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

Should you visit Diyarbakir or Olympos?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Diyarbakir and Olympos. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Diyarbakir or Olympos?


Diyarbakır is the largest city in Southeastern Turkey, located on the banks of Tigris River, which is one of two great rivers of the Middle East. The city is known especially for its old city, housed within ancient fortress walls that have been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within this fortress is a glimpse into the city's ancient history and traditional customs that remain alive today.


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 Diyarbakir?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Diyarbakir is $123, 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 Diyarbakir and Olympos in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Diyarbakir $81
    Olympos $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Diyarbakir $162
    Olympos $90
Compare Hotels in Diyarbakir and Olympos

Looking for a hotel in Diyarbakir 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 Diyarbakir

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: Diyarbakir Hotel Prices and Olympos Hotel Prices.

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

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 Diyarbakir or Olympos?

Prices for flights to both Olympos and Diyarbakir 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
    Diyarbakir $21
    Olympos $31
Typical Food Prices in Diyarbakir

For Diyarbakir, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Dessert
  • Lunch for Two

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 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Diyarbakir $22
    Olympos $31

Tours and Activities in Diyarbakir

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

  • All-inclusive Private Guided Tour of Diyarbakir City: $200

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 Drinks for one day
    Diyarbakir $19
    Olympos $19

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