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Address: Melidoni, Crete, Greece

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amazing views

The cave was very interesting and the views from the mouth of the cave over to the coast are breathtaking. Lovely guide so friendly

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The cave was very interesting and the views from the mouth of the cave over to the coast are breathtaking. Lovely guide so friendly

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you are staying on the west side of the island, close to Chania - this is a great cave to visit. Very kind people, small café, amazing cave. They gave us very good information about the cave and the formations inside were beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very nice place and the kids (age: 3-8) enjoyed ,but the tour of the cave itself is very short. Recommended with visiting more places nearby.

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Bournemouth
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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a trip... We spent the day doing a lonely planet 1 day tour in our hire car ending up these majestic caves. When we arrived we had the whole place to ourselves, it is a very spectacular and interesting place and one of the best places we visited.

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

So close to our hotel. The visit were free for us since we were neighbours. No tour but a pamflet to explain the case's history.

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Canberra, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A very interesting cave, you get given free water and information about the history of the cave with the price of your ticket. First time in Greece!!

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Bristol
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

An impressive series of hairpin bends mark the climb out of Melidoni (sleepy, charming, antiquated village) up to the entrance to the cave, which is marked with a tiny chapel and ticket kiosk and small restaurant. Tickets bought (3.50E per person) you make small climb up steps and then down steps into an amazing and substantial cave with beautiful altar... More 

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The Stunning Highlands
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25 attraction reviews
960 helpful votes 960 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The road up to the cave has lovely views as it twists and turns it's way to the car park. The cave itself is only a short walk from the car park with steps leading down to the cave. The cave itself is beautiful with all the stalagmites and stalactites as well as interesting rock formations. It is also very... More 

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went there with our two children, we drove through a beautiful small town next to the foot of the mountain. The ride up the mountain is twisting and turning, and is a bit of a climb for the car. And the view is spectacular. The Cave itself is very beautiful, and with a terrible history. It's fascinating to walk... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Follow the twisty mountain road for spectacular views and a haunting and memorable experience of an ancient, beautiful and decidedly spooky cave with a terrible history. The cave is full of stalactites, high above your head...but there is also a small alter. Over 350 Greeks (324 women and children) were suffocated by smoke by the Turks who blocked the entrance... More 

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