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Chimaera, Cirali
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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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  • For access to be natural site, it must cross the village of Cirali and mount a road with cobblestones auto blocking. Park in the parking lot and pay the entry site (2 lire) then mounted a marked path with steps for 1-2 km. (forgot the strollers) The site is has a big slab of cooled magma which escapes from the gas taking fire. The site is about 40 meters long and two hundred put wide. You must come at night when the night falls.
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  • First of all, they said, and 1 km away from the incredible but Yasay along Margaret. You do not change and so theres never load Illa water. I think under rocks, and natural gas has interesting but very touched the go
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  • This site really worth the look. See the Earth burn is an unforgettable experience. Access (by foot) to go at the end of Cirali, pay 7 tl at the entrance to the site counter, then rise for 30 to 40 minutes to get to the area where the phenomenon occurs (if you ride at night like me it takes a flashlight). Of course the experience is much better at night, see those flames out of everywhere is fantastic. Some bring little things to grill... I forgot my marshmallows! If you pass by Cirali will see this impressive site.
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