Sea to Sky – Olympos Teleferik

20201008-dsc_0030DestinationCable car to the top ofMount Tahtali 2365m

Date – October 2020

How did we get there?  – We booked the trip from the Sea to Sky kiosk in the centre of Kemer next to the Marina.  Their shuttle bus picked us up direct from our hotel. 

How much did it cost to get in? – The cable car round trip was €33 with €7 for the shuttle bus each way.

Where did we stay? – Whilst we were in that part of Turkey we stayed at the Barut Collection Hotel, Kemer.  This was a 5* all inclusive holiday and the hotel independently would cost around €150 per night.  Fantastic place with the best of service whilst we were there. 

What was the best things about the day – The views opening up as the cable car rose to the top of the mountain.

What was the worst thing about the day – There wasn’t that much to do at the top but it was still worth it. 

Tip of the trip – If you’re adventurous then enquire about hiking up and taking the cable car down or vice versa. It’s a brilliant path and part of the Lycian Way.

Our Story – 

The shuttle bus picked us up from our hotel at 9.30am and whisk us away to the cable car station.

Once we arrived at the station we were given our tickets and joined a queue to board the next cable car that was available. There were 2 cars, 1 going up whilst the other came down and you never had more than a 15 min wait.

The journey up was spectacular. The day was quite still hazy and the coastline was bathed in a soft hazy glow. The higher we got the more of the surrounding hills and coastline you could see. 15 mins flew by all too quickly and we were at the top where the suggested cardigans/sweater/fleeces were only too welcome as their was a fierce wind and it was a bit chillier than the 36 degrees we had enjoyed at the base

There isn’t a lot to do at the top. Here’s a quick list:

– Visit the cafe (Starbucks)

– Visit the restaurant (standard basic food)

– Visit the guest shop (typical tourist gifts)

– Take the stairs or lift up the 3 flights to the roof of the main station where the views even more spectacular

– Get your photograph taken by one of the many photographers floating around

– Wander around the top (not very far as its fenced off)

– Enjoy an ice-cream outdoors

– Watch the paragliders take off from the summit and glide to the shore below.

All in all its definitely worth the trip. The cost is approx €33 plus €7 for the bus transfer.

One comment

  1. This looks so cool! It’s a shame you don’t have more freedom to wander whilst at the summit, but the ascent looks incredibly impressive – like moving to an entirely different land in 15 minutes!

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