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Olympos (Turkey)

Practical information about Olympos

  • Relaxation
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Mountain
  • Archaeological Site
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Ninety minutes from Antalya by minibus.
When to go
From May to September
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Olympos

Travel writer
16 travel articles

A heavenly beach close to an ancient city in the woods.

My suggestion:
When you visit Olympos take advantage of the opportunity to stay overnight in a tree house.
When you visit Olympos on your trip to Turkey, you'll get to walk along little woodland paths and explore the ruins of the ancient city, which dates from antiquity. This very beautiful protected area is particularly well-wooded, and some people come here to enjoy woodland sporting activities such as hiking and cycling. Personally, I preferred exploring the numerous ancient Roman remains instead. At the end of your walk amongst the ruins and through the natural woodland environment, you will arrive at a wonderful beach where you can rest, relax and go bathing.
Accommodation in Olympos
Clemence Zisswiller Travel writer
34 travel articles

Olympos is situated on the Mediterranean coast. The city was conquered by the Romans, Venetians and Genoese, all of whom left their mark. But it's the landscape and sea that makes the place so worthwhile.

My suggestion:
From May onwards the sea's warm. Aim to go at the start of the summer season, so as to make the most of this natural paradise.

I get starry-eyed when I think of Olympos. Greenery, calm seas, a mountain backdrop... At 80km from Antalya, the site is unusual thanks to its human scale. I spent several days in a lovely wood-built bungalow and I highly recommend you opt for these cheap, clean holiday lets. The more courageous amongst you can hire a treehouse for the night.

I loved wandering around the ruins of the ancient city. Plantlife has sprung up through the foundations and it feels a bit like a jungle. But what impressed me most about Olympos was the colour of its blue sea. It's a sea turtle paradise...or indeed any mammal!

During your time in Olympos, I recommend you explore the surrounding hills. At dawn the light is incredible and you'll even see people doing yoga.

Do you fancy a break from it all during your holiday in Turkey? Olympos is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.

View of the sea from the upper levels of Olympos