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Olympos is a very touristic place nearby.
Hitchhiking out of town is extremely easy, just walk to one of the bigger main roads and hitch a ride. Minibuses in Antalya can sometimes give you trouble, though. When they notice you stopping a car, minibus drivers might ask your driver not to take you, they might even threaten him/her. As Antalya is the Mecca of tourism in Turkey, many people want to take advantage of tourism and make money. So try to get into the car quickly before minibus drivers notice you.
Take bus 55 which goes to the airport. Get out at the intersection when it turns right to drive towards the airport, and from here if you walk along the road, you will see traffic lights. After these traffic lights is a good place to stand to get a lift heading east. Any bus going to the airport should work. Just ask around.
West towards İzmir
If you want to go İzmir or Aydın directly, use the road to Korkuteli & Denizli, even if you are in Olympos or near the sea side. The sea side road is rather slow for traveling. It is very long and cars can't go fast and you will change cars often. In winter, there are virtually no cars at all, except for some slow tractors.
Hitchhiking in this direction is difficult. The hotels and resorts stretch for about 10km after you think you are finally at a good spot. it took one user about an hour or more to get a ride to the other side of that stretch. If you are have limited time, there is a regular dolmuş service to Kemer, about 30 or 40 kilometres along the coast. But you can also wait at a big roundabout with a space for people to stop, which you can reach by walking west from the centre, following the signs. if that takes too long, the shuttles stop there ever few minutes.