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“Magical spot”
Review of Chimaera

Chimaera
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Cirali
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Had the luck to be up there on a still night with a full moon. A truly special family experience. It's amazing to think they were much the same 2000 years ago.

2  Thank Richard W
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"steep climb"
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"bring water"
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"coming down"
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"natural phenomenon"
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"stone steps"
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"eternal flame"
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"well worth the effort"
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Quite a fascinating site- not the most spectacular but really worth seeing- it's hard to believe it's still a scientific mystery!

Thank Maja M
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Quite a few steps. Wear boots or stout shoes.

Small gift and refreshments shop at the base.

Best seen at night. Take a torch.

Thank BWhitley
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

My girlfriend and I walked to the Chimera flames during the day and were blown away by the flames (and the view). It was a steep walk up to the flames but well worth it. We loved it so much we went back at night. The flames were brighter and you could see a few more flame spots. A torch is very helpful as the path is quite rough. Either way both day and night viewings were spectacular, so you can't go wrong.

1  Thank Steamtrain89
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We took advice and cycled from Etenna at dusk so the light was fading as we arrived at the Chimaera. This was absolutely the best time to see them.

Thank Michael E
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