The Olympos Coast Antalya
There is 30 km of coast with many hotels and restaurants between the villages of Adrasan and Olympos with Kumluca , a market town offering camel wrestling matches in late January, and has one of the fastest growing local economies in Turkey .Further along this dramatic coastline is Karaoz the last village and bay before reaching the cape of Gelidonya Burnu. Gelidonya Burnu, roughly 6.5km south of Karaöz, picking up the Lycian Trail and walking for approximately one hour, you will arrive at the picturesque lighthouse there, which was built by the French in 1936. Although uninhabited, the keeper cycles out from Karaöz to light the lamp every day at dusk.
Places to Visit in Olympos Coast
Adrasan and OlymposTake the Highway 400 from Kumluca, that twists up into the Beydaglari National Park with its outstanding pine forested ridges and steep bare cliffs. Hidden away at the canyon mouths and plunging toward the sea are two Lycian, fairly unspoiled, beach resorts Adrasan and Olympos / Cirali .
Five IslandsBeyond the cape are the Bes Adalar (Five Islands), these islands are treacherous shipping hazards and have caused many ship wrecks. Buses or taxis can only get about 3.5km along the dirt road leading from the pebbly beach towards the cape.
AdrasanAdrasan the peaceful beach resort, around 22km from Kumluca, lies within the borders of the Beydaglari National Park and because of this has helped to stem the flow of over development here. There is a bus from Antalya that goes directly there once a day arriving late afternoon and returning 0700 the next morning. A wide range of pansiyons, hotels and restaurants are available here. Boat trips go to Ceneviz Harbour (Limanı), a bay beyond Musa Mountain (Dağı) which is inaccessible by foot.
Ancient city of Side and the Temple of Athena
Aura Club Kemer
Mai Tai Beach Club Antalya
Zuga Beach Club Lara Antalya
Turkish Food Recipes
Chicken Pilaf - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Courgette Salad with Yogurt - Yogurt Mezes
Cabbage Rolls in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Lentils with Minced Meat - Legume Courses
Aubergine or Egg Plant Salad - Salads
Cocoa Cake - Cakes & Cookies