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Mount Erciyes, Kayseri

Categories: Volcanos, Ski Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Mount Erciyes is a massive stratovolcano located 25km to the south of Kayseri in Turkey.Erciyes is the highest mountain in central Anatolia, located within the ancient region of Cappadocia, with its summit reaching 3916m. It is considered to be the highest peak of the Anti-Taurus mountain range, a northeastern extension of the Taurus Mountains to the south, and belongs to the Alpide belt in Eurasia.The volcano is heavily eroded, but may have erupted as recently as 253 BC, as may be depicted on Roman era coins.Strabo called the mountain Argaeus ; he wrote that the summit was never free from snow and that those few who ascended it reported seeing both the Black Sea to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the south in days with a clear sky.The first documented successful climb was performed by William John Hamilton in 1837. There are, however, some historic writings and symbols on the rocks at the summit, indicating earlier human presence there. There are two caves near the summit tower, of which at least one must have been expanded by humans. It is supposed that monks in historic times have visited the summit several times.
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  • Kayseri's city centre, the beautiful and extensive way. Watch your ears because it is a high place. Shopping can be done but watch out for product prices.
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  • A nice way to get away from the city centre with. By car take the empty your water container, theres the cable car from the fountain at the bottom of the water, I would recommend you to fill out. Go a little high with the view of the city from the cable car. Global warming also could be affected by the type of snow in the mountains here, not now. We we got to 2-3 days before the season's first snow.
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  • Summer and winter peaks of snow mountain that's missing. There are very good facilities of Erciyes Ski runways suitable for those who want to make other appropriate prices compared to the mountains
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