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  • Petralona Cave

    Caves, Nature, Petralona Cave September 26, 2011 at 7:28 pm 0 comments

    The Petralona Cave in Chalkidiki (Western Makedonia) is situated about 1 km to the East of the homonymous village, on the western cliffs of the ancient Kalavros mountain (~700 m height), that the inhabitants of the region call Katsika. Cave’s geographic position is about 50 km to the SE of […]

  • Pramanton Cave

    Caves, Nature, Pramanton Cave September 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

    The Pramanton Cave (or Anemotrypa Cave) has stalagmites and stalactites of unique beauty. The cave has three levels. The highest and oldest has fallen apart and only some parts of it are still preserved. The middle level is being used for tourism purposes. In the third level lies the bed […]

  • Melissani cave

    Caves, Kefalonia, Melissani cave, Nature September 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm 1 comment

    MELISSANI CAVE is located not far from Karavomilo of Kefalonia. It is a lacustrine cave of unique beauty and fully developed cave, which is 3.5 km long, 40m wide and 36m high. Melissanthi cave constitutes a unique geological phenomenon. It was created by a mechanical and chemical process called karstikopoiisi […]

  • Caves in Heraclion Prefecture

    Travel Greece September 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

    The Caves in Matala. They were apparently used as housing by prehistoric people. Many of them contained rock-hewn tombs dating to the Greec-Roman times and the Early Christian period. They became popular after the 1970’s, as they were a must see destination especially of young tourists. Kamares cave, NE of […]

  • Diros Caves

    Caves, Diros Caves, Nature September 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

    The famous Alepotripa and Vlichada caves are located in Pirgos Diros. It was explored by the speleologists Ioannis and Anna Petrochilos. The Alepotrypa cavern was discovered in 1958. Archaeological research begun in 1970 under the direction of archaeologist Georgios Papathanassopoulos. In the course of the late Neolithic period (4000 – […]

  • Maara Cave

    Caves, Maara Cave, Nature September 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

    The largest in length and volume cave in Greece is located approximately 25 km fro the city of Drama, close to Prosotsani. It is Maara cave on the south foot of Falakro mountain where the freezing Aggitis river springs from the depths of the mountain. The cave was discovered in […]

  • Grevena Caves

    Caves, Grevena Caves, Nature September 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

    Grevena area and especially the lush green Orliaka mountain slopes with black pine trees and robola vines are full of caves. The most famous are: The CAVE in Desketi (Aghia Paraskevi location) and the caves in Zakas area. Especially the latter route is amazing: From the edges of the village […]

  • Ghalazies Spilies (Blue Caves)

    Caves, Ghalazies Spilies, Nature, Zakynthos September 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

    The famous “galazies spilies” (light blue caves), are some of the most beautiful in Greece, located in the NE coast of Schinari peninsul, of the Ithaki island. They consist of consecutive chambers, Megali and Mikri Spilia (Large and Small Cave). The reflection and diffusion of sunlight on the waters trigger […]

  • Ghalazio Cave

    Caves, Ghalazio Spilaio, Nature September 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

    GALAZIO SPILAIO (blue cave) or FOKIALI CAVE. This is probably one of the most beautiful caves encountered in the Mediterranean region. The atmosphere is dreamy, dominated by all shades of dark and light blue among splendid arrays of stalagmites and stalactites. A boat can enter the cave, however, passengers need […]

  • Caves Across Greece

    Caves, Nature September 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

    As a result of the country’s rich geological structure and evolution, thousands of magnificent subterranean and underwater caves were formed both on the mainland and on the islands. Systematic explorations conducted by geologists and speleologists have brought to light more than 8,500 caves of all categories (caves, abysses, underground rivers, […]