Greek AmphitheaterAntalya and Side

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During my second visit to Istanbul in 2001-2002, some Turkish friends flew me to Antalya for the weekend. They wanted me to visit Alanya. Before going there, they took me to the seaside outside Antalya. We also visited the Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side.

I first posted these photos in 2002 with Salaam Central Asia. Immediately this webpage, with the Greek Amphitheater ruins, became the most visited.

Note: these are some of my first pictures I took with a digital camera. I wish I had one in Central Asia in the late 1990s.

Seaside at Antalya

Seaside at Antalya, Turkey.
The seaside at Antalya is beautiful. Today many Russians and Central Asians visit Antalya during the winter holidays to escape the cold.
View of the Mediterranean Sea from Antalya.
The Mediterranean Sea.
Mediterranean Sea.
A Mosque in the distance, Antalya, Turkey.
A Mosque in the distance.
Boats at the harbor in Antalya, Turkey.
Some boats at the harbor. I did not get to ride in one. Hopefully in the future.

Greek Amphitheater in Side

And now for most viewed images from the Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side, Turkey.

Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side, Turkey.
Much of the ampitheater was fenced off.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side, Turkey.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side, Turkey.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side, Turkey.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side, Turkey.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins in Side, Turkey.

Greek Amphitheater Museum

I was able to get some photos inside the musuem.

Greek Amphitheater Ruins Museum in Side, Turkey.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins Museum.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins Museum in Side, Turkey.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins Museum in Side, Turkey.
Greek Amphitheater Ruins Museum in Side, Turkey.

Off to Alanya

After this visit, we headed to Manavgat, which was flooed at the time, and then to Alanya.