In Manavgat Aspendos Side tour from Alanya, you will visit three ancient towns. One is famous for its emerald river and waterfall. The other two are famous for belonging to several empires at different times, traces of ancient history can be seen everywhere in their streets. Manavgat is famous for its huge 40m wide waterfall. It is situated on the full-flowing Manavgat River with the same name, which connects the Taurus Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea.
Aspendos is a city famous for its giant ancient amphitheater with a seating capacity of 15,000 spectators at a time. The amphitheater is still in active use, although it is approximately 2 thousand years old. It hosts, for example, the world-famous Anatolia Fire dance show (see tours from Alanya on our website). There is also the famous 13th century bridge built by the Seljuks and many other structures. Side is both young and old at the same time. Its history goes back to the 7th century B.C. until the 9th century A.D. After that it was destroyed by pirates and became a ghost town. Until the end of the 19th century it was uninhabited, its buildings were almost covered by sand. The new, renowned Side in its former site has been built recently. Numerous archaeological excavations are now taking place within the town.
Lunch, both transfers, entrance fees and an English-speaking guide are included.
This is a fantastic value for money, three in one tour, for anyone who loves to see the history of their holiday region, or who just loves to simply get away for the day and see something more than beach, pool or bar. With the ancient cities of Aspendos and Side on the agenda ending the day with a river boat ride and lunch at the Kursunlu waterfalls of Manavgat, this tour offers a day with a little to suit most tastes.
This city still houses one of the best preserved amphitheatres of the Mediterranean. With a 15000 seating capacity you may be surprised to hear that it is still in use at present times. With its wonderful accoustics, you may, throughout the summer season, visit the opera here in this vast amphitheatre, or even watch a modern ballet performance.
The ancient city of Side was gifted to the famed Cleopatra by Mark Anthony. They married and travelled through Southern Turkey and Cyprus and you will find many beaches and areas named after this historic queen. With a plethora of ancient Roman sites to see, you can walk, perhaps, in the same footsteps of these characters of near ancient history, marvelling at how the buildings, ranging from 2AD, are still there to behold in such good condition in modern times.
This small local town is famed most of all for its waterfalls that flow straight into the Mediterranean Sea and can be appreciated from land or from the Sea itself. The waterfalls are on several layers nd are some of the most photographed in all of Turkey.
In 2023, price of Manavgat Aspendos Side Tour From Alanya is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old.
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday, all year round from 08:30 to 18:00.
Your 3 in 1 tour begins with a pickup from your Alanya hotel at around 08:30. You will be accompanied by an English speaking guide throughout the day and return to your Alanya hotel at 18:00 or thereabouts.
Your first stop will be the ancient city of Aspendos where you can take a alook at the famous amphitheatre that still houses shows to this day as well as explore the ancient buildings.
Your second stop of the day will be Side. Although a modern thriving city this was once an ancient thriving city. Today with its antique columns and buildings sitting side by side with the modern architecture, you may walk in the footsteps of gladiators and marvel at this gift of love given to Cleopatra. You will receive free time at the bazaar here to soak up the ambience of its cultured past and perhaps take the chance to purchase a few souvenirs along the way.
Your last stop will be a short ride along the river to the water falls at Manavgat. With a stop at an authentic restaurant close to the Kursunlu waterfalls, where you will take lunch and enjoy the white foam of the water as it hits with a could forming force the waters of the river. Cooling and refreshing to watch even on the hottest day, and with a little free time after lunch to explore and take some photographs of thıs area of natural beauty.
Cost of Alanya Manavgat Aspendos Side Tour is 60 € for adults, 30 € for children between age 7 and 12, free for children under 6 years old in 2023.
Anyone with walking difficulties should reconsider before booking.
Otherwise, this is a history tour for all ages that celebrates the beauty of this wonderful area, a pleasant and relaxing day out.
This tour can be taken every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and with a duration time of 8 – 9 hours. Your pickup will be at 08:30 and return at 18:00 approximately. Correct dates and times will be printed on your purchased ticket.
Your pickup and return to Alanya and your hotel.
English speaking guide service throughout the tour.
Insurance and Lunch.
Entrance fees to the museums.
DVD and photographs.
Drinks and any snacks surplus to your lunch.
Good walking shoes are the order of the day, in order to maximise your enjoyment of this tour.
Don’t forget comfortable clothing, sun creams and sunglasses with sun hat if you so choose.
Your camera for the ample photo opportunities.
Some money for the personal extras you may wish to buy such as drinks, souvenirs or snacks, along the way.
If you are bringing children with you they will need proof of identity before entering museums. This is simply to verify their ages to accommodate reduction prices. Therefore do bring their passports along to simplify things and give you the best admission prices.