The beach is a popular nesting site for the species known as Caretta Caretta. Protecting them may also save the area from major development. There are few places left in Turkey, perhaps the whole Mediterranean, that are as pure and as beautiful as Olympos beach. We feel we must do anything we can to help preserve it. We aim to help local conservation by raising awareness to the plight of endangered sea turtles. Since turtles attract tourism, locals have reconciled their protection, way of life and life cycle with that of income from tourism. It is now in everybody's interest to ensure that the sea turtles are protected and that any development in the area considers this.
The beach is also home to various rare species of plants including Sand Lilies.
The accommodation is an independent small hotel that maintains high standards of responsibility with regards to its operation; composting of organic waste, recycling bins, no use of chemicals or pesticides in the gardens, solar heating panels for hot water and low energy bulbs and appliances where possible. Careful consideration has also been put into the construction of these cottages so that they work in harmony with their surroundings. All cottages are built entirely from wood, no concrete is used in their construction. In theory, the cottages can be removed at any time with no scar on the landscape or environment.
Food produce is mainly sourced from local farms, organic where possible. The village of Cirali has several farms that are certified organic! This hotel is family run and also contributes positively to the local village economy; airport transfers and other related operational tasks are done by local people.