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Melidoni Cave

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Address: Melidoni, Crete, Greece

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Bournemouth
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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33 reviews 33 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
25 attraction reviews
918 helpful votes 918 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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Calgary AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were in the south east of Crete and tried to go to some caves there, but without success. Our map was not detail enough. We found one sign but no caves. Later on our way from Rethymnon to Herlaklion we seen on sign and thought we would try again if we seen another. It appears there three exits from... More 

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LEEDS
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

You need a car, and some bravery to climb up to the Melidoni Cave, but once you get there you will be glad. There is a modest admission fee to pay, but after that you are left to explore on your own. The cave itself is quite large and a well made path zig zags down into it ensuring you... More 

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Marly-le-Roi, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The caves are interesting regarding Melidoni's history and the stone are beautiful. Meanwhile, the visit is not very long, but it depends if the whole cave is open or not. Contact them before going there.

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