Within moments of arriving at Olymos Lodge I knew we’d stumbled upon something very special. Perhaps it was the walk through the stunning lush tropical garden, where a pure white peacock was nibbling at the lawn. Or maybe it was when we entered the chic, white bedroom, housed in a garden cottage that immediately made you let out a spontaneous 'wow'. Whatever it was, I am so glad we came here, as this has to be one of Turkey’s most stunning secrets. All this, and just a few steps from your room is almost deserted Çirali beach, with its crystal clear sea and resident loggerhead turtles, surely one of the most breathtaking spots in the country.
The staff were super friendly and obliging too. Let me address the point of security mentioned by one of the reviewers here. We felt that the place was totally secure and the staff trustworthy and honest. It is not for me to question the motives behind people putting allegations on tripadvisor, though without a doubt sometimes there is an agenda behind some reviews, whether that be to back up an insurance claim or score points for slights perceived or actual. In the end you have to decide, but speaking from my experience this place is a real find and you most certainly won’t regret coming here. If you’re looking for a piece of paradise, your search ends here.More