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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  • If you come from Adrason on the Lykia trail, you can get to the complex completely free of charge and legally;)
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  • I admire every frame of the Olympus as a history lover, a place that was built on the shore of the Sea of Olympus, a wonderful ancient city that even a time when pirates had the hand. You have to go to a place where you need to be a one-trouble vehicle or you can get there with tours.
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  • A bit of a disappointment after all that one had heard about the history of the olympos. Dilapidated ruins with little explanation of what they are.  more »
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  • Amazing ruins very well conserved.
  • Great historical place near outstanding beach. Must see if you're in Antalya. There is lot to say about it but it's better to read before go there
  • Had a great time climbing around all the ruins.
  • Just get lost in forest and see all the ruins and end up in the beach. I strongly recommend to climb the hill where old fortress was and see the beach from the top. (Might be dangerous so professional climbers only)
  • Amazing historic city, in a really atmospheric location. Can feel a bit busy, with people walking between Olympos village/shantytown and the beach.
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