Olympos Antik Kenti B

Olympus Ancient City

The ancient city of Olympus was the Lycian settlement of Kumluca District in the west of Antalya.

Most of the city's surviving ruins are covered with trees and shrubs in the forest and belong to the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

The other visible structure of the city is the temple gate, located 150 meters west of the river mouth. It is also understood from the sculptural pedestal on the doorstep that it was made in the name of Roman Emperor Markus Aurelius (IS 172–173), from the architectural pieces belonging to a small temple in the Ionic order.

The ancient city, which witnessed many historical events, is also thought to have spent the winter months in Phaselis, a port city adjacent to Olympos, during the first years of Alexander the Great's conquests, and according to some historians, he visited the city of Olympos.

In addition, the ruins of the Roman-built bathhouse, which attract attention with its location close to the port in the southern part of the ancient city, indicate that it dominates the sea traffic and surrounding ports in the port city of Olympus. The Byzantine Church complex on the slopes of the south of the ancient city and the depiction of ship graffiti with root paint in cistern depict the events of the Byzantine period port.

Bungalow houses surrounded by orange trees, pomegranate trees, pear trees can be accommodated and many businesses in different styles have recently been opened. Businesses offering camp-shaped tent accommodations are also available near the beach.

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