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Address: Psychro Cave, Crete 720 52, Greece
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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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Nice morning out, cheap trip for a family of four, 8 euro enter fee plus 2 euros for parking. Climb up is a bit steep, but if your reasonably active then its no problem, our 8... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice morning out, cheap trip for a family of four, 8 euro enter fee plus 2 euros for parking. Climb up is a bit steep, but if your reasonably active then its no problem, our 8 & 12 year olds found it OK. Views are amazing and in my opinion probably better than the actual cave. But as a package... More 

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Molndal, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Dikteon Cave is in Lassithi and can be reached from Rethymnon, where we lived, with a beautiful car trip through the mountains and the picturesque Lassithi plateau. To the cave itself, you have to hike on a steep path of slippery, warm down, irregular stones, then down on sets of stairs, and then back up those stairs, and down the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What I like in Grece is that they linked every place in their country with a nice mythological story. The Dikteon cave is reachable after a small but steep climb (donkeys available but not all the way to the cave). Up on the hill the view is wonderful and it`s worth some time of contemplation. After the entrance of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you have visited a cave elsewhere (I mean a real one) do not go. Visit the Lassithi plateau and its villages. Stop in krasi, you will find several good taverna, have a good meal and spend the 4 euros you saved (cave entrance cost) having a raki. And if by chance you visited caves in Périgord, avoid at all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fantastic place to visit, beautiful views both inside and outside the cave. The walk up to the cave was invigorating, and don't forget to take some money up to the cave to pay for the entrance fee of €4 which only the Adults paid. HOWEVER!!! Do Not follow the tripadvisor map reference on your Sat Nav as this will take... More 

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A long climb up a steep and bumpy track - not for the inform or the faint hearted. If you get out of breath just pause to take some spectacular shots of the changing view as you go higher and higher. At the top you descend down steps hewn out of the rock (there is a handrail!) to view the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

It takes a while to come here when u are staying somewhere at the coast. But it's worth to go here. Approximately 60-70km from Heraklion you will find it. After climbing up you have to pay 4€ each. If you're too tired there placeare even donkey's available to rent for 10€. Expect a breathtaking view , a round walk onsite... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cryptic, powerful , superimposed history. Inland, we have joined with a trip on the quad(rented). We went in the morning(7oclock) and in the mountains 2,000 meters high was 17 degrees ! The way back had been warmer.:)

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The cave is ok, but far from spectacular. We have been in much more interesting caves. It is only the idea/concept that it is said to be the cave where Zues was hidden as a baby.

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N Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived here about lunchtime and set off up the challenging climb to the cave. Very well worth it, great photographic opportunities en route. We are late 50's and made the journey easily....lots of donkeys tried to overtake us! The steps down into the dark depths of the cave are tricky, especially if there are a lot of people wishing... More 

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