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Olimpos (Antalya)

Olimpos (Antalya); The opposite of the others: small, secluded, atmospheric, backed by a forest filled with Roman ruins. 79 km (49 miles) southwest of Antalya

Laid on the Mediterranean coast in Antalya province, Olympus beach is famous as the place to see Chimera – natural flames issuing from the rocky mountains.

Due to its natural and historic importance, the area is under protection, making it an earthly bit of paradise. Protection means, no resorts, no luxury hotels, but  cute little shacks and tree houses instead. This has made Olympos a favorite mostly among backpackers. Instead of the leathery, tanned wealthy expats in Antalya’s resort towns, here are the 20-something-year-old Turks with weird patterns left from too much carefree time in the sun wearing hemp jewelry and flip-flops. But that’s half the charm of Olympos, Turkey!

As 2 local travel experts, we have prepared a complete Olympos travel guide for you. Here you will find, what to do, where to stay and hang out and more, things you shouldn’ miss and more.

Getting there

To get to the beach from Antalya you can use a rented car. In this case, the trip is possible using a narrow road off the D400 highway.
Also, there is a public transport service, although not direct.

Hotels and pensions are available in the villages of Cirali and Olympus, and getting to the beach from these villages is just a matter of a 15 min walk.