Olympos, one of the most important port cities of ancient Lycia, has been the subject of mythology throughout history.
Olympos, which was the shelter of pirates due to its convenient location, is today known all over the world for its historical values, 3200-meter magnificent coast, endemic plants, Caretta Carettas, Khimaira, and magnificent nature that allows all sports activities.
Climate In Olympos, which has a Mediterranean climate, winters are rainy and humid, summers are dry and hot. It is possible to swim from the beginning of April to the end of September. Although the exact founding date of the Ancient City of Olympos is unknown, it dates back to B.C. His name is mentioned on the Lycian Confederation coins minted between 168-78. It is known that Olympos has three votes in the council of the Lycian Confederation, which is an economic union.
According to historians, B.C. The city, which was captured by a Cilician pirate named Zenniketes in 80, was taken by the Romans in 78. Olympos, which was invaded by Venetian, Genoese and Rhodes knights during the Crusades, joined the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century during the reign of Mehmet the Conqueror. After the Middle Ages, the city had no Turkish settlement until recently and was used only as a winter quarters by nomads.
Olympos, which is completely protected as an archaeological and natural protected area, is built in a valley that opens to the sea and through which the Akçay stream flows. Many ruins of the city such as water channels, city walls and sarcophagus tombs can be seen. In ancient times, ships could also pass through the river, which was turned into a channel by walls built along the riverbanks. You can reach the Olympos beach by walking about 1 km from the entrance of the ruins among the ruins of the ancient city.
Orange Pension Olimpos