Çıralı is an agricultural village in the southwest of Turkey in Antalya Province. It is close to the ancient ruins of Olympos and Chimaera permanent gas vents.
Mount Chimaera was a place or places in ancient Lycia, notable for volcanic phenomena and said by some ancient sources to be the origin of the myth of the Chimera.
Olympos (Greek: Ὄλυμπος) was an ancient city in Lycia. It was situated in a river valley near the coast. Its ruins are located south of the modern town Çıralı in the Kumluca district of Antalya Province, Turkey.
We left Cirali in the late morning and took a lazy Sunday drive towards Kas.
The mostly mountainous route on the edge of the sea was scenic and reinvigorating.
When we came upon Demre Finike Yolu we weren’t really hungry but couldn’t pass the opportunity to have lunch on the edge of what appeared to be a man-made lagoon.