Beydağları Coastal National Park
|Beydağları Coastal National Park|
|Beydağları Sahil Milli Parkı|
A view from Olympos in the Beydağları Coastal National Park.
|Location||Antalya Province, Turkey|
|Area||34,425 ha (132.92 sq mi)|
|Established||March 16, 1972|
|Governing body||Directorate-General of Nature Protection and National Parks|
Ministry of Environment and Forest
|National Parks of Turkey|
Beydağları Coastal National Park (Turkish: Beydağları Sahil Milli Parkı), a.k.a. Olympos Beydagları National Park (Turkish: Olympos Beydağları Milli Parkı), is a national park in Antalya Province, southern Turkey.
The national park was established on March 16, 1972 by a decret of the government. It stretches over an area of 34,425 ha (132.92 sq mi) beginning in Sarısu, located southwest of Antalya and reaching out to Cape Gelidonya parallel to the Mediterranean Sea across the Kemer-Kumluca shoreline.
The ancient settlements Olympos, Phaselis and Idyros are situated within the national park, which lies between the shores of the ancient regions Pamphylia and Lycia. The tallest mountain in the park is Tahtalı Dağı. The Yanartaş burning gas field is found on the foothills of that mountain.
The national park offers place for activities such as beach and sea sports, picnic, camping, trekking, mountain climbing, paragliding etc. Visiting of the archeological sites within the national park is possible all around the year.
- "Olympos, Beydaglari National-Park". Olympos Teleferik. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
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