Side was named after the word meaning “Punica” in Anatolia. It is considered to be built in BC 7th century. The people used a language special to this city.
Although the indicated language has not been revealed yet, it is coming from Indian-European language family. It has become one of the most important trading centers of the region because of its harbor.
During that period, people of Side, believed the Gods such as Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, Apollo and Demeter. In Side, there are places you can visit with globally known historical and natural beauties, which fascinate the visitors by their uniquely charming architecture: Side Ancient City, Temple of Apollo, Ancient Theatre, Side Museum.