Paragliding and air sports in Olimpos
Olympos is believed to be a pre-Greek word for "mountain"; over 20 peaks bore the name and in many cases gave it the adjacent town or city. The most famous is the Thessalian peak in North East Greece, home of the Greek gods. The ancient city therefore takes its name from Tahtali dag (wooden mountain) an ancient Mt.Olympos situated 10 km to the north, with the eternal flames still burning in it's foothills.
Olympos was first mentioned in historical records in 78 BC when the Roman Governor in Cilcilia, Servilius Vatia defeated the chief pirate Zenicetes in a naval battle. Zenicetes had made Olympos his stronghold terrorizing the coastline from the hidden havens of Porto Ceneviz and Sazak. The city was then declared "ager publicus". Roman property to be given sold or leased to private individuals.
Paragliding is an adventure sport that captures the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of the mountains and sky. See best deals in Olimpos
Want to learn to fly on your own? Olimpos Fly Course School offers courses in paragliding, paramotor, microlight. Become certified in just a few days – then the sky’s the limit!
Take your flight adventure to the next level with Paramotoring Experience the thrill of motor-powered paragliding over the beautiful Mediterranean coasts in Olimpos.
Microlight with the passenger sitting in tandem behind the pilot and has an almost 300 degree view of the amazing scenery around Olimpos, Turkey. Best vacation activity!
Hang Gliding Flying
Experience the unique sensation of hang gliding over Olimpos and Turkish Riviera. Get incredible views of Olimpos's landmarks and landscape. Best touristic attraction!
All our expert tandem instructors all have thousands of skydives and you will jump using a large parachute specifically designed for two people. Book now cheap in Olimpos!
“This was an unforgettable experience. You get a really nice overview of the city and all the pilots are so kind. I did it with 3 friends and a nice little detail is you get walkie talkies to talk to each other while paragliding which we found very cool. It’s more than worth the price!!” – Jolan L.
“I had a wonderful experience with Marcos and his staff. Marcos arranged for round trip transportation from Lara Beach to the take off area. Weather could not have been better. Davut, the pilot, was extremely confident and experienced. I felt very safe with him flying. The moment of take off is simply breathtaking. If you are going to try paragliding once, do it in Olimpos, can’t beat the scenery.” – Magda C