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Address: Psychro Cave, Crete 720 52, Greece
Activities: Walking
Description: This underground cave was believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, making it...
This underground cave was believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, making it an important religious and cultural center to the ancient Greeks.
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The walk to the cave was all up hill, about 15 mins walk. I would suggest you take water if you are as out of shape as me. There is a very reasonable cafe at the top though if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The walk to the cave was all up hill, about 15 mins walk. I would suggest you take water if you are as out of shape as me. There is a very reasonable cafe at the top though if you forget. Cave aside though some of the views on the way up are really something so whist catching your breath... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The cave is well worth the journey but be prepared for the long, steep walk up to the entrance, the last part of which is an unstable rocky path. Unless you feel inclined to pay for a slow donkey ride up, on animals who look as if they're suffering as much as some of the pedestrians, be prepared for a... More 

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Aberystwyth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have to say the best part of this was the trip over the mountains to get to it, the scenery is just beautiful. We came here on a trip and were not told that there is a pretty long and steep climb up to the cave, with the top part being very uneven. Not a problem for us but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

So after a breathtaking drive up to to top on a wetish day we arrived in the car park paid our two euro to park and then headed to where we thought the beginning of the cave was....oh no it was a trek and I mean a trek i personally have trouble with my leg and it was difficult we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

As it was my first cave, i expected a bit more from it. My GF was afraid to get down, but later on she managed :) Getting up the hill was a bit hard at the beginning, but we adapted fast. I've seen lady going up the hill pushing baby baggy. Hard to find this case, as location map does... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a truly unique cave! Totally worth walking to its entrance. The view from the top is also really rewarding. If you cannot make it on foot, try the donkeys. The cost is 10 Euros per ride.

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Floda Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Perfect to visit if you like nature and a small hike. The car trip coming here was also really nice. Get some orange juice on the bottom and then go.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We came here as part of our jeep safari and it is worth a visit. There is a long walk uphill from the little village but the paths are easy to follow. I underestimated the length and steepness of the walk but as my boyfriend (who was still recovering from a broken ankle) was managing fine I just got on... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not for the faint hearted. Once you get there is is quite spectacular. You think you have arrived at the car park but you still have a steep and at time slippery climb. It is a long way up and once you have passed the donkey taxi at 10 euros you start to feel the strain. At the kiosk you... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place was awesome!! It's a good climb up and if you have a buggy you will need to leave it halfway up. Donkey rides up are available though. The view of Lassithi Plateau at the top is breathtaking but it is nothing compared to the cave itself, absolutely stunning and a fantastic piece of real history mixed with Greek... More 

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