Olympos Lodge Hotel
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... slaying a fearsome beast to redeem the hero's honour,
- a belief that they are the fires that lit the first Olympic torch - after all, Mount Olympos is just up the road (The Greeks dispute that one)
- to the scientific explanation of gases escaping from metamorphic rock.
Whichever way you look at it, the fact that the fires have burnt for eons is "magic" and we're lucky to have seen it before the gas runs out.
... the top,a series of flames, like campfires, flickered out of cracks between the rocks. He said that if you dig, you could create another hole with flames coming out. Young people sat in small groups around the fires, some singing, some drinking, some roasting marshmallows. It was a party scene! "I am sweating," said the hotel owner, so we sat and rested for a little bit, me a decent amount of space away from him. Don't get any ideas. When he said we ...
... dark for 40 minutes we arrived at the site,were given torches and told to walk up the mountain for 20 minutes. Like doing the thousand steps without the well formed steps and in the dark. When we arrived the flames, although an interesting phenomenon were a bit like sitting around campfires. Still, glad we saw it.
Received more sad news. Our beautiful pet pooch, Ziggy has passed away. The house won't be the same without her.
... was hard enough over the very uneven rocky path. (Not much in the way of a decent photo though!) Today we wandered through the ruins of Olympos...one of many sites that go by the name! It was fabulous, close to the beach and a stream...the ruins were scattered through thick forest and in many places overgrown. Cirali is a small coastal town, but it has it's fair share of pensions, hotels and cafes. Lots of families wandering about...a great place to relax for a few ...
... there - when we asked, it turned out he was actually a tour bus driver on his way to a cafe at the base of the Chimera to watch the futbol game with his buddies, so he gave us a lift.
Like many of the other sites we've seen here, there was a semblance of a path. There were large, ...