Olympos Beach

Turquoise Coast

For most visitors, the superb 4km-long sand-and-shale beach is the main attraction. Entrance is free from the Çıralı end, whereas at the Olympos end you have to access it from the Olympos ruins and thus pay.

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1. Olympos Ruins

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2. Chimaera

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3. Phaselis

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4. Arykanda

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5. Myra

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6. Church of St Nicholas

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