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Olimpos Beach

Listed under Beaches in Aegean Region, Turkey.

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A pine forest lines the back of this beach, in which is hidden the ruins of an ancient temple - marble pillars are scattered between the trees. The mythological feel of the beach continues up the hill, where you can see the natural flames of Yanartaş once thought to be the home of the Chimera. Even the accommodation options go farther than the norm – you can stay in a tree house camp. Behind that there are fields and orchards fed by a little stream which carves though a deep gorge.

But the matter at hand must be the beach itself – towards the water's edge are pale rocks but higher up there's softer sand. The water is bright, pale blue and the rocky valley surrounding it makes it an impressive place to arrive by boat.

There are no ATMs here but some of the tree houses have an internet connection.

Written by  Sally Saesons Says.

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