Olympos Travel Guide

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Olympos Things to Do

  • The Sarchophagus of Antimachos

    The sarcophagus is dated between mid and last quarter of the 2nd century AD and one of the centre-piece of the Olympos ruins as it's naturally sitting there on the grounds inside the woods.

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  • The Harbour Monumental Tombs

    Right at the entrance to the beach beside the guard house, there are fenced tombs of about 3 sarcophagus. These are called the harbour monumental tombs.

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  • Olympos Ruins

    Olympos is a small place very much unlike the big touristic cities in Turkey. There aren't much to see like museums and huge buildings as it's mountains and beach.One thing that should be seen and definitely cannot be avoided is the underrated Olympos ruins. The ancient city is one of the 6 leading cities of the Lycian League, and was also...

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  • The Roman Temple

    Dated probably during the second half of the 2nd century BC. The monumental gate - the biggest structure in the north side of the river is a Roman Temple.

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  • The North Necropolis

    Dated between 1st and 3rd century AD, the north necropolis. The monumental tomb of Marcus Aurelius and sarcophagus of Antimachos can be found here at north necropolis near the waterway.

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  • Mozaikli Yapi

    The "building with mosaics" can be found within the vast ruins area of Olympos. Just follow the path, read the info from the main road and you'll find this ruin. Most of the mosaics are no longer visible but there are still some traces, especially the mosaic floorings.

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Olympos Hotels

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  • Olympos Mitos Hotel

    YazIr Koyu Kilise YakasI Mevkii, Olympos, 7320, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Daphne House

    Olimpos Kilise Yakasi, Olympos, 7350, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Saban Treehouses

    Olympos Yazirkoyu, Olympos, 7350, Turkey

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Olympos Restaurants

  • Delicious pancake, nice turkish lounges.

    I was so dead-hungry after roaming around Olympos ruins for I think 5 hours, so coming back from the ruins before exiting the main gate where one also buy the entry ticket, there's this middle aged long-haired guy standing infront of a signboard that says "Gozleme" -- it's the turkish version of pancakes. So it's a restaurant.I stopped as I felt...

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  • Fresh juices

    It's almost two years after our Olympos trip, and today suddenly I remembered this place. It was our first stop in Olympos. We jumped out the car and drank mixed, fresh fruit juices here. My friends had been told me about this place on the road. It was their custom to pick some fruits and drink the mixture in Olympos.Funny thing, when we took off...

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  • Gozleme: Turkish Pancake

    This restaurant is located near the beach. It is on the line when you are walking on the beach between Cirali and the ruins. It has a big garden with some tables. They cook Turkish pancake (gozleme) with cheese, vegetable, potatoes, meat, chocolate, molasses (pekmez in Turkish, a syrup from grapes) and sesame oil, etc. Also you can have cold...

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  • Delicious fish under old trees by the...

    In Ulupinar village, where is very close to Olympos, you'll find many restaurants serving fish, esp. trout fish. It's really nice sitting by the pools, watching the fish and decide which one you'll have and moreover when outside temperature is around 45 C, you'll stay around 25 C because of the huge oak trees:)) Trout fish and as a dessert I...

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  • Local indeed

    Ceylan is managed by a local family. Husband and wife do the hard work and children (2 little girls) help them serving. Wife's origin is Cirali and her husband is from Kumluca, a very close town. So they are really local.They serve traditional meals (soups, aubergine with meat, green beans...) and Turkish pancakes. A nice place to eat. Pancake...

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  • Nice ambiance

    We dined here for 3 evenings. First night I liked their lamb shish kebap but second night it wasn't good. Because the restaurant was very crowded that night. I tried a shish of a fish called "akya". It was delicious.They play nice music all night long and light a big fire in their garden in cold nights. Akya the fish

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Olympos Nightlife

  • Olympos Nights

    When i was in Olympos i went to Bull Bar.its just near the Kadirs Tree Houses.it is an open air disco.They lit a camp fire in the middle of the dance floor and people dance around the camp fire.The music was also fine.i think its the most popular and best place to enjoy the night in Olympos.You can also try Orange Bar.They had a Tequila night when...

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  • open air bar!!

    Bull bar gives you the satisfaction of dancing in open air.. People light a fire in the middle of the dancing point and then you can feel like a red indian having a bless dance:)very causy and great for drunkens with its big big cushions... even with bikini:)

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  • Olympos Hotels

    6 Hotels in Olympos

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Olympos Transportation

  • From Antalya to Olympos

    After 2 nights in Antalya, I left for Olympos. I took the minibus of Bati Antalya bus company from Antalya's main bus terminal. Fare is TL10. Th minibus dropped me off at the only cafe/restaurant along the highway from where I've waited for half an hour or so for the dolmush (van) that dropped me off right in front of my pension in Olympos at...

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  • Antalya to Olympos and or Cirali

    For Bus Service to either Olympos or Cirali - From Antalya you can take "Antalya tur", "Cicek tour" or " Kumluca Seyhat" FROM EITHER THE BUS STATION OR ACROSS FOR THE SHOPPING CENTER OF MIGROS. Cost is aobut 6-8 YTL ( turkish liras ) per person and run from 6am until 8pm about every 1/2 hour. In the summer months they will run more frequently. Make...

