An important Lycian city in the 2nd century BC, Olympos is more famous these days for being the beach resort of choice for backpackers. Staying in an Olympos 'tree house' at one of the dozen-or-so camps that line the 1.5km-long track along the valley down to the ruins and beach has long been the stuff of travel legend. The former hippy-trail hot-spot has gentrified considerably in past years and during summer can be pretty overcrowded and institutionalised.
Love it or hate it, Olympos still offers good value and an up-for-it party atmosphere in a lovely setting. Just remember that 'tree house' is a misnomer; most huts are very firmly on the ground. If you plan on staying, don't forget to bring enough cash to last your visit, as there is no ATM or bank in Olympos.