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

Should you visit Cappadocia or Olympos?

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

Should I visit Cappadocia 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: Cappadocia or Olympos?


Cappadocia is in Central Anatolia, between the mountains Erciyes, Melendiz and Hasan. It is famous for its underground cities, fairy chimneys, and caves. The landscape of the area is some of the most unique you'll ever see. The fairy chimneys are bizarrely shaped rock outcroppings that have evolved from the unique geography in the area. There are hiking trails through the series of valleys that make up the area. It's a great place to explore for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours from Istanbul, The Best 2-Week Tours from Istanbul, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Antalya, and The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Turkey.

Which place is cheaper, Olympos or Cappadocia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cappadocia is $150, while the average daily cost in Olympos is $94. 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 Cappadocia and Olympos in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cappadocia $52
    Olympos $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cappadocia $104
    Olympos $84
Compare Hotels in Cappadocia and Olympos

Looking for a hotel in Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia

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: Cappadocia Hotel Prices and Olympos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cappadocia $50
    Olympos $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cappadocia

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

  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride 18-24 Person with Transfer | Çat: $262
  • Private Transfer from Cappadocia to Antalya : $213
  • Cappadocia Package Tour withTransfers + 1 Night Hotel,1 Day Tour: $191
  • Cappadocia Balloon Ride with Breakfast, Champagne and Transfers: $190
  • Double Tour with Airport Transfer : $174
  • Transfer from Kayseri and Nevsehir Airport Cappadocia mercedes for 16 people: $162
  • Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Nevşehir or Kayseri Airport (private): $148
  • Nevsehir Airport to Cappadocia Hotel Private Transfer: $148
  • Private Transfer from Cappadocia Hotels to Kayseri Erkilet Airport (ASR): $141
  • Private Transfers Kayseri Erkılet Airport to/from Cappadocia Region: $131
  • Private Transfers Nevşehir Airport to/from Cappadocia Region: $131
  • Cappadocia Hotel: Private Transfer to Kayseri Airport: $131

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Olympos

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

  • Private Transfers Between Antalya Airport - Kiriş & Çamyuva & Tekirova Resorts: $240
  • Two Days Tour to Cappadocia with HB Hotel & Transfer from Kemer: $190
  • Land of Legends Themepark Entrance Ticket & Transfer from Kemer: $118
  • 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: $82
  • Antalya Kiris Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $82
  • Antalya Beldibi Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $65
  • Kemer Horse Safari Experience With Free Hotel Transfer: $50
  • Kemer Jeep Safari With Free Hotel Transfer & Lunch: $40
  • Scuba Diving Tour in Kemer with Lunch and Transfer: $40
  • Kemer Horse Riding Experience with Transfer: $39

Is it cheaper to fly into Cappadocia or Olympos?

Prices for flights to both Olympos and Cappadocia 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 Meals for one day
    Cappadocia $49
    Olympos $29
Typical Food Prices in Cappadocia

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Cappadocia:

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Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cappadocia

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

  • Cappadocia Turkish Night With Unlimited Drinks And Dinner: $30
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show in Cave Restaurant with Dinner: $35
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night wTransfer,Dinner &Unlimited Drinks: $39
  • Dinner with traditional dance shows in cave restaurants: $53
  • Turkish Night Show in Cave Restaurant with Dinner and Transfer: $54
  • Turkish Night with Dinner and Unlimited Drinks İn the Rock Cave: $58
  • Cappadocia Turkish Night Show with dinner, unlimited alcohol: $59
  • Cappadcia Traditional Turkish Night Show and Dinner : $62
  • Turkish Night Unlimited Drinks & Dinner in Cappadocia: $63
  • 3 Hours Turkish Night Show with Dinner: $64
  • Cappadocian cooking - hands-on class with pickup: $64
  • Romantic Cappadocia Private Sunset Dinner With Wild Food : $71

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Olympos

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

  • Suluada Island Boat Tour Sunset BBQ Dinner & Transfer from Kemer: $29
  • Kemer Olympos & Yanartas Sunset Jeep Tour with Dinner: $30
  • Kemer Olympos & Yanartas Sunset Jeep Tour with Dinner: $35

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cappadocia $94
    Olympos $29
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cappadocia

For Cappadocia, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Underground City Entrance for Two
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two
  • Horseback Riding for Two
  • Cappadocia Driving Tour
  • Goreme Museum Entrance Fee
  • Whirling Dervishes Show
  • Turkish Bath
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Goreme open air museum
  • Bellydancing Show

Tours and Activities in Cappadocia

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

  • Cappadocia ATV Tour: $36
  • Cappadocia ATV safari & adventures : $55
  • Cappadocia Sunset Horseback Riding Tour 2 Hours: $71
  • Cappadocia relax tour car and driver: $131
  • North Cappadocia ( Red Tour ): $71
  • Private Day Tour Natural Beauties of Cappadocia and Underground Caves: $283
  • "Cinema Night in Outdoor or Cave Experience": $72
  • 1 Hour ATV Tour: $27
  • 1 Hour Atv-Quad Tour in Goreme | Cappadocia : $22
  • 1, 2 or 3 Days Private Cappadocia Tour Best Seller: $250
  • 2 Hour Cappadocia Jeep Safari Tour: $101
  • 2 Hour Cappadocia Private Classic Car Tour: $128

Tours and Activities in Olympos

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

  • 2 Day Kemer Cappadocia Tour With Cave Hotel Overnight: $48
  • 9 Hours Rafting, Buggy Safari and Zipline Adventure from Kemer: $38
  • Adrasan Suluada Island Boat Tour with Lunch & Swimming: $27
  • 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: $98
  • Demre Myra Tour with Kekova Sunken City Boat Trip From Kemer: $36
  • Full Day Demre Myra Kekova Culture Tour from Kemer with Lunch: $78
  • Full Day Rafting Experience From Kemer: $20
  • Full Day Tour in Kekova, Myra & St Nicholas from Kemer: $125
  • Full-day Boat Tour from Kemer with Lunch and Foam Party: $33

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cappadocia $18
    Olympos $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Cappadocia

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cappadocia:

  • Cappadocia Nightlife Experience: Bar and Pub Crawl Tour: $32
  • Wine tasting in Cappadocia: $64
  • Full-day Cappadocia Tour with wine tasting and clay shaping : $90
  • Wine Tasting and Sunset in Cappadocia: $196

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cappadocia and Olympos, we can see that Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cappadocia 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 Cappadocia Expensive? and Is Olympos Expensive?.