Olympos Archeological Site, Olympos

Must see · Ruin · Historic Site
Nestled in a dense forest of oleanders, wild figs, and bay trees, Olympos Archeological Site represents the times of knights and pirate sieges. Rising to prominence in the 2nd century BCE, the town was successively ruled by the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians. Riches and art flourished here until pirates brought death and poverty in the 3rd century CE, after which the site served as a fortress. In the 15th century it was finally abandoned. Walk through the remains of this great city and find millennia-old marks of ancient civilizations like darnel-covered walls, sculptures, and sarcophagi. Add Olympos Archeological Site and other attractions to your Olympos trip itinerary using our Olympos tour planning app.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »

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