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Çirali, Turkey

Hidden in a forested valley at the foot of Mount Olympos lies the small, rustic village of Çirali, nestled in between the mountains and a long stretch of beach.

Çirali itself is comprised of about three dusty roads amid the trees, lined by fruit stalls, ramshackle boutique shops and cafés. There are a number of excellent boutique properties scattered throughout the beachside forest, which provide a tranquil retreat, perfect for returning to after a day relaxing on the beach, walking in the mountains or exploring the coastline.

South of Çirali is the ancient Lycian city of Olympos, which dates back to the 2nd century BC, and nearby are the 'eternal flames' of Chimaera, produced by gas emissions from natural vents in the rock face. Both sites are within walking distance, or alternatively you can hire bikes from Çirali. 

Endangered loggerhead turtles annually journey to Çirali to lay their eggs on the beach, and are protected by the local government.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Çirali

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Çirali, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Çirali

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    Places near Çirali

    Accommodation choices for Çirali

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Çirali. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Villa Lukka

      Villa Lukka

      Simple

      Villa Lukka's wooden bungalows are dotted about the property's garden, hidden among the leafy fruit trees and plants. Their rooms are large and each has its own wooden porch and/or terrace to take in the mountain views.

    • Hera Hotel, Cirali

      Hera Hotel

      Medium

      The Hera Hotel's 14 wooden bungalows are spread around the property's spacious grounds, which are overlooked by the Olympus Mountains.

    • Kimera Lounge

      Kimera Lounge

      Medium

      The large grounds of the Kimera Lounge are brimming with fruit trees and flowering shrubs. Its rooms are in a villa style, each with its own wooden terrace.