Ancient Theater, Side

Be transported back to the culture of antiquity at Ancient Theater, one of the well-preserved highlights of the Side ruins system. The mighty theater was originally constructed in 2 CE, boasting a seating capacity of 15,000-20,000--making it one of the largest of its kind in the Ancient Pamphylia region. Although some of the stage area has collapsed, the construction provides a vivid insight into life and entertainment millennia ago. After exploring the historical construction, take time to appreciate the views of the ruins complex as it sits amidst the surrounding countryside and the sea. There are special paths for visitors, but these are not particularly well-maintained; sensible shoes are recommended. Put Ancient Theater into our Manavgat trip itinerary builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Manavgat.
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  • Breathtaking from the heights! What an acoustics! It turned out to be a wonderful photo! The entrance to the amphitheatre is 30 liras.
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  • A very large-scale structure! Very impressive! In its scale can be compared to the Colosseum in Rome!
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  • Beautiful historical setting. Can walk round and get up close. Very cheap entry to go inside the theatre for a better view. Information all around so you can really imagine what was there in its prime. Plus shops and bars on the doorstep so makes for a great day out.
  • Wonderful place.. The view is captivating. You can see constantine in both village side and countryside
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