Should you visit Fethiye or Olympos?
Should I visit Fethiye or Olympos? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
Fethiye is a tourist town in Lycia on the Mediterranean coast. It has a beautiful marina and plenty of activities during the day or night. Fethiye's size, location, and easy access to transportation make it a great central starting point to explore the area. It's also a popular place to pick up the "Blue Cruise," a popular boat tour along the Mediterranean coast.
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 city is cheaper, Olympos or Fethiye?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Fethiye is $45, while the average daily cost in Olympos is $55. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Fethiye and Olympos in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $38 in Fethiye For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $48 in Olympos For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
In Fethiye travelers spend around $14 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Olympos food costs typically run travelers around $22 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Fethiye
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Fethiye:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fethiye
For Fethiye, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Sunset Cruise with Live Music and Dinner:
To get around in Fethiye, the average visitor spends $14 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
To get around in Olympos, the average visitor spends $8.77 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Fethiye
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Fethiye are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fethiye
Also for Fethiye, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Tandem Paragliding Over The Blue Lagoon in Fethiye From Kas Inc.Transfer:
Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Calis Beach Hotels:
Antalya Calis Beach Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers:
Vip airport transfer Dalaman airport to/from Fethiye:
Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport:
Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport:
Calis Beach Hotels to Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers:
Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Calis Beach Hotels:
Ultra Luxury VIP Airport Transfer From/To Dalaman Airport:
Fethiye to Dalaman International Airport (DLM) - Departure Private Transfer:
Luxury Transfer From Dalaman Airport to Fethiye Area:
Private Transfer from Fethiye to Dalaman Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Olympos
Also for Olympos, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Antalya Olympos Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers:
Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Olympos Hotels:
Is it cheaper to fly into Fethiye or Olympos?
Prices for flights to both Olympos and Fethiye 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.
In Fethiye, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $21 per person, per day.
In Olympos, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $19 per person, per day.
Typical Entertainment prices in Fethiye
For Fethiye, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:
Tours and Activities in Fethiye
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Fethiye.
12 Island Tour from Fethiye:
15 Days Eco Tourism Tour From Fethiye:
2-Day tour Ephesus and Pamukkale from Fethiye:
2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour:
Adventure in Saklikent Gorge and Ancient City Tlos:
Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye:
Dalyan Day Trip from Fethiye Including River Cruise, Mud Baths and Iztuzu Beach:
Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye:
Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching:
Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day tour from Fethiye:
Fethiye Boat Cruise Including Lunch:
Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour Including Lunch:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Fethiye, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $9.01.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Olympos, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $11.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Fethiye and Olympos, we can see that Olympos is more expensive. And not only is Fethiye much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Fethiye would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Fethiye 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 Olympos would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Olympos than you might in Fethiye.
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