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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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nice walk through the night

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 25, 2017
Kathrin S
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Berlin, Germany

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Berlin, Germany
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Takes about twenty minutes or so to climb up - large steps as well sometimes - need to be sure on your feet to go. Ensure you have a torch/phone torch on way down as there are no lights on the path in the dark.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

yes you need to climb some steps and walk almost about 45 minutes. but the enjoyment is worth doing it. there is entrance fee, something like 5 tl. and you can hire a torch if you do not have one and it is absolutely necesarry especially at night walks. you can bring sausages and marsmallows to barbecu and enjoy every... More 

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Interesting nature place. Every time, when we have vacation in Cirali - we visited this place!I advise you to buy marshmallowssausages, wooden skewers and fry it all on fire! Do not forget the water!

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