Olympos & Phaselis Tour


TOUR OVERVIEW

We explore Lycian shores including spectacular ancient sites.This is a great opportunity to escape from the heat of Antalya to refreshing turquoise water on a day tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Olympos- Visit the city of pirates

Phaselis-Enjoy your swim in the ancient harbours

Chimera-See the eternal flames

TOUR ITINERARY

In the morning first we drive to Phaselis.Founded by Rhodians in 700 B.C,Phaselis has always been an alluring city throughout history.After Greeks and Persians,it was Alexander the Great who conquered the city and based here all winter.We stroll around remains such as bath,agora and theatre before having a swim break in the ancient harbour .We continue to a local fish restaurant for lunch.After lunch we have an optional hike up to eternal flames of Chimera.Having been in existence for 3 thousand years,its thought to be the first torch of Olympic games.Then we spend afternoon at Olympos.It was one of the six leading cities of Lycian League which is considered as the first democratic union.Owing to its location Olympos becomes a stronghold of pirates and is dismissed from the league.City is divided by Akçay river which was navigable for trade ships, remains are scattered both sides of the river.Olympos beach is one of the nesting spots of Caretta Caretta loggerhead sea turtles.After city exploration,we have a chance to dip into turquois water before we head back to the hotel.

TRIP INFORMATION

Includes

Lunch,air conditioned bus,English speaker lecienced tour guide,passenger insurance,enterance fees at the sites written in the itinerary.

Excludes

Drinks,gratitudes for tour staff,personal expenses.

Tour staff

Tour guide and driver.

Season

Best in spring,autumn and summer.Can be run in winter upon request.

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