LYCIAN CITY OF OLYMPOS TOUR & ETERNAL FLAMES VIA ÇIRALI - DAYTIME VISIT TO FLAMES
Walk Overview / Highlights - Learn the history & Lycia & Olympos and vist the flames at ChimeraRoute 1 via Çirali - Daytime flames- After lunch, walk along Olympos beach and head through the village of Çirali then head inland to the base of the Yanartaş (burning stone) mountains. The main area of flames is a steady 1km climb on a rough path of steps. After spending time at the flames head uphill on narrow rocky trails to the top of a ridge where ther are some more (smaller) flames. From here goat tracks take you down, through the dappled shade of the forest and past shepherds shacks to the base of a valley. Here a T-junction of valleys is where two river join. The cross section comes down from Ulupinar (wonderful spring) where rain water and snow melt emerge from the mountain in a huge waterfall. Because of the year round presence of water this valley is called green valley and is home to many broad leaf trees such as plane. You will cross the smaller river and then cross the main river running down Green Valley. On the far side a short, steep climb up the bank will take you to a tractor trail running paralell with the river. A short section of gaot tracks will take you to a dirt road that winds through farmhouses and orchards Ulupinar where you will find the fish farm restaurant for your evening meal. From Olympos City Back To Hotel Transfer Times (Out / In) 20mins / 30minsDistance 13km Duration 4.5hrs Max Height 340m TotalAscent 440m Total Descent 100mTerrain On a sandy beach then on a tarmac road through Çirali, dirt road to the base of the flames then rough tracks until you near Ulupinar on a tractor trail.