Olympos was once one of the most celebrated cities of the Lycian League (a federation of Lycian cities that even after Roman domination were granted their freedom).
During the Roman period, Olympos was widely known as a cult site dedicated to the fire god Hephaistos (with a grand temple built in his honor at the site of the Chimaera).
There are also references in Plutarch to ritual feasts taking place here in honor of Mithras, the Persian god of light.
The romantic site of the ruins of ancient Olympos and the fascinating eternal flame of the Chimaera (called Yanartaş in Turkish) are both near the holiday villages of Olympos and Çıralı in the southern section of the park.
Both Olympos and Çıralı are places to kick back and take a rest from sightseeing, and the long shingle beach here, which runs between the two villages, is a major attraction for tourists.
How to ge to Olympos?
To enjoy a stress-free travel to Olympos, we present you convenient tours which offer round-trip transfers, departure transfers, airport and hotel transfers, etc. We also offer transport services from your hotel to any desired destination in and around Olympos.
Apart from the airport and hotel transfers we also present day trips and private transfers around the city.