Om oldtidsbyen Olympos ved Kemer

 

Unblinking flame very near to it in Lykia and Hephaestus culture concerning this makes the city very famous in ancient history.
However after AC. 3rd century piracy has started again and continuous depredations and attacks made the city pooper.

Fortified castles were constructed by Venice, Genoese and Rhodes chevaliers in Olimpos within this period. It was left completely after 15th century.
City was established over the two sides of a river flowing to the sea. River was a channel and landing deck during ancient times in order to provide transportation.

Olympos is the mountain of mythological Gods. Olympos is the mountain of Zeus, God of Gods, and Gods come together on it and make decisions. There are unblinking flames on this mountain.

You can watch any kind of view that will satisfy your needs from the foothill of Tahtali Mountain that you can reach after 8km mountain road from Tekirova. Phaselis, Olimpos and Yanartas ?irali complete this beautiful landscape.

South Necropolis

The South necropolis is positioned on the banks of the south Akcay Creek. 

The tour-path, beginning at the necropolis is likely to have been used in a similar way in the Ancient Era.

A total of 354 tombs have been identified in the west section, which has a layout of barrel-vaulted tombs of its upper area are mostly two storied. A total 56 tombs have been identified theatre. 

The closeness of the tombs to the theatre suggests a connection with the ceremonial rites of Dionysus performed here. South necropolis is dated between 1st-3rd century A.D.


Byzantine Olympos, as observed in many other Lycian towns, was not averse to using the necropolis, the lands of the Dead; on the contrary, the necropolis was turned into an area of particularly dense habitation. The presence of churches there suggests that Roman tombs were later used for Christian intermed.

Sarcophagus.

The sarcophagus of Antiachos is on the North Necropolis. The lid form is Lykia type. The reliefs are carved on the chest. The corner plasters on the front and short faces of the chest. There is a pseudo-door on the short face of the chest.


It is symbolic door which means a door goes to the Hedes (Underworld). There is family tree carved on the corner plaster. The means of the family tree is eternity. The family tree motive is began from 3rd Thousand B.C. The sarcophagus is dated to between the middle and last quarter of the 2nd century A.D.


The Beach

The beach is more than 3,2 km long, and is today an important place for sea turtles that every year come to lay their eggs on the beach.