Side is a popular summer holiday resort along the Turkish Riviera coast, located 70 km east of Antalya and 66 km west of Alanya. Side is a pretty town with modern architecture, chic shops and late night bars and it has the historic ruins of the ancient Roman city nearby. Side is very popular with British and German tourists; there is also many Russian and Turkish visitors to the area. Another attraction of Side is the perfect white sandy beaches, the seas here are perfect for snorkelling and there are many sightings of turtles near the beach. Side is a popular holiday destination for families.