Side, the largest port of the ancient Pamphylia’s, located on a small peninsula that extends from north to south into the sea.
Strabo and Arrian both record that Side of Kyme, city was settled in Aeolia, a region in western Anatolia. Probably this colonization happened in the seventh century BC According to Arrian, when settlers from Kyme came to Side, they could not understand the dialect. After a short time, the influence of this indigenous tongue was so great that the newcomers forgot their native Greek and started using the language of Side. Excavations have revealed several inscriptions written in this language. The inscriptions that remain from the third and second centuries BC, deciphered, but testify that the local language for several centuries after the colonization of use. Another object found in Side excavations, a basalt column base as a result of the seventh century BC Neo Hittites, the evidence is not the site of ancient history. The word “side” is Anatolianorigin and means pomegranate.
Side was an ancient Greek city in Anatolia, in the region of Pamphylia, in the present province of Antalya, on the southern Mediterranean coast ofTurkey. It is now a resort and one of the best known classical sites in Turkey, near the village of Manavgat and Selimiye, 75 km from Antalya in Antalya Province. The great ruins are among the largest in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory where a wall and a moat separating it from the mainland. In the Middle Ages were the walls and a moat repaired and the promontory houses a wealth of structures.