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Greek Amphitheater

Sumbul Sok., Side, Manavgat, Turkey
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Side
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The whole point of the amphitheater in Side is that it stands, 2000 years on, after earthquake and the ravages of time, a testament to the people that built it. Unusual in that, for its time, it had no hill or embankment to build it against, it had to be built freestanding with huge arches to hold it up. It's... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you like to visit ruins, you will be interested in visiting the amphitheatre. Small charge but worth it.

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lancs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

if you're visiting SIDE to see the historical buildings and relics don't bother They are very sporadic and disorganised lacking any form of restoration Therefore they appear as interesting but with no common theme or pattern they soon become just a collection of derelict walls and columns I'm not a killjoy or historian but could be so much better

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There were restoring when we visited. Looking good. Nice to visit a site that is close to harbour and shops so with a family it was a good small site to add a bit of history to a family holiday.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Like the amphitheater in Aspendos, it give a great idea of the scale and ambition of the Greeks and Roman so many years ago. And in good condition although Aspendos is in better condition and used regularly

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bradford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Very picturesque interesting plenty more in surrounding areas and not too isolated well worth the visit

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must see in Side. You pay to go in and you can walk round the amphitheater. 15 lira each entrance fee.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was a sight to be seen. A big area, very uneven ground, perhaps not suitable for all. My 23 yr old daughter and I really enjoyed it. We imagined what it must have been like in it's hay day! We paid about £4 each to get into the amphitheater bit and it was worth it.

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romford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

aw inspiring and the old ruins around take you back in time..walk up to it from eatside and you will see lots of old ruins houses and the old walls

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful surrounding before you enter then when you are in there you can feel the history around you

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