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Tahtalı Dağı, also known as Lycian Olympus, is a mountain near Kemer, a seaside resort on the Turkish Riviera in Antalya Province, Turkey. It was known as Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος; also transliterated as Olympos) and Phoenicus (Greek: Φοινικοῦς) in ancient times.[1] It is part of the Beydağları Coastal National Park. Visitors can ascend the summit with the Olympos Aerial Tram. The Lycian Way long distance trail traverses the mountain.

Tahtalı Dağı
Lycian Olympus
Olympos beach.jpg
View of the coast at Olympos with Tahtalı Dağı in the background
Highest point
Elevation 2,366 m (7,762 ft)
Coordinates 36°32′13″N 30°26′31″E / 36.53694°N 30.44194°E / 36.53694; 30.44194Coordinates: 36°32′13″N 30°26′31″E / 36.53694°N 30.44194°E / 36.53694; 30.44194
Geography
Tahtalı Dağı is located in Turkey
Tahtalı Dağı
Tahtalı Dağı
Location in Turkey
Location Antalya Province, Turkey
Parent range Western Taurus Mountains
The summit of Tahtalı Dağı in spring with cable car (left)
View from the summit

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GeographyEdit

Tahtalı Dağı lies on the east coast of the Teke Peninsula (Lycian Peninsula) and dominates the landscape around Kemer. Can booked between Antalya and Finike to him as dominant peaks of the mountain range Bey Dağları (Turkish: Bey Mountains) see a part of the way through the south of the Turkey withdrawing Taurus Mountains. Its close proximity to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea makes it far visible to mariners. It is the highest mountain in the Natural Park of Olympos - Beydağları - Milli Park. From November to often into June, the summit is covered with ice and snow. In the spring of this snow layer is often reddish brown colored by Sahara winds, while it is often not seen in the summer because of the clouds. The vegetation-free zone starts at about 1900 meters height.

HistoryEdit

In ancient times the mountain was called Olympos, the home of the gods, a name it shares with many other high mountains. The ruins of the ancient city of Phaselis lie at the foot of Tahtalı.

Today's Turkish name could derive from tahta (Turkish: wooden panel, wooden board), but more likely it derives from the Turkish taht ("throne" in Turkish, referring to Olympos as the throne of the Gods).

Funicular Olympos TeleferikEdit

The cable car Olympos Teleferik, a Turkish- Swiss Cooperation, travels since the 16 June 2007 summit of Tahtalı on . Your potential through a street station situated approximately 10 km from Tekirova or Çamyuva at a height of on the eastern slope of the mountain. With a length of 4350 m, the Olympos Teleferik is indeed one of the longer aerial tramways, but, unlike on the operator's website claims no means the longest cable car in the world.[2] It was built to ride to the Doppelmayr / Garaventa Group, one of the leading companies for the design and manufacture of cable cars.

First a material ropeway was built for the construction of the cable car. This approximately 3700 cubic meters of concrete, 4,500 cubic meters of water, 420 tons of steel and 8,600 tonnes of gravel to the top station and the Streckenbauten were transported.

The two each 80 persons which cabins overcome the height difference of 1639 m in 10 minutes. Go to two supporting cables with a diameter of 51 mm and are pulled by a cord with a diameter of 38 mm. The cable route runs over four cable car tower n With a maximum speed of 10 m/s (36 km/h) reaches the aerial tramway a capacity of 470 people per hour. The engine develops 1000 kW.

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