Chania - Caves

  • Kato Sarakina

    Kato Sarakina is a cave located about 2.5 kilometers north of Theriso at the foothills of the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) and at a distance of 16 kilometers from the town of Chania.

  • Ellinospilios

    Ellinospilios is a cave near the beach Afrata, on the cape Rodopos of Chania.

  • Demonospilios

    Demonospilios is located near the entrance of the Samaria Gorge and according to legend is the lair of fairies.

  • Arkoudospilios

    Arkoudospilios was in antiquity a place of worship of Apollo and Artemis.

  • Cave Tzani

    In Cave Tzani, in older times, lyricists gathered to play and get the blessing of the great musician.

  • Cave Sfakia – Asfendos

    In the cave Sfakia – Asfendos in Sfakia, Chania, rock paintings have been discovered, dating from the Neolithic Age.

  • Elephant Cave

    The Elephant Cave is the only cave in Greece where bones of elephants have been found.

  • Cave Gourgouthakas

    Cave Gourgouthakas is the deepest cave in Greece and the second deepest in the Balkans.

  • Caves Zoures and Harakas

    The Caves Zoures and Harakas are located near the village Azogires of Paleochora, in Chania.

  • Cave of St John the Hermit

    The Cave of St John the Hermit in Chania is so named because there according to tradition lived and died St John the hermit in the 6th century AD.

  • Cave Krionerida

    In the Cave Krionerida, the residents of Vafes found martyric death by suffocation during the Ottoman occupation.

  • Cave of Agia Sophia

    The Cave of Agia Sophia is the second largest cave in Crete, where you will see impressive and numerous stalagmites and stalactites.

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