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Property and local area description
Exclusive, very spacious duplex apartment
The duplex apartment with an integral staircase occupies the first and second floor position. It was built by Mecitoglu Homes and completed in 2006 to a high standard.
The lounge /dining/kitchen area is open plan with all the usual modern conveniences including satellite TV. The style is a modern design that should suit most tastes, with state of the art air conditioning units to keep it cool inside.
The apartment is very clean and comfortable and tastefully decorated throughout. There is air conditioning in all 4 main rooms. Both the upper and lower floors benefit from a main balcony out front and a smaller balcony behind. There is a table and chairs on the front lower balcony so that meals can be enjoyed outside.
There is a huge bathroom/shower on each floor, the upper bathroom has the benefit of a Jacuzzi as well.
All of the windows/patio doors are double glazed with shutters in order to provide optimal temperature control.
Everything you need for self catering is provided.
The apartment is one of only 8 apartments in a quiet and beautifully landscaped complex. There is a large private pool and sun area for the use of residents only. Relax in the quiet environment.
The complex is situated in walking distance from beaches,bars, restaurants, shops, Side antique city center, bus station,...
Side and surroundings
The Mediterranean Coast region
Turkey's Mediterranean shore, called the Turquoise Coast, is nearly 1600 km (994 miles) long, scattered with fine-sand beaches and sprinkled abundantly with classical cities turned to picturesque ruins.
The Turquoise Coast is the first place to think of when you're considering a seaside vacation in Turkey. It has more and better beaches and resorts than does the Aegean coast, and warmer, saltier water than the Black Sea coast.
The Taurus Mountains form a dramatic backdrop along much of the coast, often dropping steeply right into the sea, but in some places rivers have washed down enough sediment over the ages to form beaches backed by fertile alluvial plains good for growing cotton, vegetables, and even tropical fruits like bananas.
The old town of Side is a joy with the ancient roman ruins mixed in between bars, restaurants and shops. The main area of the town is pedestrianised and it's a wonderful place to visit in the early evening to window shop, buy some bargains, have a drink or grab a bite to eat. It has a great atmosphere but it can get busy in the height of the season.
The ruins of the ancient city mingle with the new, and despite its development as a resort, it retains its own very special atmosphere and charm. Its impressive second century theatre, supported by arched vaults, offers fine views towards the sea and you can still see the remains of an ancient street lined with pillars and arcades and the market place where slaves were once sold. Nearby the Agora Baths Museum contains a beautifully restored fifth century bath house and some interesting statues and artefacts
The beach of course is one of Side' main attractions, and it is hard to rival the quality of the sand or the length of the beach, with plenty of space to sunbathe even in high season.
The beaches are situated to the east and west of the old town - to the west is the main hotel area so the beaches are busier with more activities. To the east the beach is undeveloped and much quieter - wander amongst the sand dunes and be surprised by ancient ruins.
Lovers of history will love the opportunity to just wander around in Side, but to understand the history of the place a guided tour helps to get a sense of perspective. They should also take the opportunity to visit Perge another wonderful ancient site, where St Paul preached his first sermon, or Termessos an old fortress city high in the hills. As an alternative to history take a day trip on the Manavgat River, visit the pretty village of Manavgat and the famous waterfalls. With such a fantastic beach area there is a wide selection of water sports available to suit all age groups.
There is no shortage of places to go after sundown and many bars stay open until late. Set in a little side street, Café Dreams serves cocktails, wines and spirits in comfortable, relaxing surroundings with live music most nights. The atmosphere and good music of Stones near the temple of Apollo makes it popular with the British, while the Temple next door is frequented by Turkish and British alike. The resort's two night clubs are Lighthouse, by the harbor, and Oxyd on the edge of town - a large open air venue with a laser show and swimming pool.
An excursion to Kursunlu waterfalls makes a refreshing change from the heat of the beach, and the Manavgat waterfalls and river are close by and well worth a visit.