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

Should you visit Bodrum or Olympos?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Bodrum and Olympos can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Bodrum or Olympos?

Bodrum

Bodrum is a city on the Bodrum Peninsula, stretching from Turkey's southwest coast into the Aegean Sea. The city features twin bays with views of Bodrum Castle. This medieval fortress was built partly with stones from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, completed in the 4th century B.C. The city is also a gateway for nearby beach towns and resorts. Although more than a million tourists flock to its beaches, boutique hotels, trendy restaurants, and clubs each summer, the town of Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) never seems to lose its cool. More than any other Turkish seaside getaway, it has an enigmatic elegance that pervades it. The evocative castle and the ancient ruins around town also help keep Bodrum a discerning step above the rest.

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.

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Which place is cheaper, Olympos or Bodrum?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Bodrum is $92, while the average daily cost in Olympos is $95. 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 Bodrum and Olympos in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bodrum $48
    Olympos $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bodrum $96
    Olympos $86
Compare Hotels in Bodrum and Olympos

Looking for a hotel in Bodrum 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 Bodrum


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: Bodrum Hotel Prices and Olympos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bodrum $24
    Olympos $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bodrum

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

  • Private Transfer | BODRUM - IZMIR Airport: $293
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Kusadasi Hotels: $201
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Marmaris Hotels: $196
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Akyaka Hotels: $173
  • Transfer From Bodrum Milas Airport to Kusadasi: $130
  • Transfer From Bodrum Milas Airport to Soke (Söke): $125
  • Bodrum Akyarlar Hotels to Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers: $125
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Kadikalesi Hotels: $114
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Akyarlar Hotels: $109
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Bodrum Airport to Marmaris Hotels: $109
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Yaliciftlik Hotels: $103
  • Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers to Yalikavak Hotels: $103

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Olympos

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

  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Çıralı & Olympos & Adrasan Resorts: $299
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Beldibi & Göynük & Kemer Resorts: $240
  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Kiriş & Çamyuva & Tekirova Resorts: $240
  • Two Days Tour to Cappadocia with HB Hotel & Transfer from Kemer: $192
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Camyuva Hotels: $98
  • Private Transfer From Beldibi / Göynük / Kemer / Kiriş To Antalya Airport: $91
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Kiris Hotels: $81
  • Antalya Camyuva Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $81
  • Antalya Kiris Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $81
  • Antalya Beldibi Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $65
  • Kemer Horse Safari Experience With Free Hotel Transfer: $50
  • Kemer Pirate Boat Tour with BBQ Lunch & Roundtrip Transfer: $47

Is it cheaper to fly into Bodrum or Olympos?

Prices for flights to both Olympos and Bodrum 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
    Bodrum $24
    Olympos $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bodrum

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

  • Cooking Class in Authentic Etrim Village: $43
  • Christmas Dinner at Karnas Vineyards: $103
  • Farmers Market visit & Turkish Cooking Class: $125
  • Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class: $128
  • Bodrum Vineyard Tour with Dinner and Wine Pairing: $128
  • Food and Wine pairing Dinner at Karnas Vineyards Bodrum: $130
  • 3-Hour Private Sunset Boat Tour With Dinner in Bodrum: $184
  • Private Sunset Boat Tour in Bodrum With Dinner: $220
  • Shore Excursions - Istanbul by Night: Turkish Food Tour: $251
  • Private Vineyard Tour with Dinner Under the Stars in Karnas: $290
  • From Private Sunset Boat Tour with Dinner & Swimming: $319
  • Private Sunset Boat Tour with Dinner: $368

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.
    Bodrum $31
    Olympos $29

Tours and Activities in Bodrum

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

  • 2 Hours Private Sightseeing and Walking Tour in Bodrum: $106
  • A Breathtaking Pamukkale Day Tour from Bodrum: $276
  • All Inclusive Private BODRUM to Ephesus, Mary's House, Lunch Tour: $299
  • Boat tour: Bodrum Private Boat Tour for Cruise Customers: $800
  • Bodrum ↔ Gulf of Gökova | Cabin Charter Cruise: $938
  • Bodrum Black island Tour: $26
  • Bodrum Buggy Safari Tours: $57
  • Bodrum City Sightseeing Walk: $149
  • Bodrum City Tour: 5-Hour Private Excursion with Lunch: $253
  • Bodrum City Walking Morning Sightseeing Tour: $212
  • Bodrum Fullday Private Tour with Licenced Guide & Dlx Van: $145
  • Bodrum Jeep Safari Tour: $80

Tours and Activities in Olympos

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

  • 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 3 Day Tour from Kemer: $151
  • Demre Myra Tour with Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip From Kemer: $36
  • Full Day Demre Myra Kekova Culture Tour from Kemer with Lunch: $79
  • Full Day Rafting Experience From Kemer: $20
  • Full-day Boat Tour from Kemer with Lunch and Foam Party: $33
  • Goynuk Canyon Tour with Entrance Ticket: $25

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bodrum $14
    Olympos $18


When comparing the travel costs between Bodrum and Olympos, we can see that Olympos is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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



When is the best time to visit Bodrum 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 Bodrum or Olympos in the Summer?

Both Olympos and Bodrum are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In July, Bodrum is generally around the same temperature as Olympos. Daily temperatures in Bodrum average around 27°C (81°F), and Olympos fluctuates around 27°C (80°F).

In July, Bodrum usually receives less rain than Olympos. Bodrum gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bodrum 27°C (81°F) 
    Olympos 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Bodrum or Olympos in the Autumn?

Both Olympos and Bodrum during the autumn are popular places to visit.

Bodrum is around the same temperature as Olympos in the autumn. The daily temperature in Bodrum averages around 19°C (66°F) in October, and Olympos fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

Bodrum usually gets more rain in October than Olympos. Bodrum gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bodrum 19°C (66°F) 
    Olympos 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Bodrum or Olympos in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Bodrum and Olympos.

In the winter, Bodrum is cooler than Olympos. Typically, the winter temperatures in Bodrum in January average around 10°C (50°F), and Olympos averages at about 11°C (52°F).

Bodrum gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Bodrum usually receives more rain than Olympos. Bodrum gets 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bodrum 10°C (50°F) 
    Olympos 11°C (52°F)

Should I visit Bodrum or Olympos in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Bodrum as well as Olympos.

In April, Bodrum is generally around the same temperature as Olympos. Daily temperatures in Bodrum average around 15°C (59°F), and Olympos fluctuates around 16°C (61°F).

Bodrum usually gets more rain in April than Olympos. Bodrum gets 32 mm (1.3 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bodrum 15°C (59°F) 
    Olympos 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Olympos and Bodrum

Bodrum Olympos
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 149 mm (5.9 in) 11°C (52°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 10°C (50°F) 103 mm (4.1 in) 11°C (53°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 15°C (59°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
May 19°C (67°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 20°C (68°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Jun 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 1 mm (0 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 1 mm (0 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 23 mm (0.9 in) 24°C (75°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 19°C (66°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 14°C (58°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 164 mm (6.5 in) 13°C (55°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)