Milatos Cave, Milatos

#7 of 18 in Nature in Lasithi Prefecture
Explore Milatos Cave, best known as the center of an 1823 battle between the brave local rebels of Milatos and the invading Turkish army, which ended tragically. You'll need a flashlight to explore the pitch-black caves, and many recommended taking transport to the site as the walk from the village is quite long. Within the cave, look for a small church built in 1935: it sits near a large circular opening revealing some spectacular views of the surrounding area, so bring along a camera! For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Milatos holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Milatos Cave and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Roads aren't so well marked in Crete so we had some adventures getting there. The cave is free---no longer maintained as an archaeological site. Having a light helps. Good shoes needed. It's...  more »
  • From Milatos village, the way up, follow the signs until you see a plate "Milatos Cave". Park you car along the road since there is no parking area. Follow the stairs up and discocer the darkness of.....  more »
  • There is a small chapel inside with an altar where you can light candles. The view is nice, but don't expect to be blown away with amazement. It's a good visit for when you're in the area or passing trough, but I wouldn't recommend traveling more than 20 minutes just for this. And don't forget to bring a flashlight! (Phone is fine too)
  • Nice small cave, nothing special but fun to have a look. Bonus: there's a small church in it. PS. bring a flashlight (or similar), the entrance is quite dark.
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