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Crete's most beautiful stalactite caves - Wonder worlds of stalagmites and stalactites

Ready for the unusual? Enter the most interesting stalactite caves in Crete, which are closely linked to Greek mythology and history.

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Stalactite cave Dikteon Andron in Psychro (Zeus cave)

The stalactite cave, where the father of the gods Zeus was raised by the goat Amaltheia, is located near the Lasithi plateau in the Dikti Mountains. The entrance to the cave is at an altitude of 1025 m. Footbridges lead down in the cave, which is illuminated with electric light, through a wonder world of stalagmites and stalactites. From the early Minoan period to late antiquity, i.e. from around 2500 BC to 400 AD, the cave served ritual purposes.

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Stalactite cave Svendoni near Zoniana

Stalactite cave Svendoni near Zoniana

On the outskirts of Zoniana in the direction of Anogia, Crete's probably most beautiful stalactite cave awaits you, the Svendoni Cave. From the panoramic café and ticket office, locals will guide you for about 30 minutes through the 3400 square metre wonder world of stalagmites and stalactites (from the beginning of April to October, daily from 10 am to 5 pm).

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Stalactite cave Melidoni

Stalactite cave Melidoni

The small stalactite cave Melidoni Cave is located on a mountain slope about 2 km outside the small village Melidoni in the district of Milopotamos Rethymno. The cave is well signposted and can be reached via a good asphalt road. For the Cretans it is a national monument.

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