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Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

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Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

We have 2 boys aged 10 & 14. We want to go from Antalya to Olympos, Kas and other spots on the way to Fethiye. We have heard great things regarding Seakyaking over Kekova etc. What is the best way to do all of this? Should we hire a car or bus it? Any recommendations and experiences welcome.

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1. Re: Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

Bumping up because I am interested in replies to this query too.

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2. Re: Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

There are always many mix-ups between the village of Cirali and the village ( valley ) of Olympos. Here's a bit of clarification on the subject.

Cirali / Olympos is located approx. 80km southwest from Antalya. It is quiet and peaceful village perfect for families, nature lovers and for those wishing to get away from the mass touristic cities or towns.

First the beach of Olympos ( located in the village of Cirali ) is shared by both villages. There are two entrances to these villages located on the main highway between Antalya - Fethiye.

One entrance (Cirali) will bring you down into the village of after 7kms. Here you can reach the beach by car, mini-bus or by foot. Once on the beach ( 4kms long -secluded - clean ) you can walk into the entrance of the ancient city of Olympos visiting the ruins located on either side of the creek.

The second entrance on the main highway from Antalya is the entrance to the village of Olympos ( 12 kms from the main highway ), Cavus Koy, and Adrasan. Here in this village are more accomodations with treehouses, bugalows, pansiyons and small hotels as well.

Olympos is very famous for the '' treehouses'' and offers a bit of a different lifestyle that Cirali It tends to cater to more younger crowd or students including backpackers and budget accomodations. In Olympos there are more bars and discos where as Cirali caters to a quieter crowd with only a few local bars playing live turkish music.

To reach the beach from Olympos village one must walk through the ancient city of Olympos. Depending on where one is staying the walk to the beach can be a few minutes up to longer ranging from 800m - 3 or 4 kms. Staying in Olympos village to visit the flames at night there are group tours with mini-buses that travel back up to the main highway road ( 12km ) and then after 1 km down into the other entrance (Cirali - another 11kms down ). You can walk if you wish through Olympos and then along the beach for 4kms or more to visit the flames. Don't forget to bring your flashlight as the ancient city has no lights at night.

Also I would stop off at Ucagiz if you want to do any seakaying around the sunken city of Simena ( Kekova ) also you can try seakaying in the Cirali / Olympos bay.

I would recommend that you start in Antalya..stop off in Cirali..make your way to Kas and then on to Fethiye

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3. Re: Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

I should have also added you can do all of this either by bus ( public transportation ) or by car..if you have a car you will have more freedom to travel around but the bus system along the coast is very good..have a read here;

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g311312-i9908-k367…

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4. Re: Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

Thanks canmom;)

Do the buses travel with the same frequency all year round?

FT

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5. Re: Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

According to the current timetable - http://www.batiantalyatur.net/?&Bid=197681 - they run every half hour between Antalya and Kas. I guess in the winter they might do half the service? Every hour?

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6. Re: Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

If you like kayaking, there is sea kayaking at Gemiler beach, Kayaköy very close to Fethiye. In the summer there is night kayaking as well.

http://www.sevencapes.com/

Good luck!

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7. Re: Family travel from Antalya to Fethiye over 3 nights.

Providing you have a car, Üçağiz is the place to stay if you want to sea-kayak at Kekova. Read my review of the Onur Pension.

tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g297965-d6534…

We stayed there on a coastal trip between Antalya and Fethiye 3 years ago. We also stayed at Cirali and in Kas which has access to Kekova too.

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