Olympos - flames and canoyning

Olympos Travel Blog

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Leaving fairly early in the morning from Kaş to go to Olympos. A small town along the coast. I got there around lunch time and relaxed a bit the rest of the day going down to the sea to check out the water - it was wet and warm as expected.


After dark it was time to go and se the attraction of the place Mount Olympos - which has absolutely nothing to do with the famous mountain in Greece the home of the gods. The reason to go to Mount Olympus after dark is to see the eternal flames which come out of the ground on the mountainsides. Several places along the top of the mountain there are small fires coming out of the ground must be gas coming up and then just burning continuously. It's a cool thing to see and a good way of killing a couple of hours in the evening - it will help to reduce excess alcohol consumption while travelling at least temporarily.


The next day it was time to do something active for a day instead of just travelling. It had to involve water considering the heat wave in Turkey. Diving would be an option but since I would be at the Red Sea later it would make some sense to save the money for that - especially since there where no options to go diving on a site of some ancient ruins from the Greek or Roman era. Instead the choice became a canoyning trip through one of the local rivers - it was quite nice to spend a day wandering through the river halfway cover in the water most of the time.

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