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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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  • The hike to Chimaera was a pleasant experience. We were on a road trip from Izmer to Antalya and Cirali was our last stop for a relaxing last 2 days before our flight to Cappadocia. This hike was perf...  more »
  • Knowing that you're going to do this long and steep walk shopping for your take your measures necessarily. Know that you will get what you who have contributed to Chimera and saw views. Kondüsyonun differ from person to person thinking that walking to the top if you are 45 minutes from sunset kondüsyonlu your condition if you start without 1 hour ago. Of course, leave the heat and Sun of the early thinking I'm going to take your measures accordingly. You will surely be able to see the view from the Summit is supposed to be a light when you go ... Please take along a garbage bag that unfortunately neglected and dirty environment contribute to the cleanliness of a. And this visit is indispensable; be sure you take wine, apples and sausage ... Sunset and Sunrise is a great way ...
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