The ancient city walls of Side that surround the city were built during the Hellenistic period in the 2nd century BC and are presently a fine example of well-preserved city walls, having stood for centuries. The ancient Hellenistic main gate - also known as Megale Pyle - served as the entrance to the city and though it is badly damaged, its ruins are still a noteworthy feature. The walls were erected to serve as a defensive barrier against invasions and attacks from enemies. The city walls of Side are amongst the must-see attractions of the city for first-time visitors to Side. Several Halal-friendly accommodation options, Halal restaurants and mosques are located in the vicinity, ensuring the Muslim travellers will not face any problem or inconvenience while travelling.
Daytime visits are recommended.
Around 30 – 40 minutes
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
The decorative patterns on the inside of the walls and the ruins of the main gate.
Finding prayer facilities near the ancient city walls of Side will not be difficult due to the number of mosques in Side that Muslim travellers could visit during prayer times. Some of the main mosques in Side include the Fatith Mosque and the Selimiye Mosque which are located a short distance away.
Access to Halal food near the Side city walls will be easy due to the number of eateries and Halal restaurants in Side. The Side Yesiloz Hotel is a popular spot in Side and can be visited for a range of Halal Turkish cuisine. Several other Halal restaurants are also available in the vicinity of the Side city walls.