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Papillon The Montgomerie Golf Club

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SheMall Shopping Mall

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Kizilkule Ethnography Museum Alanya

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Chimera - Ever Burning Flame

Chimera - Ever Burning Flame

Location

Chimera (or Yanartas in Turkish) is located on Mount Chimaera close to the Olympos Valley and Dalyan in western Antalya .

History

The first mention of this volcanic phenomena appeared in the second book written 
by Pliny the Elder called the “Historia Naturalis”, identifying the “Chimaera” and its ever burning flame stating the ancient Lycian city of Phaselis as being “on fire” and that it ...indeed burned with a flame that does not die by day or night . Strabo the Greek geographer, philosopher and historian also mentioned it in his writings.  This is from where the origins of the Chimera myth of a fire breathing monster made up of three different animals, a lion, a snake and a goat, that went on to be slain by Bellerophon.

Visiting Chimera Today

The Chimera and other nearby fires are set over an area of 5,000m2 and are fuelled by gas emissions which have been burning for over 2,500 years and these gas secretions appear to change during the seasons and the vents and flames become more powerful during the winter months.

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Turkish Food Recipes

Pumpkin in Syrup or Kabak Dessert - Other Desserts

Dessert

Mosaic Cake - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - Hot Meze

Dried Curds or Tarhana Soup - Soup

Red Lentil Soup - Soup

Chicken with Walnuts or Cerkez Chicken - Other Mezes

Cold Meze

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