A long chain of volcanoes traverses Anatolia from SW to NE. It starts in the Karaman and Karapinar regions, and includes many small cinder cones, then continues east with andesitic volcanoes of increasing size towards NE: Cappadocia is topped by the highest volcano of central Anatolia, Erciyes Dagi (3917 m.a.s.l.), 20km south of Kayseri (Mons Argeus and Cesarea in Roman times). The chain finally reaches the Armenian-Iranian border forming the highest peak in Turkey, Mount Ararat.
Andesitic volcano Hasan Dagi (3268 m.a.s.l.), seen from NW.
Hasan Dagi from SW: this view shows the secondary SE crater.
View from Uchisar towards Erciyes Dagi (3917 m.a.s.l.) rising above the clouds.
View towards Erciyes Dagi from W, at the mountain pass Topuz Gecidi.
North side of Erciyes Dagi from Hacilar: NW dome chain at right and a cinder cone at left.
Huge cinder cones on the N flank of Erciyes Dagi, from the pass Tekir Gecidi (2150 m.a.s.l.).
The W flank of Erciyes Dagi from Topuz Gecidi, with the complex NW dome chain left of the top.
Telephoto view of Erciyes Dagi's summit dome from the mountain pass Topuz Gecidi (1535 m.a.s.l.).
North view of Meke Golu in the Karapinar volcano field: two cinder cones in the background.
Stephane climbs the inner caldera wall from the lake shoreline; small almond tree in the foreground.
Meke Golu from SW: just behind the cinder cone, at right, the maar of Aci Gol, about 5 km away.
Volcano lake Meke Golu ("Smelling Lake") seen from SE (fish-eye lens view).
On the shoreline of Meke Golu: note white salt deposits in the foreground.
The maar of Aci Gol, 5 km NE of Meke Golu, is filled by a deep-blue lake.
Another volcanic lake on the North side of Hasan Dagi volcano.
Chain of small cinder cones NE of Hasan Dagi, 20 km SW of Nevsehir.