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Chimaera

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Cirali, Cirali, Turkey
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Are you related to a mountain goat?

Signpost from the main road then down a poor country road till you get to the end, about 9Km with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GrayHowie
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Best place in Turkey

I love the Chimera, it is simply magical.....you are in the middle of a Greek myth....what more do... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
hilary 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 good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep climb” (17 reviews)
“entrance fee” (9 reviews)
“eternal flames” (11 reviews)
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Cirali, Cirali, Turkey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Signpost from the main road then down a poor country road till you get to the end, about 9Km with no further signs. Starts off OK at the entrance then its on to an ancient Greek footpath (unlit) that has not been maintained since they...More

Thank GrayHowie
Reviewed October 6, 2017

I love the Chimera, it is simply magical.....you are in the middle of a Greek myth....what more do you want?

Thank hilary s
Reviewed October 2, 2017

After reading some reviews I was quite confused to go or not but still went. Best seen after the sun sets and make sure you travel light as there are lots of steps (uneven) to climb. For me the climb took around 20 minutes and...More

Thank Madhuri M
Reviewed September 18, 2017

I think some of the other reviewers of this attraction were reviewing their hotel or the general area their hotel was in. As a result, I mistakenly thought the chimera was located in rocks along a beach. Wrong! You will be climbing approximately 1 kilometer...More

Thank Agrajag777
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Retrospectively amazing, pretty disappointing on arrival..... But an absolute must see if you can make it, if only because the chimaera has been burning since before the times of Homer. It's a trek to the top, which would have been much harder in the dark....More

Thank devonlass28
Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

I walked late afternoon to miss the heat but still it was some walk from Çıralı. Mad dogs an Englishman! The path is rough stones but not dangerous although in the dark would be different. All in all a sight worth seeing if you staying...More

Thank Peterwilliamhumphrey
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The place is a kind of wonder. After quite tiresome, but pictoresque climbing you see something you will not forget. Beautiful. I advise not to go after dark, the descending can be quite a challenge even if you have a torch.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Go in the evening it takes a moderately fit person about 45 minutes to walk up the hill from the main car park and entrance . Take a torch and good walking shoes / boots not flip flops or high heels . Find out what...More

Thank lorddandelion
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Fantastic location,,, historical, beach and good hotels-couldn't ask for anything more. A truly magical place.

Thank istanbul63
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

It's interesting to see the flames and nice to walk around there, but better to go here when it is not very hot, entrance fee 6 TL.

Thank Георгии Д
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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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