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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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  • Choose from a natural gas leak caused the rocks to exit you have to walk long eternal and inclined. Evening out. Do not forget to put a sausage in your bag when you leave
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  • nice walk through the night. Not too difficult. Take a torch with you to find the way easely. Very Special with the full moon.  more »
  • Flame in the night, directly from the mountain. A natural spectacle that is second to none. In any case with flashlights, the road should be paved, the flames will then Mystic, feels transported back centuries. Necessarily bring water and wear sturdy footwear.
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