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Melissani Cave

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Address: Sami, Greece

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Well worth a visit and accessible for most people. The cave and lake are impressive and the boat trip is a nice touch; the oarsman was very friendly, gave a running commentary on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Haxby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

What a truly magnificant experience to have seen Melissani Cave and Lake...the sunlight made it an amazing trip. The water was so turquoise and the staff was very friendly and informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit and accessible for most people. The cave and lake are impressive and the boat trip is a nice touch; the oarsman was very friendly, gave a running commentary on the features and answered questions about the history of the cave. He also offered to take photographs of us as a family.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We drove out of town to this little kiosk only to find an amazing natural attraction. We virtually walked down the ramp and got straight onto a boat seconds before an entire bus load of people arrived! The oars man was friendly and informative and offered to take photos for each of the group's aboard which was very thoughtful. The... More 

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Solihull
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Didn't expect this to be particularly good, the entrance is very touristy and tacky but as we'd made the effort to go we went ahead and paid our 7 euros each. This included a rowing boat trip - maybe 10 mins, around the cave and our rower was entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I think this is a must see for anyone visiting the island, if they've never been before. It is best on a bright sunny day, as the light beams look wonderful, especially when reflecting of the fragments of underwater rock. I'd avoid visiting on a dull day, as the magic just doesn't come across. The boat handlers are usually quite... More 

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Vale of Glamorgan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The trip is effectively what you see in the picture plus about 15 metres in a darkened part of the cave. It isn't cheap - 24 euros for a family of 4 for ten minutes of your life and an incredibly informative boatman who says 15 metres deep here, 5 metres, 2 metres, 10 metres and then poses by a... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The cave is indeed and 'underground' lake but it's not that big and doesn't live up to the billing. A bit overpriced at 7 euros

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I saw a picture of Melissani Cave a few years ago in a travel magazine. I remember thinking how beautiful it was. I never thought I would one day be seeing it in real life. I was happy to pay the 7 euros for a little tour. It was 35 degrees outside so it was very refreshing to go down... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We were really disappointed when we visited as it was 7 euros for the trip and to be honest it was not worth the entrance fee. We visited Drogarati caves the day before for 5 euros and it was in another league. This was a 15 minute boat ride and we were with an Italian couple who were as disappointed... More 

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Liverpool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went her last week. It costs €7 for a walk down a steep tunnel to a lake. You then board a rowing boat and are taken on a little tour which lasts about 10 mins. Nothing spectacular.

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