been to 135 countries; finally deciding to settle in Turkey; I have lived in Side, Southern Turkey, for 14 years... and I still love it here.

:humble: x ANGELA x :5: :rockon:
 

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Quick Facts About Side - pronounced See-Day -
Blimey Angela..Well Done..>!

A brief blurb about the river of Manavgat and the Golf Courses nearby in Belek would not be amiss...

I have had wonderful times day and night in Side for many years, including riding horses and camels through the dunes near the temple... but I shall always prefer the quaint esoteric antiquity of Antalya's old town, harbour, cliff face plunges, subterranean springs, and indeed Konyalti, both beach and cliffs...
 

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