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. Plan trip to Cirali with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • You continue from Cirali to Yanartaş. Entry is $8. We paid, but the people who came in by night fall in were entering at no cost. Don't tell me to go in a spouting slipper, it's a little rough. Get out resting, but don't give up. We're different. We've never seen anything else like this. There's no one on duty that we're surprised about, and unfortunately, a lot of the people who leave throw wood into the fire, the kids burn branches and just walk around. It's too dangerous to do this because it's a forest like it is.
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  • It may be interesting with its historical and mythological story... Cirali is 3 km away from the center... 8 tl per person after parking the vehicle. you pay and climb 1 km... The so-called staircases made of stones and rocks are so bad...People usually come at night... In a foreign country, that road is corrected, lightened at night, and trabzans are made for the elderly and disabled... If you fall down a slippery rock ladder in wet weather and break a place, there is no one to intervene if an insect bites... On the hill, the landscape and the fires are fine... As usual, i.e. I unleashed a meadow, a place operated with the understanding of mevlam favor...
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