One of the most famous classical sites in Turkey, Side is now a pretty resort town located just a 30-minute drive from Antalya. Pronounced `sea day`, this former fishing village is fortified with ancient walls and set on a small cape with long, sandy beaches on either side. The village offers picturesque, narrow streets and lovely gardens while the long, white beaches invite swimming. Imposing monuments of antiquity, such as the Roman bath and the columns of the Apollo temple by the sea, complete the picture of a perfect combination of modern-day vacation pleasure and the treasures of history. Families with young children are especially fond of the resort — here are ideal sandy beaches with a shallow entrance to the shallow sea, a large number of entertainments and excursions for every taste, and the restaurants have a special children`s menu.