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Mount Erciyes, Kayseri

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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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  • the title can be seen in every season and a volcanic mountain. winter sports curiosity ones go I think.
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  • Erciyes Ski Center, with wide easy slopes for beginners and skiing is a great place for seeking to advance. No stress, you can enjoy going into rock. Ski resort made good investments as they track many of the ski lift last connected system. In the meantime, there's no bad no cafe, etc. in the hills. Magma Hotel besides the no alcohol anywhere. Black-colored floor mats made of 5-6 years ago but there is a reason for many years had never been run. Masters are so disappointed. Already the red floor mats blue, blue floor mats as they very easy green runs. "Divan", especially as some have serious security issue red tracks. Imagine the track dating an impossible to Rocky injury everywhere. Made in the wrong places you should tuması networks. If you are interested in good kaymı don't go without a helmet or red slopes. Red slopes not very difficult or bad, unfortunately they can't protect you security networks around them is positioned wrong. Erciyes note the thickness of the snow for a mutka 1 meter do not think to go under. When it comes to less snow slopes rather unpleasant. I would not advise you to take their kayağınızıda. It can be a lot of large and small stones on the track kayağınızı can destroy like sandpaper. Heed my warning notice should be able to enjoy a place where you can spend time missing Erciyes. If you have a vehicle in the center of the mold is very easy to go back and forth from Kayseri n, don't waste your money the erciyes Hotel 4 times.
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  • prices good track see palandökene nice people from neighboring provinces, there is no parking problem very nice doyurabiliyoruz us the best activity in winter
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