situated two hours south west of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast, was once a powerful city holding an out numbered three seats in the17th Century six seat federation. Cradled in the rugged peninsula of the Lycian mountains, the successful port town was an attractive haven for piracy which ultimately brought about the city's downfall.
Olympos today however, is a hub of water activity and the destination for those seeking tranquility in aesthetically pleasing surroundings.
Whether its salt water swimming in the translucent glittering sea or a splash in the fresh water stream that flows from the mountains through the lycian ruins to the Mediterranean sea, that takes your fancy, this water culture dominates the past time of most visitors.
The walk to the beach is lined with ancient ruins and you will even find the sarcophagus of Captain Eudomos. The area is rich in flora and fauna you'll find pomegranates, wild figs and grape vines, oranges, bay trees and flowering oleanders as you meander along the all but dry river bed in the summer months. In Spring and summertime you may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the stunning loggerhead turtles nesting on the beach, which is one of few breeding grounds. These eggs incubate for 31 to 65 days and usually hatch in August each year.