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Activities & Festivals


ide is housing a culture and art festival in September every year, which can be the best time to coincide your visit to the area.
5-12 September www.sidefestival.com

Side Festival 5-12 September Side Festival 5-12 September Aspendos Festival

For aficionados of opera, ballet, musicals and classical music Aspendos Festival since 1994 has been a "must" place to be in June and July of every year.

Aspendos Theater the best preserved amphitheater, not only of Anatolia, but also the whole of Europe.

Aquapark Water planet

With 2500 people daily capacity one of the largest aquapark of Turkish Mediterranean region invites you to fun, action and adventure.

There are no limits for fun at the Mediterranean's favorite water paradise whether you are young or an adult.

You can have adventurous fun with rafting or relax with sea view from the forest or pump your adrenalin with bungee jumping and slides.

Approximately 35 km from Side

Free shuttle service available from Side
Water Planet Holiday Village
Okurcalar Mevkii Alanya - ANTALYA Türkiye
Tel: 90 242 527 51 65 - 66
Visit: www.waterplanet.com.tr

Skiing in Saklikent & in Davraz

Within the province of Antalya is a ski centre at Saklikent, in the Beydag mountain range, at 1850m. Because of its close proximity to Antalya, it is one of the few places in the world that people can ski in the mornings, then swim in the sea in the afternoon.

There are two ski lifts, restaurants, and accommodation available. The skiing season runs between January and April.
The resort can be reached from the centre of Antalya by bus, taxi or a hotel service vehicle in one hour.

Geography: The altitude for the skiing areas is between 2000-2400m, with a snow depth between 0.5-1m and a short season.

Facilities: There is a pension with 14 beds, a restaurant, café and local coffee-houses. There are two T-bars, and two ski runs at easy/moderate level.

Visit: www.saklikent.com.tr
Visit: www.sirene.com.tr/sirenedavras.asp

Mountaineering in Taurus

The Beydag mountain range has peaks ranging from 600 - 3086 m, with a variety of geological and typographical features and offer a wide range of climbing opportunities.

Kizlar Sivrisi                     Tahtali                     Alabelen 

The important peaks are Tekedorugu, Bakirli Dag, Tahtalidag, Alabelen and Kizlar Sivrisi. Climbers will pass through the cedar forests of Camkuru Valley on their way to the top. The climbs can be completed in one day.

Rafting in Koprulu Kanyon

Within the Koprulu Canyon National Park, Koprucay is among the most breathtaking rafting centers in the country. Manavagat River rushes powerfully over the rocks, and offers excellent rafting opportunities. There are a couple of agencies in the city who organize trips, including transport and equipment.


Various points of Antalya's coastline provide opportunities for diving.
Wrecks have formed very interesting habitats and amphores are widespread.

orse Riding in the Sorgun Forests

There are lots of horse farms located in Sorgun, which are also offering riding lessons for beginners.

In Sorgun, 350-year-old pine trees form a green canopy providing pleasant shade while you ride around. The foliage also gives natural shelter to the various species of animals and plants living there.
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Various other activities

There are many more sporting activities offered in and around Side:

- Surfing, anywhere as long as you catch the wind
- Beach Volleyball everywhere!
- Fishing
- Jeep Safari
- Sailing
- Motorcycling 4 Quad safari
- Tennis
- Water sports
- Horse riding in forest