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Chimaera

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Visited here at dusk and was great! Wasn’t too busy at this time of year which was good. The walk... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
juliahH3468MX
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Very unique opportunity for those of us who have not seen a live volcano or any other natural... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
DonCesar
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Nuremberg, Germany
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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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UlupInar Mahallesi, Cirali 07980, Turkey
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Visited here at dusk and was great! Wasn’t too busy at this time of year which was good. The walk up would require trainers and maybe some water depending on your fitness. Worth the walk up though and great to see. The geology of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Very unique opportunity for those of us who have not seen a live volcano or any other natural source fire. Good memories and also refreshing to do tourism at night. The way up is not has hard as I expected by all the people complaining...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 20 November 2018

The Chimaera was a mythological hybrid beast, part lion, goat and serpent. You are unlikely to see one unless you stop in the nearby hippy village and invest in some pharmaceuticals. More common creatures are the obese, sweaty, wheezing tourists lumbering up the steep trail....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Metaldread
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is Mount Olympus and the eternal flame which never goes out. It is the legendary home of the Chimaera a fire breathing dragon of Greek mythology it was killed by Bellerophon. Finding the place is not easy unless you are on a tour bus....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tonyboylan
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Exactly as titled - A long steep walk to see some small flames. Very uneven steps to get to the fires. Not for casual walkers. Mostly I would consider it climbing. Would suggest a little over an hour for the return walk, and no more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndPancho
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A unique experience with flames coming from the rocks over quite a large area. A one Km walk up hill to the site along a good path. In daytime it is impressive - but better in the evening or night.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FaizalP61
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

A most memorable evening walk in the moonlight up to see the impressive flames emerging from this hillside. A unique experience on a warm evening!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PJoCumbria
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Well it's a good hike up and down but a totally unique experience. Much of the path is ok but towards the top it gets a bit tricky, walking over rough and smooth boulders and rocks....ok if you're sure footed and wearing sturdy trainers but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vivien39
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The walk up the hill is 25 minutes and fine unless you have mobility issues. There is a rock path that is easy to follow but some of the steps are high and the path is uneven. If walking back in the dark then you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteveMariners
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend visiting the place to see an interesting natural phenomenon - a bunch of fires burning from inside the rocks: beautiful and calming view, especially in the evening. The walk is pleasant as well: picturesque forest all around and great panorama of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Valerie W
12 February 2016|
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Response from Baclava | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other comments. I am 72 years old and managed to get to the first level of flames. I did struggle a bit as it is a very rocky and uneven path.
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Kassandra C
28 March 2015|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
From Ciriali, you walk to the north end of the beach and follow the road inland around the bend. At the bottom of the hill is a reception center and small cafe. You have to climb up the hill on a well-traveled path to get to... More
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