Olympos Ruins, Olympos

Nestled in a dense forest of oleanders, wild figs, and bay trees, Olympos Ruins 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 Ruins and other attractions to your Olympos trip itinerary using our Olympos tour planning app .
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  • We visited this place during a stay in Cirali. We walked along the beach, the ticket hut was actually not in use so this was free for us. Wonderful evocative ruins and well explained on the signs. We ...  more »
  • You can follow the signage to see the ruins but there are also smaller paths through the forest. We were able to follow a path and get to the top of the old castle wall. The views were spectacular and...  more »
  • We went with my parents in Ramadan. The ruins are really very nice. Clean running water from freezing. Most of the ruins were destroyed but the remaining and new excavations. If you get from the grocery store in the entry will receive a drink by the sea is expensive. Sea is very beautiful. A nice place for vacation on Mount Olympus.
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  • Lovely place to explore a bit and quite a lot of ruins to see. Right next to a great beach and some eateries. Remember to bring water.
  • Sea view and good for people with love for histroy!
  • It must have been a beautiful place to live in the ancient days.
  • Beautiful place
  • Favorite place to camp!

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