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Mount Erciyes

Erciyes is the highest mountain in central Anatolia, with its summit reaching 3,916 metres (12,848 ft). It is considered to be the highest peak of the Anti-Taurus mountain range, a northeastern extension of the Taurus Mountains to the south, and belongs to the Alpide belt in Eurasia.

The volcano is heavily eroded, but may have erupted as recently as 253 BC, as may be depicted on Roman era coins.

The first documented successful climb was performed by William John Hamilton in 1837. There are, however, some historic writings and symbols on the rocks at the summit, indicating earlier human presence there. There are two caves near the summit tower, of which at least one must have been expanded by humans. It is supposed that monks in historic times have visited the summit several times.

There are winter sports facilities on the mountain, usually accessed from nearby Kayseri.

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Comments (234)

Nelsachi on June 30, 2013


Excellent Composition...!!!

An Really Fascinating Mountain...!!!

Splendidly Captured…!!!

Wonderful Clouds...!!!

Attractive Colors...!!!

Magnificent View...!!!

Nice Shot...!!!

I LIKE N° 228

My Best Wishes From Caracas - Venezuela...!!!

Happy Weekend...!!!


AlainB V Bourgogne F… on June 30, 2013

belle prise, merci pour la promenade et un souvenir de l'endroit (il y a 41 ans!!) bonne journée Amicalement Alain v

Luisa Gila Merino on July 6, 2013

Un bonito paisaje bajo esas grandes nubes..

LK + FV.

Saludos cordiales, Luisa.

Daryl. on July 13, 2013

A wonderful scene and nicely captured!
Greetings, Daryl

Lisa 3011 on July 19, 2013

très belle prise!!! LIKE!!!! bonne journée, Lisa 3011

minka1991 on July 22, 2013

Interessantes und schönes Landschaftsfoto ...Like 232...Gruß Heinz

Giannino NO VIEWS on July 23, 2013

beautiful cloudy sky - L I K E - The best wishes from Rome - Gianni

Sergio N. Verrillo (… on July 24, 2013

Punto di vista eccellente, mi piace molto. YSL Cordiali saluti, Sergio.

Marjan Kustera on August 15, 2013

Wild and beauty!Regards from Serbia,Kuki - F/L

Mima Dimitrova on August 22, 2013

VERY NICE!!!.................YSL

Boban Onosimoski on August 31, 2013

Wonderful photo!


Martin Krepelin on September 2, 2013

OLYMPIST Like, greetings

---=XEON=--- on October 26, 2013

Good, like and golden star

sea-herdorf (♂) - VI… on December 18, 2013


Sehr schön wie Landschaft und Wolken sich vereinen.




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Photo taken in Hisarcık Erciyes, 38220 Melikgazi/Kayseri, Turkey

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    by Mehmet Güçlü
    • Taken on 2012/11/01 12:26:41
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