How would you like to experience a trip to the summit of the mountain of the Ancient Greek Gods? Mount Olympos is both stunning and formidable and awaits the avid explorer to ride the cable cars to the top to witness the stunning views and feel at one with the Gods.
The Olympos Cable Car or Teleferik takes you up to the top of Mount Olympos through the landscape changes that only a height of 2365 metres can give. When you arrive at the Sea to Sky Sub station you may use the Café facilities while you wait for your journey skywards to begin. The ticket kiosk is also situated at the base of the Station. Your journey will be to climb to the highest peak of the mountain of the Beydaglari National Park. The Cable Car itself is a large windowed car with a maximum of 80 people allowed to use at one time. It is a roped cable car built in Switzerland in 1908.
There are many safety rules in situ and they should be followed at all times particularly when boarding or departing the cable car. Once inside and moving the ascent will pass the tree line at around 1900 metres above sea level where the rugged limestone rocks will leave the greenery behind. Looking down you will see the Mediterranean Sea in the distance and looking up you will soon be approaching the snow covered rocks. First snow comes in November and usually lasts until May the following year.
The red and gold Sahara dust brought over by the south east winds in spring time begins to colour the rocks and is said to herald the coming of the summer months. The views of the rocks themselves seem red and white with the effect of the evening lighting at this height and is glorious to see.
In 2023, price of Olympos Cable Car Tour from Belek is 50 € per adult. Children between 7 to 12 years old are 25 € and infants are free of charge.
Every Tuesday and Friday, all year round between 10:00 to 17:00.
You will be picked up in a fully air conditioned vehicle and taken to the cable car station. Here you will be able to embark upon the cable car ride.
Once at the top weather permitting you may disembark and enjoy the amazing view with a hot coffee or drink at the Shakespeare Coffee and Bistro. The Shakespeare services also operate a scenic restaurant on the first floor of the Summit Station which is perfect for eating your evening meal with the ambience of the sun setting over the mountain. The second floor of the summit station is a functions room which is for hire.
Once you return to the station your driver will be waiting to take you back to your pick up point.
With so much to see it is small wonder people choose to take the Teleferic ride of Mount Olympos an escape from the world if only for a little world before you take the Cable car back down to sea level and reality.
Cost of Olympos Cable Car from Belek is 50 € per adult in 2023. Children between 7 – 12 years old are 25 € and infants are free of charge.
This is for anyone seeking an escape from the world at sea level if only for an hour or two for the thrill seekers who love to be up high. Families and young children singles and groups take this tour.
Warm clothing as it will be considerably colder when you step off the cable car at the summit station. Money to be spent on refreshments or memorabilia. Your camera or mobile phone as the photo opportunities will be many.