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Address: Cirali, Cirali, Turkey
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A series of flames that spurt from cracks in the rock, which are caused by...

A series of flames that spurt from cracks in the rock, which are caused by the combustion of natural gas seeping out of the mountain at the ancient site of Olympos.

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The burning mountain flames from 2500 years

This is a very good hike - approximately 30 minutes from Cirali to the top of the Chimaera. The hike itself is medium and depending upon the energy level may require one to rest 2... read more

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Frankfurt, Germany

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Frankfurt, Germany
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very good hike - approximately 30 minutes from Cirali to the top of the Chimaera. The hike itself is medium and depending upon the energy level may require one to rest 2 to 3 times on the way. Best time is to go around sunset time and stay at the top for 15-20 minutes until a little... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this was a fascinating sight at the end of a long day of walking . But if you are walking down on the Lycian way to Cirali be warned - the steps down to the car park really do go on for ever :-)

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 perfect for our stay as we did not want to do any major sightseeing and just wanted to relax by the beach... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

nice walk through the night. Not too difficult. Take a torch with you to find the way easely. Very Special with the full moon.

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Thank Kathrin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 make sure to bring a torch with you and be careful with the steps as they don't have lights aside from the Chimaera itself.... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6,150 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The flames of Chimaera burn between crevices in the rocks and is produced by the natural seeping of methane gas. Take a torch and water with you and try and time your visit in the evening to appreciate the effects of the fires. The steep climb up the mountain is almost a kilometre, but well worth it.

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Scheemda, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We loved this nature wonder. It a ckimb uo to the flames but the flames are absolutely worth the climb

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Quite a climb up the mountain to get to the flames, but well worth it. I'm not fit at all, and it took me quite a few stops to get to the flames ... so glad I made the effort. Wear decent shoes though, and do take up lots of water - especially for the cats that live up there;... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

An entry fee of 6tl gets you admission to the park.A one kilometre steep climb brings you to the eternal flames...not big but admire the scenery and breathe in the fresh mountain air....suggest you have at least trainers to cope with the terrain.

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Mariupol, Ukraine
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Try to get to upper flames. Up there not only beautiful flames can bee seen, also a wonderful view to Tahtali mountain

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