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The most mystical landmark of Turkey, enveloped in secrets and myths, the Yanartas mountain attracts thousands of travelers with its mysterious lights.
Mount Chimera is famous for the fact that all year round you can see an unusual natural phenomenon here, when right out of the ground in several places a flame breaks out. Places periodically change, and the flame sometimes fades, or flares up with renewed vigor.
Photo: Ancient buildings on the mountain
The phenomenon is due to the fact that natural gas comes from under the earth and under pressure occurs ignition (this happens since ancient times, sometimes the flames reached two meters height and served as a natural beacon for seafarers).
However, since in olden days people could not explain what was happening, the mountain began to acquire with legends about the chimera living on the mountain and erupting flames.
Photo: Chimera Lights
Now these Chimera lights attract thousands of travelers a year wishing to see whether an unusual natural phenomenon, or a mystical creature with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a snake.
Fiery mountain Yanartas on the mapLocation: near the village of Cirali, a few kilometers from the sea.
More places to visit in Antalya
The Ancient City Termessos
The impregnable city, destroyed by the forces of nature, which has been in oblivion for hundreds of years, attracts thousands of travelers from all over the world.11
World famous Duden Waterfalls are the angry boiling cascade of magical waters, divided into upper and lower levels.9
European part of Istanbul with magnificent buildings in modern style, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafes, as well as the famous tram.10
Looking for something amazing and impressive? Then visit the park with incredible sand sculptures made by ingenious artists with bright illumination at night.7
This old district is like "mini Turkey" with it's old mosques, hammans, the bustling market and intricate Turkish architecture.20
A museum that was created by nature. Pamukkale is a fantastic phenomenon with calcium "snow" cascades and ruins of ancient tow.5
The Ulupinar River
Mountain river, which originates from the great Olympus mountain pleases travellers with abundance of fish and picturesque views.5
Perge is a perfect place for those who want not only to get a tan, but also immersed into the past.6