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  • Travel from Olympos - Antalya

    Take the mini-buses from the ( center ) of the Olympos village up to the Olympos junction ( 12kms )on the main highway...from there you can take many mini-buses that drive by on route from Kas, Kumluca etc...toward Antalya and the final destination of the Antalya bus station..otogar.. Look for the buses clearly marked Antalya ( otogar ) and many...

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Olympos Shopping

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    by ozalp Written Oct 13, 2006

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    There are only a few shops in Cirali. This one is close to Ceylan Restaurant. You can buy some souvenirs here. They make glass work in thair shop. There are plates, rings, necklaces, etc. I liked rings, they were colorful. But they are all big. Just keep trying. May be you can find one.

    What to buy: Rings

    Pavement in front of the shop Glasses in cement

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Olympos Warnings and Dangers

  • NO banks, ATM'S, Post office or gas...

    Please be advised when travelling to the Cirali / Olympos area that there are NO banks, ATM'S, Post office etc....you can however exchange foreign currancy of Euros, GBP or Dollars at most local shops or at the many small hotels and pensions located in Cirali or Olympos. The closest ATM machine is15 kms located in Tekirova.The nearest government...

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  • Climbing to Chimaera

    We drove all the way between Cirali and the entrance of the national park. If you want to walk, it is not a long distance. But!!!!When we were returning a big boar passed in front of our car. I do not want to face one of them while I am walking in the dark. Be careful!

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  • Sunset

    Sun goes down early in Olympos because of the mountains at the west. So, if it is autumn, it could be hard to swim after 5 pm. I recommend you to wake up early and enjoy the sea before sunset.May be in summer time it will not be a problem. The weather can be hot enough to swim in the night.

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Olympos Tourist Traps

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    by purplekedi Updated May 9, 2005

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    If you're determined to see the flaming mountain Cirali, which I think you should, it shouldn't be missed make sure you've brought a small torch with you, especially if it's not highseaon. After the sunset, the way to the mountain is pitch dark. While you can rent a torch at the entrance, it'll be at a very astronomical price that you'll remember it even after a couple of years.
    A torch doesn't take much space-so pack it

    Related to:
    • Mountain Climbing
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Budget Travel

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Olympos What to Pack

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    by purplekedi Written May 9, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Long-sleeve shirts and no shorts after dawn!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent if you can bare the smell

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Take a torch with you in advance if you're thinking of climbing to the Cirali Mountain -eternel flames and all- it's pitch dark after sunset and they rent torches at astronomical prices. You can't climb without one so...

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    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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Olympos Off The Beaten Path

  • The Caretta Sea Turtles

    The beach of Cirali / Olympos is a protected area by the WWF for the nesting of the Caretta or also known as the Loggerhead sea turtles. The DHKD, by means of brochures in English and Turkish, is warning both local residents and tourists against upsetting the turtles. The brochures, which remind their readers that protection measures are being...

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  • Wild flowers

    Plants are my passion. I try every strange fruit, I smell every flower I see for the first time. I think I'll have a problem because of this behaviour. :)These two flowers are from Olympos:

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  • If you need a barber shop

    This barber is the neighbor of the only pharmacy in Cirali. It is in the back street of the town. I liked the picture on its wall. It was an old picture on the packages of an old shaving soap brand.

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Olympos Sports & Outdoors

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    by Ensinkm Written Sep 20, 2007

    Olympos gives great opportunities for many activities!
    If you are an active sports person i recommend to bring your own gear, what they rent out is in my opinion on high costs and the quality on the equipment is not that good.
    The possibilities Olympos and surrounding gives are:
    - Swimming (the water temperatures are good)
    - Biking (mostly dirt roads and bumpy asphalt roads in hilly environment)
    - sea kayaking (beautiful surroundings)
    - canyoning/gorgeing (not far away from olympos there is a beauticul canyon with possibillities for whole day trips. we went there as tourists, but if you bring your own climbing gear and a steady group you can discover nice hidden places)
    - rafting (not recommended to do with a local company since security does not seam to be some of the companies highest prority)
    - creeking/kayaking (not sure about the possibillities, but they exist)

    Equipment: Bring the gear you know you need

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Explore Deeper into Olympos
Walk around, look for interesting stuff.
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Mount Chimaera
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Ruins along the beach
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Olympos Beach
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On top of the mountain.
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The Roman Bath
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Lycian Tombs
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Yanartaş, Chimera or Burning Rocks
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PHASAELIS
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PHASAELIS
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OLIMBOS
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VARANTAÞ – CHIMERA
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TAHTALI DAÐ
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BEACH
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Watch the sunrise then swim
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Chimaera: Eternal flame
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explore the ruins
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Mythical flames of the Chimaera
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The Main Road
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The Beach
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Ruins on the walk to the beach
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Chimaera, again
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Bilge? Sentina?
Warnings and Dangers
Ancient city
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Ulupinar
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Adrasan trip
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Enjoy the azure waters of the Mediterrenean
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Chimaera Flame Tours
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if you're prone to car sickness...
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Cirali -The Flaming Mountain
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Olympos anthique city
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rock climbing
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Olympos
Transportation
Olympos Ruins
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Chimaera: Miracle of Nature, Best Viewed at Night
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The Castle on the Hill
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Road washed out...Seasonal?
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Exploring the Ruins
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The Ruins
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The Beach
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Map of Olympos

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