Olympos Beach is named after the ancient city of Olympos. After visiting the ancient city, looking at the stone protrusions on the ground, watching the animals on the river, you realize that your feet have entered the sandy beach that merges with the sea.
When you look up, you see one of the best beaches in the world. Olympos Beach is in front of you with its wide and long sandy beach and clean sea.
The sea of Olympos is beautiful and pleasant to swim in. Especially the mountains on the sides give a beautiful atmosphere to Olympos. However, the bay you see does not only belong to Olympos, the other side of the coast is Çıralı Beach.
Olympos and Cirali beaches are side by side, there is no border between them. If you love nature, you can also explore Cirali. Cirali beach is home to an important beauty in nature.
Caretta caretta turtles come here regularly every year and lay their eggs. For this reason, it is forbidden to light a fire or use an umbrella on the beach.
Caretta caretta turtles are also known as Sini turtles. They feed on fish, crabs and other aquatic creatures and only come ashore to lay eggs.
For this reason, the Mediterranean coast has a very important infrastructure for the reproduction of Sini turtles. The beaches that are suitable for turtles, which are in danger of extinction due to the increasing number of human beings, have been taken under protection.
Caretta carettas that come to the beach bury their eggs in the holes they make in the sand at night. It is important for them to be at a point where they will not be affected by the tides of the sea.
They can lay 100 eggs at a time. After an incubation period of about 2 months, life on earth begins for the hatchlings. They pierce their eggs and climb on the sand like climbing a ladder, taking advantage of the sand entering the egg cavities.
During this period, there should be no light around baby turtles. Because the light attracts the hatchlings. Therefore, the delicate bodies of the hatchlings, which should reach the sea by sunrise, are exposed to sunlight or can be eaten by other creatures.
When you explore Çıralı, you may be interested in Yanartaş, an important source of natural gas. This source, which burns in summer and winter, attracts the attention of tourists.