Olympos, one of the most important port cities of ancient Lycia, has been the subject of mythology throughout history. Due to the convenience of its location, Olympos, which is a shelter for pirates, has a history of 3200 m2, a magnificent beach of 3200 m2, endemic plants, Caretta Caretta, Chimera. it is recognized.
Although the exact date of establishment is unknown, It is mentioned in the Lycian Confederation coins published in 68-78. In the council of the Lycian Confederation, which is an economic union, it is known that Olympos has three voting rights.
B.C. In 78, the Roman commander Servilius Isaurieus cleared Olympos from the pirates and added the city to Roman lands, and during the Roman period, he became famous with the cult of Blacksmith god Hephaistos in Çıralı, where natural gas was burned. Olympos was invaded by the Knights of Venice, Genoese and Rhodes during the Crusades and joined the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century during the reign of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror. After the Middle Ages, the city, which had no Turkish settlement until recently, was only used as a barracks by nomads.
Olympos, which is completely protected as an archaeological and natural protected area, is divided into two by Akçay Creek passing through the middle of the city. The high hill above the tombs seen from the beach is the acropolis of Olympos. The ruins of the building belong to the city walls, which became a castle in the Middle Ages. From this hill, you can watch the beautiful view of the river like Venice.
In ancient times, ships were able to pass through the river, which was made a canal through walls built on the riverside. The river has been channeled by the walls of polygonal technique on the sides and the two sides of the bridge have been joined by the bridge which we still see traces of today. The building with the windows on the opposite bank of the river is the ruins of the baths of the city. This coast of Olympos can be reached by pressing the large stones on the river.
There is the theater of Olympos, which is very difficult to visit from the bushes. The vaulted paradoxes of the theater, ornate doors and niches scattered around the orchestra and the surrounding area show that there is a typical Roman theater here.
Since it is within the scope of the Olympos archaeological site, no construction is allowed in and around the ancient area. Accommodation is made in tree houses. This is the most important stop for travelers. The nearby Beydağları Olympos National Park is also an ideal area for mountaineering.
The ruins of the ancient city can be reached from the entrance of the ruins and the coast of Olympos can be reached by walking about 1.5 km.
Olympos is a world-renowned place. The audience is mostly composed of young people and relaxation people. Offering affordable accommodation, the bungalow is a place for nightlife and entertainment seekers with its tree houses. Summer and winter outdoor businesses are always waiting for you.
Since Olympos coast is a protected area, you do not have the chance to find restaurants or cafes here. Therefore, remember to take with you things like drinks and food when you go down to the beach.
Bungalow hotels and hostels in the region where you can enjoy your evening drink and drink music, dance, there are places. You can explore these places and have fun.
Also nearby are Çıralı, Adrasan and Kemer.
Olympos is a great option for those who want to relax with its historical values, sea turtles and magnificent nature it hosts!
Would you like to have a peaceful and fun day in the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean, absorbing the scent of the pine forests, with plenty of oxygen, away from the noise and chaos of the city?
Besides fishing pleasure, swimming in the blue waters of the Mediterranean and having a barbecue with your family are indispensable for this tour. In our bait bottom hunts that we carry out between 06: 00-16: 00 during the day, our target fish can be coral and red mullet, butts, kuppes, swallows, sledgehammers, sardines, spotted tuna, maimai.
The pearl of the Mediterranean, Antalya’s favorite holiday town of Kemer, the world-famous city of Kings Phaselisle began our adventure, the city of the gods Olympos, unique beauties with Adrasan and Sulu Ada, the Genoese Pirates in the footsteps of the Porto Ceneviz Bay continues.