Early departure from the hotel to Duden Waterfall. A magnificent park built around the Upper Düden waterfalls. Trails and bridges take you down, across, and behind the water-carved gorge, and there are many beautiful photo spots after cooling your body temperature and walking by the waterfall. After that, we will continue to the Mountain of Tahtali (Mount. Olympos). We will take a Cable Car, The journey from the lower station at 726 m to the summit station at 2,365 m takes about 10 minutes. On the way to the top, you are almost enchanted by the cedar and pine trees, especially in winter; the snow on the cedar trees creates a beautiful view.
When you reach the summit, all the Lycian cities are under your feet. Ancient towns such as Olympos, Cirali, Adrasan, Phaselis, and the geography of Lycia invite you on a journey in history; these historical cities are valuable mythological stories of history; they are experienced. At the top of the mountain, the viewing terraces, which have a viewing angle of 360° all around, meet the landscape view and clear mountain air—a unique opportunity for those interested in history and photography. Then we will drive to Phasalis’ ancient ruins; Phaselis is in the Olympos region. It is by the sea and is the only city in history that gave a golden crown to Alexander the Great. Phaselis city theater, bath, temple, Hadrian's gate, and aqueducts are well preserved with its three harbors and a magnificent natural beach. A magnificent treasure from the depths of history, ancient city ruins and beaches are magnificent.
The excellent integration of history and the sea, the general cleanliness, and the extraordinary nature of the region are like a painting. The cleanness and clarity of the water will conquer your heart, with its windless blue water stretching out to other bays like a sheet.
Free time for swimming into the historical harbor of Phasalis. Then lunch break by the river Ulupinar.Then We will drive to Olympos Ancient City; Hephaestus, the god of fire, was worshipped at Olympos, and the ruins of his shrine may be seen nearby. The site of the flame was linked to the city by a paved Roman road. The first substantial buildings were erected here during the Christian period. There are the remains of a Byzantine basilica whose walls bear some traces of fresco—free time for swimming at Olympos Beach. In the evening, drive to Cirali overnight.
After the dinner, drive to Cirali, The Turkish name for Olympus is Yanartas, 'burning stone.' This refers to a natural phenomenon known in antiquity as the Chimaera on the mountainside to the N of the city. On a slope c 250m above sea level, perpetual flames flicker and burn in a grey, rocky area. Probably produced by methane gas, they can not be extinguished with water. A flame will disappear for a few minutes if covered with soil, only to rekindle itself nearby. At night the mysterious lights are visible far out to sea.
Unsurprisingly, the ancients believed this phenomenon to be of supernatural origin. They called it the Chimaera after the fire-breathing beast that, according to legend, terrorized ancient Lycia. This composite creature had a lion's head and front, a goat's middle, and a snake at the back. Bellerophon; was tasked with killing it by lobates, king of Lycia. He dropped lead into its mouth. These melted and choked it. Then drive to a hotel in Cirali, overnight in Cirali or Adrasan.