Olympos River

Tell you the truth, I have no idea what this river is actually called, I tried to zoom in to it on the map but it didn’t even show it, so I just called it Olympos River, because it is going straight through the Olympos ruins in Cirali Turkey. This is the same place as my prior couple posts, Crystal Waters of Mediterranean and the Roman Ruins.

This summer we vacationed in Turkey at the Renaissance Resort near Antalya. I rented a car at the Antalya airport and had flexibility to move around, not like the rest of the guests at that resort (about this in one of my future posts). One day we decided to drive south-west and see the Roman ruins in Olympos, it was about 90 minute easy drive from the resort. I think we had to pay about $2 to get into the ruins area and additional couple bucks to park, not expensive. As you drive to the ruins entrance you’ll pass many budget hostels and a lot of interesting looking restaurants. There are a lot of resorts for budget travelers around there, I think a lot of young (college young, hehe, I’m starting to feel my 40+ age) Europeans are flocking down there for some good time and beautiful beaches. Cool place to visit, that is for sure.


12 thoughts on “Olympos River

  1. Renting a car is always a great idea. It’s a bit intimidating going around somewhere you don’t know, but the freedom and adventures that it brings are worth the uncertainty in the beginning. I love your stories and photos!

  2. We spent a lot of time snapping away at this river and at the ruins. Cirali, right next door, was one of the better places we stayed in Turkey – nice and quiet

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