A Travel Price Comparison for Turkey Antalya vs. Olympos for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Antalya or Olympos?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Should I visit Antalya or Olympos? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Antalya or Olympos?

Antalya

Antalya is the largest city along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and the eighth largest city in the country with over one million people in the metropolitan area. The city dates back to about 200 BC when it was settled by the Attalid Dynasty of Pergamon and soon conquered by the Romans. The city was ruled by several different groups and most recently was transferred to Italian suzerainty following World War I. It became part of Turkey following the War of Independence. The city has seen an influx of development in recent years and it has grown into a tourism mecca with more than 12 million visitors in 2014.

Olympos

Olympos was an ancient city in Lycia, situated in a river valley near the coast. Its ruins are located south of the modern town Cirali in the Kumluca district of Antalya Province, Turkey. An important Lycian city in the 2nd century BC, Olympos is more famous these days for being the beach resort of choice for backpackers. Staying in an Olympos 'tree house' at one of the dozen-or-so camps that line the path to the ruins and beach has long been the stuff of travel legend. The former hippy-trail hot-spot has been considerably renovated in past years and during summer can be pretty overcrowded. Olympos offers good value and an up-for-it party atmosphere in a lovely setting.

Which place is cheaper, Olympos or Antalya?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Antalya is $155, while the average daily cost in Olympos is $100. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Antalya and Olympos in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antalya $58
    Olympos $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antalya $116
    Olympos $90
Compare Hotels in Antalya and Olympos

Looking for a hotel in Antalya or Olympos? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Antalya


Hotels in Olympos


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Antalya Hotel Prices and Olympos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antalya $116
    Olympos $32

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antalya

Also for Antalya, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Lara Transfer - SUV: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Belek Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Serik Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Lara Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kundu Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Akdeniz Port Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Konyaalti Transfer - Limousine: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Konyaalti Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Antalya City Center Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kaleici Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) to Kundu Transfer - Bus/Coach: $295

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Olympos

Also for Olympos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Suluada Boat Tour From Antalya (Maldives of Turkey) with Lunch & Hotel Transfer: $20
  • Scuba Diving Tour in Kemer with Lunch and Transfer: $22
  • Scuba Diving Tour in Kemer with Lunch and Transfer: $40
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Kiriş & Çamyuva & Tekirova Resorts: $240
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Beldibi & Göynük & Kemer Resorts: $240
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Çıralı & Olympos & Adrasan Resorts: $299
  • Private Transfer From Beldibi / Göynük / Kemer / Kiriş To Antalya Airport: $91
  • Private Departure Transfer to Antalya Airport from Kemer: $82
  • Kemer to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $22
  • Kemer to Antalya Ariport (AYT) - Departure Private Transfer: $24
  • Kemer Suluada Boat Tour (Maldives of Turkey) With Hotel Transfer: $20
  • Kemer Pirate Boat Trip With Lunch & Free Hotel Transfer: $20

Is it cheaper to fly into Antalya or Olympos?

Prices for flights to both Olympos and Antalya change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Antalya $27
    Olympos $31

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antalya

For Antalya, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Pamukkalea and Salda Lake Tour with Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner: $37
  • Traditional Turkish Tastes at Antalya Food Tour: $47
  • Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner: $74
  • Full day trip to Pamukkale from Side with dinner: $105

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Olympos

For Olympos, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Olympos, Cirali, Chimera Night Tour with Dinner at Ulupinar : $33
  • Kemer Olympos & Yanartas Sunset Jeep Tour with Dinner: $35

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antalya $49
    Olympos $31

Tours and Activities in Antalya

For Antalya, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Antalya City Tour: $77
  • Full Day Green Canyon Boat Tour with Lunch Included: $61
  • Full-Day Adventure 3 in 1 activity from Antalya to Köprülü Canyon National Park: $53
  • Tour of waterfall (unıque): $72
  • !!!All inclusive Antalya city tour: $66
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya /w Cave Hotel & Balloon Ride: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Antalya With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour from Antalya: $50
  • 2 in 1 Tour in Antalya Rafting and Buggy Safari Tour with Lunch : $40
  • 3 in 1 Rafting Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure in Antalya: $38
  • 4-Hour Antalya Short Shopping Tour: $15
  • 4-Hour Guided Antalya Aquarium Tour : $80

Tours and Activities in Olympos

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Olympos.

