If you're looking for a truly picturesque view while visiting the Antalya region, then Mount Tahtali (popularly referred to as Olympos) stands both literally and figuratively above the rest. At 2365 m (7760 f) tall, the views from the summit are all glittering coastline, minuscule cities, and majestic ridgelines. We should warn you adventure purists though, this is a view that anyone can enjoy thanks to the Olympos cable car. And although you may scoff at anyone who settles for less than burning lungs and aching legs, we have to admit that the panorama from the base to the peak is exceptional (despite the financial pain of paying about $45 USD for a round trip). For those of you who value both your budget and your physical health, there are hikes available up the mountain; and unlike Sisyphus' mythical ascent, you won't have to do it with a boulder in tow.
Tahtali is about an hour-and-a-half drive down the Mediterranean coast from Antalya, meaning that you'll need to be driving early if you plan to tackle a full day's hike like that which runs the 17 km from sandy Cirali Beach to the summit. It will take all of your daylight if you plan on being back to your accommodations in the same day - especially if you're looking to stop at the Olympos ruins, whose faded and scattered monuments are invitingly overgrown just south of Cirali on the sea. They're no Ephesus, but they're a nice detour if you plan to go up Tahtali.
Stop in at the Beydaglari National Park office to hire a guide if you're looking to get up the peak in half a day and grab a one-way ticket back down in the cable car if you like. Then again, you could always paraglide down. Yup, you heard us right. Paraglide. Allegedly the highest tandem take-off point anywhere on Earth, it'll be an adrenaline rush to say the least, and a much faster way back to the beach than hoofing it down.
You can also ski back down between January and April being that Tahtali is a popular winter sports destination, making it the rare place where you can both swim the Mediterranean and then ride powder in the same day. For more on the multitude of activities available on the mountain, check out the included links.
Note:If you need a place to stay, there are plenty of backpacker accommodations in the local communities near the mountain. Most interesting, however, are the tree houses that have been built just south of the Olympos ruins. Check out the included links for more information.