Cave of Samonas

The cave of Samonas is located in the homonymous village in the province of Apokoronas in Chania, Crete.

It is one of sights worth visiting in Samonas and it is also one of the most beautiful caves of Chania.

At the first houses of the small village, built at an altitude of about 350 meters, the cave of Samonas was discovered accidentally in 1994 during road constructions.

Although relatively small in size, it has characteristically beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. After entering the cave of Samonas, you have to descend a ladder for about 15 to 17 meters.

At the end of the descent, there are two small rooms. In the largest one, there is a small beautiful lake with clear water. The natural decoration of the cave of Samonas is unique and enchants the visitor.

Although another room has not been discovered, it is believed that there are other smaller or larger ones, through which probably passes the water of the lake.

Cave of Samonas can be visited throughout the year. For security reasons, however, it remains locked.

To visit it you just have to ask in the village for the guard who keeps the keys to the heavy iron door, which covers the entrance.

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