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Chimaera

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Cirali, Cirali, Turkey
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Long, steep climb for small reward! Not for everyone!

I think some of the other reviewers of this attraction were reviewing their hotel or the general... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Agrajag777
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Ankara, Turkey
Managing expectations.

Retrospectively amazing, pretty disappointing on arrival..... But an absolute must see if you can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
devonlass28
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England, United Kingdom
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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep climb” (16 reviews)
“sausage” (13 reviews)
“entrance fee” (7 reviews)
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Cirali, Cirali, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank istanbul63
Reviewed 8 August 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
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

this place has an interesting legend, roots from homeros. it was really hard for my wife to climb approximately 1 km high, but we enjoyed it though...

Thank tolga y
Reviewed 17 July 2017 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 7 July 2017 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
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Valerie W
13 February 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
29 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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