Side was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia, in the region of Pamphylia, in what is now Antalya province, on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It is now a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey, near Manavgat and the village of Selimiye which is 75 kilometers from Antalya in the province of Antalya. Today Side is one of the few sites where you can see Ephesus-like well-protected Roman ruins and modern constructions literally side by side. Manavgat is the first point of entry for those planning to get to Side by bus. From Manavgat some bus companies offer minibuses to Side from their bus station - Turkish: otogar free of charge. There are also very frequent minibuses - Turkish: dolmuş from downtown Manavgat which do not cost much more than a few Turkish lira. Side lies 2 kilometers south of the main highway (D400) of Mediterranean Turkey making it easy to get there by car. There are taxis everywhere and are unlikely to have many problems with them, but be sure agree on a price upfront. They may want to charge based on the meter but then they will sometimes take you the long way around. You can also take a minibus - Turkish: dolmuş that run along most main roads and past the major hotels. If you are traveling farther than Side then you will probably have to change buses - but there should be a direct one to downtown Side which is the cheapest way to get there. These dolmuş have stops, so you can ask the driver to stop anywhere along the route usually. It is a cheap and fun way of traveling that is used by locals and tourists alike but generally in crowded conditions. The great ruins are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory where a wall and a moat separate it from the mainland. During medieval times, the wall and moat were repaired and the promontory houses a wealth of structures. There are huge ruins of a theater complex - the largest of Pamphylia built much like a Roman amphitheater. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. The theater is less preserved than the theater at Aspendos, but it is almost as large, seating 15,000 - 20,000 people.