All Roman ruins and great sea views, the peninsula town of Side is one of the must-sees in this corner of Turkey. What makes it doubly appealing is that its archaeological relics are randomly scattered around the old town.
An evening visit is the ideal way to combine some sightseeing, shopping and dinner. By arriving during the early evening you can check out Side's showpiece – the Temple of Apollo. Perched on the end of the peninsula, it's said that Antony and Cleopatra held love trysts under its shining white columns. And you'll see it at the best time of day – sunset. When the sun has dropped below the horizon, you'll have some free time on your own to look round.
Check out the other ruins or delve into the old town whose grid-like streets are stuffed with stone houses, shops and bazaars. After this, you'll end your evening at a harbour-side restaurant where you can tuck into an included two-course dinner.