Nymphaeum Side

Nymphaeum Side

Side has been settled by the native people of Anatolia. The Hellenistic period has begun in the 7th century BCE, and it has been attached to the Roman Empire in the 1st century BCE. In the 2nd and 3rd centuries CE it became a metropolis and once began to live a golden age and known as an important harbour city. During the 5th and 6th centuries CE, the city became “Metropolis of Pamphylia” and extended the boundaries beyond their original limits. By the 12th century it was completely abandoned, probably after the attacks of Arab pirates and earthquakes.

The present buildings are, the public baths (Great Bath, Harbour Bath, Agora Bath), Monumental Tomb, Nymphaeum, Theatre, Temples (Athena, Apollo and Dionysus), Agora, State Agora, Basilicas (South Basilica, Theatre Basilica and Archbishop’s Basilica), Archbishop’s Palace, Necropolis, citywalls and aqueducts.

Sayka carried out architectural conservation project and restoration works for the Colonnaded Street, Harbour Bath, Great Bath and Monumental Tomb, Nymphaeum, AA Basilica and Temple of Athena between 1999 and 2002.

Nymphaeum of Side was constructedin Antionius period (140-180 B.C.) Walls of 12m height and 52m length are still landing. It is understood that the facade was coated by marble and it had a 3 -floored facade order. After the measured drawings were prepared, consolidation, conservation, conservation and anastylosis works are still continuing.

AREA 950 m2
YEAR 2004-2024