Cave Of Zeus, Anogia

#2 of 12 in Nature in Rethymnon Prefecture
According to legend, Cave Of Zeus is one of two possible locations where Zeus, Greek god of sky and thunder, was born. High up on Mount Dicte, the system of caves have a single entrance, which you can reach via a long trek to the top or driving the winding roads up. Inside, admire the large stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over hundreds of years. The antechamber contains the crumbled foundations of an altar and evidence of offerings that were burnt at the altar and destined for the gods. Explore the five chambers, especially the small chamber behind a lake where Zeus was supposedly born. Cave Of Zeus is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • The cave was most impressive; the stalagmites and stalactites being in excellent shape. It's not a huge cave (like Carlsbad caverns), but just as impressive. EVen more impressive.... When you get.....  more »
  • The surrounding Lasithi Plain on Crete is a good enough reason to come to this area, but the limestone stalactites and stalagmites of Psychro Cave are beautiful and the environs of the cave, is cool....  more »
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