Water is incredibly clear and warm
The path that connects the village of Olympus to the beach is amazing. It goes between laurels in bloom and huge trees that shade the track which is fortunate because at the time it was really hot. The narrow path skirts a crystalline stream which overflows at times, so you get to the beach, soaked to the waist. The beach, an open bay is spectacular, the best I saw in Turkey. It's a combination of pebbles and sand, so one can stay for hours either sleeping or lying in the sun. The bay is ideal for swimming, the water is incredibly clear and warm. Gulets (wooden boats) and yachts are anchored near the shore.