As many people have already become the fans of it, Olympos is one of the most favored alternative tourism centers of the last years. Owing to its beautiful nature, ancient history and the ‘special Olympos soul’, Olympos has an addictive effect on various kinds of tourists. 80 kms far from Antalya, you can find the small Yazir village inside a valley, and if you follow the river bed until the sea, there you are inside the Olympos ancient city.
As many people have already become the fans of it, Olympos is one of the most favored alternative tourism centers of the last years. Owing to its beautiful nature, ancient history and the ‘special Olympos soul’, Olympos has an addictive effect on various kinds of tourists. 80 kms far from Antalya, you can find the small Yazir village inside a valley, and if you follow the river bed until the sea, there you are inside the Olympos ancient city. However, today the whole touristic region is being called and recalled with the same name: Olympos. Actually the touristic settlement in that village has started after the arrival of the nature lover voyagers and backpacker tourists to the region during the 80s. Initially it was a wonder of nature, kept as secret and remained underground for a while; yet in time the number of campings, bungalow style pensions and hostels has increased and Olympos became an attractive and cool touristic region with a remarkable fame throughout Turkey and outside of Turkey. But still it protects its ‘special Olympos soul’ and continues providing high quality alternatives also for the budget tourism. The history of the ancient city of Olympos starts around the II B.C when the Lycians settled there and built one of the most important cities and ports of its era. The city has kept its importance throughout the Roman age and embellished its beautiful architecture with castles, basilicas, specific constructions with archs, mosaics, a water conduit and so on. As really few people is aware about that, there is actually another ancient city on the top of the Musa Mountain; and some of them claims that the real Olympos city is that one on the top of the mountain, and the today known Olympos city supposed to be another one called “Kalinka”. Who knows, we just know that Olympos ancient city is a peace of heaven… The touristic attractions in Olympos region are not only the ancient city ruins. Also the nature of the valley, and the beautiful Olympos bay is unique with its large pebble beach which provides a peaceful home for the spawning period of the endangered Caretta Caretta turtles, and for many other species. On the other half of this bay, there is another touristic region called Çıralı which concerves another magic of nature called ‘Chimera’ – its a natural coal gas reserve with never dying flames letting fly among the rocks. As you can take small day trips to the touristic sides near Olympos, such as Chymera and Adrasan (another bay close to Olympos), you can also enjoy many touristic attractions and nature sports inside the Olympos valley. Being in Olympos, you can enjoy daily boat excursions, atv tours, trekking or bycicling tours; or types of extreme sports like rock climbing and canoeing. The night life of the Olympos is also quite lively, even we can say that many people prefers Olympos for enjoying the cool live music halls, and for entertaining and dynamic atmosphere. Among these places we can recommend EskiYeni bar that is stated close to the Olympos Countryhouse, as one of the largest performance halls hosting different bands of reggae, gypsy or world music. Moreover, you will already have the priority of accompanying to the performance of the Olympos Countryhouse’s authentic band, being the guests of us .