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

Should you visit Fethiye or Olympos?

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

Should I visit Fethiye 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: Fethiye or Olympos?

Fethiye

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

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 Fethiye?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Fethiye is $115, 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 Fethiye and Olympos in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fethiye $51
    Olympos $45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fethiye $102
    Olympos $90
Compare Hotels in Fethiye and Olympos

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Hotels in Fethiye


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: Fethiye Hotel Prices and Olympos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fethiye $36
    Olympos $32
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Fethiye

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Fethiye are as follows:


  • Local Bus
    $0.28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fethiye

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

  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Calis Beach Hotels: $292
  • Fethiye Hotels to Bodrum Airport BJV Transfers: $270
  • Antalya Calis Beach Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $243
  • Dalaman Int Airport (DLM): Private Transfer to Fethiye: $120
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Olympos Hotels: $116
  • Antalya Olympos Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $116
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Orhaniye to Dalaman Airport: $100
  • Private Airport Transfers: From D-Maris Bay to Dalaman Airport: $100
  • Private Airport Transfers: From Fethiye/Oludeniz to Dalaman Airport: $99
  • Fethiye Rhodes Ferry Ticket With Free Hotel Transfer: $90
  • Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels to Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers: $88
  • Dalaman Airport DLM Transfers to Hisaronu (Fethiye) Hotels: $83

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
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Kemer Hotels: $99
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Camyuva Hotels: $99
  • Private Transfer From Beldibi / Göynük / Kemer / Kiriş To Antalya Airport: $91
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Kiris Hotels: $83
  • Antalya Camyuva Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $83
  • Antalya Kemer Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $83
  • Antalya Kiris Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $83
  • Antalya Airport AYT Transfers to Beldibi Hotels: $77
  • Antalya Beldibi Hotels to Antalya Airport AYT Transfers: $66

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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Fethiye $36
    Olympos $31
Typical Food Prices in Fethiye

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


  • Fruit
    $0.23
  • Soda
    $0.10

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.
    Fethiye $40
    Olympos $31
Typical Entertainment Prices in Fethiye

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


  • Paragliding
    $7.82
  • Gorge Walk entry and photo
    $0.18

Tours and Activities in Fethiye

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

  • Ölüdeniz: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swim Stops and Lunch: $49
  • 2-Day tour Ephesus and Pamukkale from Fethiye : $243
  • 2-day Ancient Ephesus and Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour from Fethiye: $286
  • 7-HourJeep Safari Adventure in Fethiye Turkey: $31
  • Blue Lagoon Ölüdeniz Tandem Paragliding Experience from Fethiye: $221
  • Dalyan Day Trip from Fethiye Including River Cruise, Mud Baths and Iztuzu Beach: $63
  • Dalyan Mud Baths and Turtle Beach Day Tour From Fethiye: $50
  • Dalyan River Cruise by Boat with Lunch and Sea Turtles Watching: $54
  • Ephesus and Pamukkale 2 Day tour from Fethiye: $193
  • Fethiye Horse Riding Experience: $31
  • Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour: $32
  • Fethiye Jeep Safari Tour Including Lunch: $39

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: $39
  • Canyoning and Rafting Tours from Kemer: $33
  • Cappadocia 2 Day Tour from Kemer: $83
  • 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: $94

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fethiye $18
    Olympos $19


When comparing the travel costs between Fethiye and Olympos, we can see that Fethiye 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 Fethiye Expensive? and Is Olympos Expensive?.



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

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

Fethiye is around the same temperature as Olympos in the summer. The daily temperature in Fethiye averages around 28°C (82°F) in July, and Olympos fluctuates around 27°C (80°F).

It's quite sunny in Olympos. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Fethiye. Fethiye usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Olympos during summer. Fethiye gets 385 hours of sunny skies, while Olympos receives 385 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Fethiye usually receives more rain than Olympos. Fethiye gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Fethiye 28°C (82°F) 
    Olympos 27°C (80°F)

Should I visit Fethiye or Olympos in the Autumn?

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

In the autumn, Fethiye is around the same temperature as Olympos. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Fethiye in October average around 20°C (68°F), and Olympos averages at about 20°C (68°F).

In Olympos, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Fethiye. In the autumn, Fethiye often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Olympos. Fethiye gets 249 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Olympos receives 249 hours of full sun.

Fethiye usually gets more rain in October than Olympos. Fethiye gets 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Fethiye 20°C (68°F) 
    Olympos 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Fethiye or Olympos in the Winter?

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

In January, Fethiye is generally cooler than Olympos. Daily temperatures in Fethiye average around 10°C (50°F), and Olympos fluctuates around 11°C (52°F).

Fethiye usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Olympos during winter. Fethiye gets 147 hours of sunny skies, while Olympos receives 147 hours of full sun in the winter.

Fethiye gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Fethiye usually receives more rain than Olympos. Fethiye gets 114 mm (4.5 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


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

Should I visit Fethiye or Olympos in the Spring?

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

Fethiye is around the same temperature as Olympos in the spring. The daily temperature in Fethiye averages around 16°C (61°F) in April, and Olympos fluctuates around 16°C (61°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Olympos. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Fethiye this time of the year. In the spring, Fethiye often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Olympos. Fethiye gets 250 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Olympos receives 250 hours of full sun.

Fethiye usually gets more rain in April than Olympos. Fethiye gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Olympos receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Typical Weather for Olympos and Fethiye

Fethiye Olympos
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 11°C (52°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 107 mm (4.2 in) 11°C (53°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 13°C (55°F) 77 mm (3 in) 13°C (56°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 16°C (61°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
May 20°C (68°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 24°C (75°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 27°C (80°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 15°C (59°F) 118 mm (4.6 in) 16°C (61°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 124 mm (4.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)