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Chimaera, Cirali

Categories: Geologic Formations, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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At Chimaera, see the natural phenomenon of eternal flames leaping from the cracks in the mountain, which most likely inspired the myth of the ancient Greek monster of the same name. According to Homer's Iliad, the hero Bellerophon fought the fire-spitting hybrid of snake, lion, and goat on this very site. The constantly burning fires are caused by natural gasses like methane that spew from the rock. Walk from the park to the top of the "burning stone," past flaming gas vents to the remains of a temple dedicated the Greek god of fire. Wear hiking shoes, and be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp if you'll be hiking in the dark. Put Chimaera on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cirali trip itinerary planner.
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  • A magical place on the slopes of Mount Yanartaş-forever burning fires of Chimera. Mesmerizing. By Çıralı rather long climb the stone steps. Without a good physical preparation will not be easy, and especially those heels)) Descent too difficult-steps of different heights, sometimes up to 0.5 m but it all pays off slihvoj, looking at the wonder of nature-flames out of the ground, the smell of sulfur and the starry sky above. Civilization has been left somewhere far below, it's easy to imagine that so it was in antiquity (very close to the ruins of the buildings with mosaics). Some take with them sausages and roast them over a fire. Someone quietly playing on guimbarde. Unusual place, a magical ...
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  • Near the coast in the village of Cirali is a road in Mount chimaera, there's plenty of pointers. 20 minutes later we got to the entrance to the foot of the entrance to the mount chimaera about 6 Liras, but we took on the 1 lira. Further the road goes steeply uphill, walked about 40 minutes. The road paved with stone around beautiful views of mountains and Gorges. On the site at the top right under your feet between the stones burn eternal flames. You can do šašlyh. And yet there are a few ruins with carved Greek letters, where do without them in Turkey. At the bottom, when you come back, selling souvenirs, magnets, plates, beads, bracelets. And sellers are quite unobtrusive. Quiet. Themselves generally don't offer. Pleasantly pleased. On the way to the foot of the many camping sites and shops. There are also wine. an average of 25 lire (unlike 80-145 lire at Antalya airport!)
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  • For children and adults a wonderful change from the beach life. We are been carted beautifully smoothly via tractor trailer at the foot of the mountains (the road is dusty and accordingly the drive). Then you must run up even the mountain (about 10-15 minutes?) to have a wonderful view from there and to discover the many flaming bodies. The evening is a good time, because it looks even more beautiful with the Dunklerwerden. But should then carry pocket or headlamps for the descent. According to the Guide, you can grill still sausages over the fire. Our kids found it wonderful.
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