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Address: Milatos, Crete, Greece

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Scary and dark!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
Deborah K
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Shropshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Make sure you have lots of sun cream on as you will be walking across a path to get to the caves. Once inside you will need a torch from our mobile phone. There is a church in the caves with bones inside from the people who suffered.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

High in mountains with breath taking views. Need a light or torch as cave is dark. Historical and emotional place to visit.

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York, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Amazing place.... Spectacular yet scary yet mysterious....Makes you feel like you are Indiana jones!!! What else could anyone want!

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Steyning
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very basic, no entrance fee or gift shop but a huge amount of Cretan history. Sorry to be so basic but wear comfortable shoes & remember being caves will be cooler than outside. You may want to consider taking rope/string with you as the caves are very extensive & you may want to explore. Ignore the dilapidated building you first... More 

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

this is ok if you want a proper caving experience.no fancy lights or steps......just a deep dark cave.we bought a small torch of a lovely couple(originally from birmingham) who were outside the cave. i also bought a lovely knitted pink panther which my son loves.the torch wasnt great as its pitch black in here.there is a really sad story behind... More 

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leicester
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a very different attraction - it is free as at this time there is no-one looking after it - this means that there are no lights in the cave and no guide or anyone to tell you the history so you need to look up the history before you go to have a feeling of what the people... More 

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well worth the trip is all I need to say, many excursions for this trip, also make sure visit old town milatos

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