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Milatos Cave

Address: Milatos, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Milatos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of the more accessible caves on crete , it has a well made if a little track way leading to its enterance, which has three openings to a quit extensive cave system with many chambers so smaller ones complete with bats. the history of this place is quite sad as it is were hundreds of inhabitants were massacred by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Having spent numerous holidays in Greece, basically not moving from the beach, I was in awe! Spent a week early October exploring caves, waterfalls and beautiful traditional villages in the mountains. Milatos cave must be my favourite one. After having a meal in a family tavern in nearby Kounali (a must go!) we left the car on road and walked... More 

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Eastcote, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A nice ex pat english couple rent out torches to see the cave. Some degree of agility needed to get the best out of the cave. 5K from the Minos Imperial. Lovely drive by quad bike

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Travelled by car, can be walked to from Milatos if its cloudy!!! The path to the cave from the road is a little lumpy the cave is very dark and quite deep, a torch is definitely needed, inside the cave the floor is very uneven with some rather large hollows, small chapel in there too. Weve been nothing to write... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stunning views of the surrounding area, and very interesting to see the small church in the inside, to which the locals make an annual pilgrimage. Call in to Kohili in Milatos before or after to hear all the history from Eleni!

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

it's really fun. First you won't find it in usual tourist guide. Second it looks abandoned, nobody looks after this, no light inside, no guard, nobody at all. Flashlight will be helpful if you want explore the cave. Little chapel inside. You might even find it adventurous.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

bed as hard as iron food same every day and cold no entertainment some other guest very rude staff need more training

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I can't emphasise enough the need for a torch (my phone flashlight was invaluable). It is very low inside so great care needs to be taken. Once inside, it's very eerie and atmospheric. You can't go too far in but if you stop to think about it's history, it's worth the long, hot walk up.

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Sosnowiec, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Good place to visit. It has great views, almost no other tourists (after I while my family got tired with crowds usual to Crete). It might be nothing big, it has no electricity so you should bring your own source of light, but it is charming and is a historical place. You should not think it's a spectacular natural cave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very good experience long uneven path leading to cave, as we walked there would have liked some info at the point of entry as we never had any in our hotel as the history is fascinating

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