The Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) is a sea turtle and the only member of the genus Caretta. The genus name "Caretta" is a latinization of the French "caret", meaning turtle, tortoise, or sea turtle. A loggerhead sea turtle reportedly grows up to 800 lbs (364 kg) and 3.5 feet long. Their shell color is a reddish brown color, and the color of their skin is brown yellow.
In the Turkey, Loggerheads mate from late March to early June. The female nesting season is at its peak in June and July, but this depends on the nesting beach. The clutch may vary from 100 to 126 eggs. Each egg is roughly the size and shape of a golf ball. The average interval between nesting seasons is two to three years.
Cirali or also know as Olympos is certainly one of those areas off the beaten path but still close to the main attractions. Located 80kms southwest from Antalya, it is a wonderful place for families and the mature traveller with it's clean 4km quiet secluded beach, the ancient ruins of Olympos and the flames of Chimeara.