Olympos Archeological Site
Olympos Archeological Site
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These ancient ruins, dating back to the second-century B.C., are all that remain of an important Lycian city that became abandoned in the 15th century.
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Mary-Anne F
Ottawa, Canada59 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Visited in late October. At times we were the only visitors. Many buildings upright, allowing us to easily imagine the layout of this city. Interesting Lycian tombs.
Written 29 October 2023
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light122376
Albuquerque, NM207 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We thought we'd be here for 30 minutes, but were still exploring after 3 hours. The place is fascinating. it is still being uncovered and catalogued. Wear study shoes. The beach is nearby, and the sea breeze kept it from being too hot.
Written 15 October 2023
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Musicians Mum
557 contributions
Sep 2022
Visited as part of a small group tour.This was once an important Lycian City ,and as such is quite interesting and,had I been by myself ,I may have wandered around more,but as part of a group we were led through to the beach,along the beach to a cafe/restaurant,to spend two hours there and in the sea.
Beach drops steeply,waves,not ideal for swimming properly.
Shingle and pebbles.
Written 21 October 2022
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buzzy7
Maltepe, Türkiye108 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A large archeological site. You can spend a couple of hours wandering around, there are a few signs in English and Turkish but I think things could be improved to bring it to life more, you have to use your imagination. The entrance fee was 70TL in May 2022 ( Museum card is accepted here, if you have one) there is a car park for 10TL. There are lots of pretty streams running into the main river, it's good idea to wear decent walking shoes as the ground is rocky and can be slippery in places. At the end of the site there is a very nice beach.
Written 6 May 2022
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Lanni
Gaziantep, Türkiye5,183 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Olympos is actually relatively big ancient city and I can divide the part of "touristic side" and "off beaten path". The touristic side is easy to explore with visible still in good condition of houses, churches, temples, "house with mozaic", and "luxury" sarchophagus. The best sarchophagus are located in "touristic side". Considering the state of ruins around, I think it is even better than Termessos'. I read the sarchophagus were of Marcus Aurelius, Captain Eudomus (one with relief of ship and mermaid) and Antimachos (with relief of house door)

Across the river "off beaten path" is more challenging to explore. In early spring time we had to cross the small part of sea (my hiking boots got wet though) and the area is covered by thick forest of laureal trees - it smells very lovely. There it is hidden big baths / hammam, possibly churches, theatre (with ruined and covered-by-bush podium) and huge area of necropole. Only few sarchophagus found and it is not really typical Lycian of graveyard with only small chamber.
Written 9 April 2022
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Duygu N
14 contributions
Jun 2021
In addition to its natural beauty, it is neglected as an archaeological site.
Compared to the nearby ancient city of Phaselis, its restoration is very poor.
However, you can use a little imagination and complete its uniqueness.
Written 20 June 2021
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,987 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The Site and Ruins are not the biggest most historic in Turkey. However, their beach location and their mountain back drop make this site very pleasant indeed.

Really enjoyed the visit. Taking your time about 1-2 hours is suffice. There are little streets between some parts of the site. A very immersive experience.
Written 1 June 2021
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mike1942EastLondonUK
Walthamstow, UK164 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Olympos is a ruin with a difference. Much is still overgrown and reclaimed by nature.

Enough has been excavated to give an idea of its layout and extent but important buildings, like the theatre are still wild and overgrown.

It is close to the beach and beach lovers walk thru the ruins on their way.

As well as the ruins I saw tortoises, butterflies, frogs and a snake.
Written 12 October 2019
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The man from Del Monte
Edinburgh, UK13 contributions
Sep 2019
What an amazing place, ruins are incredible and alot more to be found if you spend a bit of time off the beaten track, I love olympos, from Hassans pansion to the ruins to the beach along with patara this is heaven on earth. Freshwater pool any goats stealing folks stuff and chimera flames up the hill. The joint best place on earth for me
Written 1 October 2019
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gezifesto
Istanbul, Türkiye54 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The remains from an ancient city. A must see spot of Antalya. It is Just at a unique locayion where a creek meets the mediterranean sea where The valley and the Green lays behind you, while the sea before you.
Written 22 September 2019
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