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Chimaera

#2 of 8 things to do in Cirali Features Animals
Cirali, Cirali, Turkey
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Less than expectance

If you are looking for an romantic evening with your girlfriend (that guide recomended us to buy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elvir N
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Very steep access by foot

Our jeep safari night tour included a tour of the Chimaera. We were given torches to walk up the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra S
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep climb” (16 reviews)
“entrance fee” (8 reviews)
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Cirali, Cirali, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for an romantic evening with your girlfriend (that guide recomended us to buy wine) it will disaster. Firstly it is difficult to walk there and you will be sweating would get tired. I think it is dangerous to walk at night...More

Thank Elvir N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our jeep safari night tour included a tour of the Chimaera. We were given torches to walk up the mountain without a guide. It is unsuitable for people who are partially sighted or have mobility issues. We walked halfway and turned back, it is very...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this. I find it fascinating almost kind of romantic that fires have been alight here for at least thousands of years and who knows how much longer they have been going. I went with a tour so would have liked more time. Ideally...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed June 13, 2017

To get to the well-traveled site, you have to beat your way through a bevy of trinket shops and semi-restaurants. It's a fun drive from the main road if you like narrow switch-backed roads with lots of dusty traffic. I guess with a mythological name...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Worth the climb but not for the unfit but luvly view from the top. We cycled there from Cirali an easy ride.

Thank jane507
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Walked up steep rough path from car park to the area with flames erupting from the rocks which are constantly changing. Good footwear is needed & in our we should have had waterproof coats. Ended up in a thunderstorm and walking back down a raging...More

Thank Bededaw
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

The hike up is quite beautiful as you walk through the trees up the mountain. It's not far, but contains a lot of steps. Don't expect massive fires breathing from stones as they're not high, but it's still cool to see and an odd phenomenon....More

Thank stephanie_cronje
Reviewed May 14, 2017

From Olympos Ruins you have to go by feet about 1h to the entrance (6 TL), then 20 min to the Chimaera exactly. Evening surprise in low season: no public transport to the road D400 at 19.00 and later. Thanks freindly turkish drivers and autostop...More

Thank OksanaLv
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

After a 10 minut drive from Dionysus lodge and a 20 minut easy hike you come to Chimera. It is a very nice place to enjoy the sunset. The phenomenon is very interesting.

Thank NadjaBrand
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Early may was good to visit but still a lot of people with music, food drink which to me seems a lot more suitable for beach party than forrest at night. However afret reaching the upper flames the tranquility was restored and if i had...More

Thank emil k
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Valerie W
February 12, 2016|
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Response from Patsy B | Reviewed this property |
If you access this from their visitors centre below the Chimaera fires, there is a climb - lots of steps, slow and steady does it though. We took the bus into a village around the back, climbed and the came down via the... More
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Kassandra C
March 28, 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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