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Flag of Manavgat - Image by Jens Pattke, 3 March 2013
The flag of Manavgat (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 20 February 2013
Flag of Ilıca - Image by Jens Pattke, 31 March 2013
The flag of Ilıca (photo) was white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 11 March 2013
Flag of Side, two versions - Images by Tomislav Šipek, 8 April 2015, and Jens Pattke, 1 Avril 2013, respectively
The flag of Side (photo) was white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality". The former flag of Side (photo) was white with the municipality's former emblem.
The emblem of the former municipality features a column representing the ancient town of Side.
The ruins of ancient Side are among of the most spectacular that remain in the modern world and showcase hundreds of years of Greek life in the Roman Empire. Its coastal location made Side a desirable trading port and, despite the prominence of piracy, Greek settlers flocked to the city around the sixth century BC. Unusually, this resulted in the preservation, rather than destruction, of the native culture and Side became a cultural melting pot - indeed, many original inscriptions found at the site today are written in the indecipherable native language.
Hellenic influence in Side grew, however, and it was under Roman rule that the city really flourished - even gaining repute as the best slave market of the period. Many of the Roman ruins still remain. Ranking among the most prominent sites at Side is the 2nd century AD ancient theatre. A unique example of fusion design, it was born out of this combination of Hellenic plans and Roman construction. Moreover, the theatre's decoration dates to the period of the Antonine Emperors and the exterior columns tell the story of Dionysus (or Bacchus in Roman), the Greek God of wine and patron of the theatre.
Among Side's other fascinating remains are the temples to Apollo and Athena, which are picturesquely perched at the very tip of Side’s harbour. The archaeological site at Side also features the remnants of the colonnaded main street, Roman baths, a nymphaeum and a Hellenic gate that decorates the exterior walls. The nearby museum is an ancient site in itself, being housed within a baths complex dating back to the second century AD, and contains many of the finds discovered during excavations of the ruins in the mid-twentieth century.
[ Rebecca Lewis. Historvius]
Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 25 March 2016
Flag of Taşağıl - Image by Jens Pattke, 1 Avril 2013
The flag of Taşağıl (photo) was white with the municipality's emblem. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Tomislav Šipek, 5 March 2013