Travel Blogs from Olympos, Turkey

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From Sea to Tree, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

From Sea to Tree

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... and I am endeavoring to get a load of pictures up tonight. Tonight Jan and I are staying  in a tree house in Olympos Turkey - seems to be all the rage here....sounded better than it looks.  We will definitely miss sleeping under the stars ...

Treehouses, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Treehouses

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... . There are hundreds - even thousands - of sites to visit and anyone who is really keen could spend months in the area. Olympos is an ancient Lycian city dating back to the 2nd century BC that was vacated when the crusades came through in the Middle ...

Club 'Med', Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Club 'Med'

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... have definitely spent more time here! Making our way southeast, we stopped to check out 'Chimaera' at the city of Olympos. According to Greek mythology, the Lycian hero Bellapheron and his winged horse Pegasus slay the Chimaera (a fire breathing ...

Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Olympos and the flaming Chimaera, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos and the flaming Chimaera

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... at the entrance could be used as piers, which would have made life pretty easy for both traders and travellers that visited Olympos. Sweet. Around 80 BC a pirate captain called Zeniketes conquered the town and used it along with the myriad of nameless ...

Chapter 46: The Sunken City, and Chimaera Flames, Fethiye/Kas/Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Chapter 46: The Sunken City, and Chimaera Flames

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... . On Thursday I hopped on the 3-hour bus to Olympos and set myself up in a dorm at Kadir's Treehouses, the original Olympos backpacker's haunt. It's a steal, at 15,000,000TL ($10) per night including all meals. The place is rambling, eccentric, and ...

Apple shisha in a treehouse, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Apple shisha in a treehouse

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... . We drove along these hills with the fantastic blue and turquoise color of the Mediterranean on the right. Soon enough we were in Olympos. This is definitely one of the most relaxed, chilled-out places I have ever been. It is basically a dirt road where ...

The Turqoise coast, Kas and Olympos, Turkey travel blog

The Turqoise coast

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... Ramadan fast day which gave it an authentic Turkish village feel. We left Kas and headed further up the coast to Olympos and Cirali. Olympos has another National Park turtle beach and another ruined city. The site is very impressive with a mountain ...

Gods and Monsters, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Gods and Monsters

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... coming over to meet me for a week, and I couldn't wait to see her again. Plus, I'd heard a few stories about Olympos, this idyllic backpacker haven nestled amid ruins on the Mediterranean coast, and it sounded like just the escape from backpacking that I ...

Olympos games, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos games

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... gone so long without interacting with many western travellers, it feels strange to be suddenly surrounded by them. The Olympos Beach is a twenty minute walk from the main road, through the now indiscernible Roman ruins alongside a ...

No Greeks In This Olympos.., Olympos, Turkey travel blog

No Greeks In This Olympos..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... three. We've also come to Olympos to catchup with a couple we also met in Istanbul, the lovely Ben and Helen from Sydney. Olympos is a funny little spot. It seems to be one of the last real backpacker hangouts in Turkey but has also become a big ...

Magical flames burning in the rocks!, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Magical flames burning in the rocks!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... sightseeing and doing all the touristy stuff, we thought we would spend a couple days just relaxing and swimming.  We headed to Olympos which is famous for the tree house accommodations.  Well, its not really a tree house, but its right next to ...

Turkey Beautiful Coast, Olympos, Kas, Turkey travel blog

Turkey Beautiful Coast

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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A combined Barrett and Tina contribution: After Cappodochia we bussed overnight to Olympos, a tree house establishment in a beauitiful valley with forests, snow capped mountains resembling Lake Rotoiti in NZ and a coastline exactly like Kaikoura ...

Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... volcanic rock. Today we are going down to the beach where there are some ruins as well, and tonight we are going up Mount Olympos and visiting a site called Chimeara, this is known for the gas leaking out of the rocks and igniting when it hits the air ...

The Olympic flame, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

The Olympic flame

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... it. Our dinners came, Jewls pasta arrived, no pesto though, just four cloves of garlic !!!!! We set off the next morning to get to Olympos. Upon arriving, we once again set our tents up and then went for a swim and walked around the old ruins, long since ...

Left olympos with michael and kylie and we ..., Olympos to antakya to syria, Turkey travel blog

Left olympos with michael and kylie and we ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Left Olympos with Michael and Kylie and we got a bus to Antalya together. They are heading back to Istanbul to get a connection to Canada. I caught a 14hr over night bus to Antakya to get into Syria on the 1th. Got offered somewhere to stay in Sydney ...

