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Dikteon Cave

Address: Psychro Cave, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
49 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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149 reviews 149 reviews
63 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The cave itself is pretty small, but the drive and walk/ride up there is well worth it! We came from Heraklion and had a lovely drive winding up through the hills and through adorable mountain villages. Plenty of places to stop for pictures along the way! Once arriving at the cave there is some parking. 2euros all day and really... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Dikteon cave which is supposed to be where Zeus was born, this was really good value for money - 4 euros for adults, children under 18 free, it is a climb up a good path (go to the left up by the restaurants for the better path), but there are donkeys to take you most of the way if... More

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Hundon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you're expecting Disneyland or the Grand Canyon then you're probably on the wrong holiday! The cave itself it quite modest, though has some impressive stalactites and stalagmites and is accessed via a steepish path and then steps. However the sense of history (the birthplace of Zeus), the drive to the location and the views over the Lassithi plateau are... More

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