Eternal flames of Chimera Flames, Eternal Fire Chimera Fire. family activity holidays for active families looking for lots of things to do as a family in Adrasan and Olympos in Turkey. Core action packed family holiday plans with lots of things to do include activities that are suitable for the whole family giving really family friendly holidays. Sea kayaking, eternal flames of Chimera, sunken city boat trip in kekova, gorge walking (canyoning) in Göynük Kanyon (goynuk canyon kanyon), white water rafting. Options include tandem paragliding, rock climbing, deep water soloing (DWS), pony trekking, horse riding, historical sites, local markets, Turkish Baths and water sports.Family Activity Holidays in Turkey, action packed family holidays in Turkey, active family holidays in Turkey, family friendly activities in Turkey, family friendly action holidays in Turkey, things to do on holidays in Turkey, family friendly activity holidays in Turkey, family friendly holidays in Turkey, sea kayaking in Turkey, eternal flames Chimera, sunken city boat, sunken city kekova, gorge walking canyoning, white water rafting
This trip starts late in the afternoon. The objectives are to experience a fabulous, very taditional local meal at the mountain fish farm and restaurant and then make our way to the base of the flames 45minutes or so before it starts to get dark. So timings will vary at different times of the year.A 30 minute drive from the hotel takes us up into the mountains to the village of Ulupinar, which means magnificent spring. This is where the melted snow from the mountains and all the rain water bursts out from the mountains. the villagers have harnessed the water and used it to farm fish (trout). The restaurant is situated in, around and above the fish farm tanks. you will be served a traditional feast that was at the heart of the local nomadic lifestyle of the area. It doesn’t get more authentic than this. The Havuz Başi (Head of the Pool) restaurant is much loved by locals and is famed far and wide within Turkey.We will have lots of Mezes (Turkish Ors d’ouvres) hot freshly baked bread layered with cheese, roasted vegetables and then the fish (there are vegetarian and non-fish options), then finally fresh seasonal fruit with a sesame sauce dip accompanied by Turkish Tea or Coffee.After our feast we will take a 25 minute drive down to the entrance to the Eternal Flames of Chimera. This legendary and mystical place which is mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, was honoured by the building of a temple by the Lycians during the roman times and later by the construction of an early Byzantine church. We will have time to look at these remains and to learn about the Lycian language and early Christian art, illustrated by the wall paintings in the church.As darkness descends we will gather around one of the groups of flames and roast marshmallows and hear the legendary tales of the terrifiying beast that was the Chimera and how it was laid to rest by a legendary Lycian hero called Bellerophon assisted by the winged horse Pegasus! Bellerophon was also thought to be a son of Zeus and the gods Aphrodite and Zeus helped him in his battles with the enormous Chimera, a mixed beast, part lion, goat, snake and fire breathing dragon.THINGS TO REMEMBERGood walking shoes, the track to the Eternal Flames is quite steep and very rough in places.CameraSmall amount of money for drinks and maybe souvenirs at ChimeraThere is an entrance fee to the flames, currently, 6tl / £1.35Drinking water for the initial journey will be provided at the hotel and more will be provided at ChimeraIf you have a torch or head torch then please bring it, we have a limited supply (1 between 2)Marshmallows & BBQ sticks will be provided at the flames.
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Fantastic Food, Legendary Heroes, Pegasus, Eternal Flames, and the Beast of CHIMERA!