...is a karst cave of great scientific interest,
and consists of an enormous chamber which has a diameter of 70m.
The cave is 20m high.
There are marvellous stalagmites and stalactites of various shapes. In the entrance on the left end there is a small church with an icon that, as tradition says, came from Constantinople. The church has been wedged in a rock. Many finds from Neolithic era were discovered in the cave.
...tells that at the time of Venetian
domination, the outlaw rebels were pardoned when they had delivered
the head of their fathers or brothers.
Therefore Psaromílingos I., the young leader of the rebels, had been called into the cave by his father and his uncle, the Bishop of Kissamos named Melchisedek. They asked him of chopping off their heads in order to save the fatherland and himself. But the young man shrunk back from doing such a crime. Also the old men saw them forced to kill themselves.
Enforcedly Psaromílingos I. beheaded both and delivered their heads to the Venetians, who pardoned him.
Follow the road from Kissamos to Elafonísi. Shortly after the tunnel you will see a well maintained footpath on the mountain side which leads up to the cave entrance. For a more enjoyable walk through a lonely olive grove, follow the road some hundred meters further to N35 24.474 E23 40.881. There you can park your car. The walking path to the cave is marked with a sign.
...is hidden near the cave, but you do not need
to enter the cave. Look at the root of the bended fig tree. Don't
hesitate to have a look at the spoiler picture (visit link).
Please rehide the cache carefully, because it's close to the walking path.
Good luck and enjoy your visit!
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25. Mai 2014, 14:30 BeKaEff hat den Geocache gefunden
Really nice location. We checked it while our trip from South Crete to Chania. Impressive cave with impressive history. We made a devout walk around, before we looked for the cache.
Best Regards from Germany
23. Februar 2011 Li+La hat den Geocache gefunden
Schön, dass immerhin ein Cache unserer Kretareise auch hier logbar ist. TFTC Li+La
16. Oktober 2010 olfplatsch hat den Geocache gefunden
Ok, the location is nice, the place where the cache is hidden has been chosen well, but the cave is not a real must see. Nevertheless you can catch a nice view into the gorge nearby. And you get some extra exercise in stair climbing. :-)
19. September 2010 bkdett hat den Geocache gefunden
Definetly worth to visit.Also the cache has been placed at a very nice place. I have been there while it was not crowded. A girl explained the mythology of the place. TFTC and Regards from Germany