Bailed out of fethiye early and have ..., Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Bailed out of fethiye early and have ...

A travel blog entry by gdrenfrew

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Bailed out of Fethiye early and have arrived in Olympos which sticks out of the south coast of Turkey near um, I can't remember where. Anyway check a map. Michael and Kylie and I are still together and we stayed at the Orange treehouses which was ...

What an interesting couple of days..., Olympos, Turkey travel blog

What an interesting couple of days...

A travel blog entry by ragowski

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... loud music and you get one epic 10m tall dancing silhouette show for any boats in the bay. I’d say that night, the rest of Olympos, you missed out. At around 3am we called it quits and tried not to wake anyone in camp on our return, were possibly a ...

up in the trees..., Olympos, Turkey travel blog

up in the trees...

A travel blog entry by mkosmack

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There had to be a hiccup eventually... So İ have at last arrived at Kadir's here in Olympos on the southern coast of Turkey...İve been travelling with four aussies for the past week or so...The boat trip was fantastic though we ran to a little ...

Sand, Sea, Shrubs and Flames at Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Sand, Sea, Shrubs and Flames at Olympos

A travel blog entry by andrew_leesia

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... that separated the two sides to find the amphitheatre and roman baths. Unfortunately there isn’t much information available on the Olympos ruins, never-the-less it’s a beautiful site and I would highly recommend that you dedicate some time to ...

Beardy Boy, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Beardy Boy

A travel blog entry by chrishailstone

I always find it an interesting experience when I grow my facial hair. For the second time in my life I have found myself "cultivating" a beard of sorts (having had a rebillious and somewhat scraggly teenage goatee in my early University days). This time ...

Olympos: The Pause to Refresh, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Olympos: The Pause to Refresh

A travel blog entry by oldrover

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Olympos: It's a place "to each his or her own." Some to recreate (lay on the beach, swim, party, while away the day in chat), some to . . . . well, in my case, to center for some excursions, to rest, to catch up on my way arrears blog. So, more to follow ...

Life in a tree, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Life in a tree

A travel blog entry by chris.cesca

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... the camp. After another amazing dinner we went on an excursion to the Chimaera Flames. These natural flames have been buring on Mount Olympos for centuries with many a story made up as to how and why they are there. One of the oldest stories is from ...

The secret backpacker valley utopia, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

The secret backpacker valley utopia

A travel blog entry by baggagewhores

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Boat landed in Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Boat landed in Olympos

A travel blog entry by dmckinnon

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... a few old castles from the middle ages. I could picture pirate ships coming thru there and having a little battle. We landed in Olympos yesterday and were bussed to a camping in tree houses place. That place reminded me of camping in Washington, so I ...

Easy in Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Easy in Olympos

A travel blog entry by justin

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... and castle vıllage. its really been a good tıme and the people ive met are unforgetable. we arrıved ın olympos yesterday and the hostel ım staying in is this strange community of backpackers and expats living in this wooden village of bungalows ...

Sulcuk to Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Sulcuk to Olympos

A travel blog entry by ants

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... ) and a couple of quiets after a scramble up the gorge. Yesterday was a drive day with only a short stop for lunch and a shop in Kos. We in Olympos now some more ruins and a relaxing day at the beach. Gotta fly so more latter Cy and ...

Our trip to Olympos, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Our trip to Olympos

A travel blog entry by cotafamily4

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... can still handle the challenges of traveling, but does not want to take crowded buses... we love this car... arrived at Mount Olympos... breathtaking... took a snake of a hill road down, down, down to the coastal town of, you guessed it... Olympos... ...

Eternal Flames....., Olympos, Turkey travel blog

Eternal Flames.....

A travel blog entry by krupnicksgo

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Hello its Katie, Last night after we stopped for a cup of Turkısh tea, we hiked up to the Eternal Flames, after a day on  the beach and in the ruins. The hike up was pretty short, only about 20 minutes to get up to them. The first thing I saw were ...

OLYMPOS!, Olympos, Turkey travel blog

OLYMPOS!

A travel blog entry by aarondewitt

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... hotels, just 'treehouses', where are like cabin/pensions.  hidden through the forest are the ruins of the city of Olympos, which dates from late Hellenistic and Roman times.  there are walls, churches, temples and sarcophagi mignling with trees, ...

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