The neighboring hamlets of Olimpos and Çirali, on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast southwest of Antalya, are known for a pristine little beach, a pine forest full of tumbledown marble temples, tree house-hotels, and the Chimera, natural flames springing from the rock that have burned ceaselessly for millennia.
Located 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast not far from Phaselis, Olimpos and Çirali are set 7 km (4 miles) off the highway among pines, citrus orchards and farmers’ fields. A little stream flows through a rocky gorge and reaches the Mediterranean at a beautiful beach.
The hamlets of Olimpos and Çirali are side by side behind Olimpos Beach, and you can walk along the beach from one to the other in 15 minutes, but the narrow roads that reach them from the highway are entirely different.

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