Side is one of the best-known classical sites in Turkey, and was an ancient harbour whose name meant pomegranate. Side is a resort town on the southern coast of Turkey, near the villages of Manavgat and Selimiye, 75 km from Antalya) in the province of Antalya.
If you are visiting the classical sites, just walk out of the old town. At the Great Gate, walk down some 50m along the road (leave the theater on the right) until you find some trees and shadow. Here just start hitchhiking, if you don't mind stupid tourists staring at you. Best is to get a ride out towards Manavgat. After some kilometers a big roundabout appears, with the road towards Antalya going westwards.