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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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  • First of all there is very beautiful. But there is going to need to know that a very high climb and steep stairs. And of course the kind that opens there cannot be compared with anything.
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  • Wonderful flame and very beautiful sky at night as it filled with many stars. Very challenging to walk and climb there at night, but once you arrive and see the Chimaera, it's really worth it! Just ma...  more »
  • We went by car from Kemer. One of the main recommendations to visit in the region. It is not worth a separate trip excursions. The place is beautiful and unusual, but no more. Simply fires on the mountain. At night, perhaps the most beautiful, but still there is no something stunning. Worth a visit, if will be nearby, but specifically to go to Chimera meaning I don't see.
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