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Milatos Cave

Milatos, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Milatos
Type: Geologic Formations
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East Sussex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The roads to the cave are quite minor and narrow. Once you see the sign, park on the right (on the bend). Walk back to the sign and follow the footpath to the cave, about a 15 min walk. Take a torch as there is no lighting in the cave. The church is worth a look.

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The Stunning Highlands
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were staying in nearby Sissi and the first time I visited was on my own early one morning whilst out exploring the nearby area in my car before breakfast. I followed the signs from Epano Milatos (most of them homemade or spray painted on rocks) up the mountain road to the cave. The views looking back towards Epano Milatos... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Milatos Cave (no admission fee) can be a little difficult to find even with a map as the best available from stores in the area are still at a scale of 1:100,000 that don’t show in detail how to get there and local road signs could be better. If you find yourself in Milatos as we did then you still... More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The story behind this cave is tragic and thankfully a man outside told us about it before we went in, so we found the cave really atmospheric. However sadly there is no information about it at the site - a church inside the cave with a tomb housing human bones is the only clue. If you are brave enough to... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very nice cave, must view if you go in Malia, Sissi or Milatos. easy to find, you just have to follow the panel. A little church is in this cave, very kindly, we didn't pay nothing to enter in this place.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This was one of our final afternoon trips which we had on our list as we were staying in Epon Sisse. Strange approach for parking but one on shanksies ponies what a great walk, meandering along well constructed but rustic stone pathway. The walk seemed to last a while and it was very warm but the echoes of the goat... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The caves here used to be difficult to find but there is now a clear signpost as you approach the village of Milatos. We have visited several times and on all occasions, rarely share the experience with more than a handful of fellow visitors.The walk up is quite a haul and the track is somewhat rough with what looks like... More

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Kent, UK
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We took our hired car up the 'interesting' twisty mountain road to this cave. Couple of basic pointers; - if you are a nervous driver then perhaps ignore this cave. - there is not park place, parking is in the road - There is a Reception area which is in disrepair, nobody is there - Access is via a stony... More

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We saw this on the map when we were driving around the coast and thought it might be worth a visit. Okay it is a 500 metre walk up and down steps, but when you get there, it is amazing. Unfortunately I did not find out about the history of the cave but will read about it now. Quite dark,... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Such a tragic story to it. Well Worth a visit. We were completely alone when we went there. Be careful when walking in the cave as it's dark and slippy. Cute lil chapel inside. Once you've been head over to Kounali which is about 1 km away. The little Tavern there is great.

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