Olympos Coastal National Park, home to scattered Roman ruins and a picturesque beach, is the site that inspired a number of legends of Greek mythology, most notably the Chimera. Olympos' name is derived from Mount Olympus, a site which more than 20 mountains now hold claim. A short hike from Olympos beach, is Mount Chimera, located in the ancient region of Lycia. Referred to as Yanartaş today, the area features a number of vents spread that spew methane gas, and subsequently fire.
Aspendos is known to be one of the best-preserved Roman theater in the world. Renowned for its spectacular acoustics, the 2,000 year-old venue still attracts music lovers every year to operas and classical music concerts. Come, experience a performance in this historical setting.
The ancient city of Aphrodisias was named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. The city never recovered after an earthquake hit, in the century. A short drive from Geyre will get you to the beautiful ruins today.
Harran, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, has played an important role as a gateway to Mesopotamia. Its unique charm and mystery will transport you in time as you stroll through one of the earliest universities and mosques!
Originally built as a church, the Chora Museum offers an impressive collection of mosaics and frescos, portraying mainly the lives and miracles surrounding Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary. This is truly one of the best museums in İstanbul!