  • Day Tour to Suluada by Boat : $15
  • 2 Days Cappadocia Tour From Kemer With Cave Hotel Overnight: $60
  • 2 Hour Olympos Cable Car Tour to Tahtali Mountains from Kemer: $66
  • 2-in-1 Canyoning and White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch From Kemer: $25
  • 9 Hours Rafting, Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure from Kemer: $38
  • Antalya Full-Day City Tour From Kemer With Cable Car : $30
  • Buggy Safari and Rafting Adventure from Kemer: $38
  • Canyoning and Rafting Tours from Kemer: $33
  • Cappadocia 2 Day Tour from Kemer: $82
  • Cappadocia 3 Day Tour from Kemer: $153
  • Demre Myra Tour with Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip From Kemer: $42
  • Full Day Phaselis and Tahtali Mountain Tour from Kemer: $93

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antalya $22
    Olympos $19


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antalya and Olympos, we can see that Antalya is more expensive. And not only is Olympos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Olympos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Olympos and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Antalya would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Antalya than you might in Olympos.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Antalya Expensive? and Is Olympos Expensive?.



When is the best time to visit Antalya or Olympos?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Antalya or Olympos in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Antalya and Olympos. The summer months attract visitors to Antalya because of the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Antalya is around the same temperature as Olympos. Typically, the summer temperatures in Antalya in July average around 28°C (83°F), and Olympos averages at about 27°C (80°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Olympos this time of the year. In Antalya, it's very sunny this time of the year. Antalya usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Olympos during summer. Antalya gets 376 hours of sunny skies, while Olympos receives 385 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Antalya usually receives less rain than Olympos. Antalya gets 3 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Antalya 28°C (83°F) 
    Olympos 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Olympos in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Antalya as well as Olympos. The hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Antalya this time of year.

In October, Antalya is generally around the same temperature as Olympos. Daily temperatures in Antalya average around 21°C (69°F), and Olympos fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Olympos. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Antalya this time of the year. In the autumn, Antalya often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Olympos. Antalya gets 251 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Olympos receives 249 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets more rain in October than Olympos. Antalya gets 70 mm (2.8 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Antalya 21°C (69°F) 
    Olympos 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Olympos in the Winter?

Both Olympos and Antalya are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Antalya for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Antalya is around the same temperature as Olympos in the winter. The daily temperature in Antalya averages around 11°C (51°F) in January, and Olympos fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

Antalya usually receives more sunshine than Olympos during winter. Antalya gets 161 hours of sunny skies, while Olympos receives 147 hours of full sun in the winter.

It's quite rainy in Antalya. In January, Antalya usually receives more rain than Olympos. Antalya gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Antalya 11°C (51°F) 
    Olympos 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Antalya or Olympos in the Spring?

Both Olympos and Antalya during the spring are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Antalya in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Antalya is around the same temperature as Olympos. Typically, the spring temperatures in Antalya in April average around 16°C (62°F), and Olympos averages at about 16°C (61°F).

In Olympos, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Antalya. In the spring, Antalya often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Olympos. Antalya gets 243 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Olympos receives 250 hours of full sun.

Antalya usually gets more rain in April than Olympos. Antalya gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Antalya 16°C (62°F) 
    Olympos 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Olympos and Antalya

Antalya Olympos
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 11°C (52°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 196 mm (7.7 in) 11°C (53°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 13°C (56°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 13°C (56°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 16°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 16°C (61°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
May 20°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 24°C (75°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 28°C (83°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 1 mm (0 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 24°C (75°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 21°C (69°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 20°C (68°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 134 mm (5.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 227 mm (8.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)