Located on a flat peninsula, 300 meters wide and 800 meters long, Side is packed with archaeological wonders and surrounded on both sides by the blue water of the Mediterranean. Old Side was surrounded on all four sides by high walls to protect the city from both land and sea. The main gate of the city was built during the Hellenistic period to the east and it was protected by two towers. There were two main streets in the city, with columned porticos and shops behind them. The most impressive sites are: the Amphitheatre dating back to Hellenistic period and is one of the largest (after Aspendos) in Turkey seating approximately 15,000 people and the Roman Temples of Apollo and Artemis; the City Gates; Aqua ducts and Museum. Take an unforgettable walk through these ruins at night when all are beautiful illuminated.