Cave of Pythagoras
Cave of Pythagoras
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SL78CPH
Copenhagen, Denmark30 contributions
Family
Nice up hill walk approx 4 kilometres from the main road by the water. Took approx 45-50 minutes to walk to the cave from where you had a beautiful view of the sea. The cave them self wasn’t anything, but the history about how Pythagoras had been hiding there and taught his student made the trip worth the walk.
Written July 14, 2021
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Sunshinemaricel2000
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Access by car from Marathokambos or hike about one hour from Votsalakia. (Don't try to drive the road from Votsalakia unless you have a 4x4!) Then many steps upt to the cave. More interesting was the cave to the side (half way up turn right, no signs), but it's a very hard climb up a vertical rock with a rope. Refreshments and souvenirs at the bottom/ parking area.
Written August 3, 2022
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John Planets
South Africa12 contributions
Couples
Worth the effort. Very easily accessible from Marathokambos. Everyone complaints about the road from Votsalakia. Do NOT use that road. Drive from Marathokambos. Lovely, scenic and tarred route all the way to the base. Have a good breakfast before attempting the 325 odd steps. 😀. Take a bottle of water and a good camera. Awsome view!
Written August 28, 2022
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Janet M
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Couples
Poorly accessible by car. Been there many times by car with no issues. This time the road was worse than ever. Big crater in the road and impassable possibly from the earthquake. Had to turn around which takes skill on a one car width road with lots of gravel. Recommend driving as far as possible and then hike the rest of the way.
Written June 16, 2022
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Jan N
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic479 contributions
Couples
You can go by car, but it is best to walk from Kampos. Beautiful walk (less than 4 km), lots of flowers, the beautiful smell ... Do not forget to take enough water for the trip. Upstairs are 3 caves and two churches. The "right" Pythagoras cave is the bottom, the background for the first church. The path is a bit complicated, you have to climb about 2.5 meters over a rock. But it's not hard. From the cave is a beautiful view of the valley.
On parking is refreshments for good prices.
Written September 9, 2014
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434Yannis
Oxford, UK39 contributions
Couples
Best to set off early morning when it is not too hot. Take plenty of water and wear a hat and decent shoes and not flip-flops! Follow the zig-zagging winding unmade tracks to the top. There is a great little shack near the top where you can buy a cooling drink and some locally grown herbs. Further on there is a tavern where the weary can rest then attack the final stretch up the steep path and the steps to the cave. Phew!
Written June 9, 2015
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Jordydegraaf
Terneuzen, The Netherlands33 contributions
The Cave of Pythagoras has two caves. One is easier to reach than the other. The easier one is basically just walking on steps until you're there. The other cave can be reached by a path, which is more difficult. The one you reach by using the stairs is not spectacular. At the top you find a small church and behind it you enter the cave. There's are no lights inside and you can only walk (with care) to a place with water. About 50 metres inside the cave. The road itself to this sight is hard! By car it's best accessible from Marathokampos where the road is under construction. When you're halfway the road becomes unpaved. Going from the caves in direction of Kampos Marathokampou, the condition of the road becomes even worse and requires good driving skills. Walking is possible too but be prepared for a pretty long walk from either Marathokampos or Kampos Marathokampou.
Written July 21, 2017
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Hugh J
Didim, Turkey39 contributions
Couples
In the mountains to the S/W of the island and fairly well signposted. The drive is a challenge in itself with mountain roads that 'cling' to the mountainside and are mostly dirt tracks with no luxury like safety barriers! (Having said that our little, two wheel drive, hire car managed) Finally you arrive at a small valley with car parking space and a taverna. Lots of information available, in many languages, as to how to find the caves. Looking up the mountain you can see two, typical, Greek churches and some steps which zig-zag up the almost vertical rock face. (More than 300 of them!). Although the description of how to find the lower cave was good, we failed. After scrabbling up various rock faces we made it to the right spot but failed to find the entrance as the instructions omitted to say that it was " behind the small tree" and not visible! Undaunted we returned to the steps and, after looking in the lower church, continued to climb. The upper cave and church are worth a visit and by the time we returned to the taverna we were exhausted. Two important points to mention: this is not a climb for youngsters or the faint hearted it is very steep and the steps have no handrail, or guardrail, to protect from the drop which would not be survivable. If you attempt this in the height of summer take plenty of water, with you, on the climb. The little taverna makes good coffee and has comfy seats!
Written December 27, 2013
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özyoldas
Germany18 contributions
Couples
We went there from Ireo, so it was quite long trip and driving in the mountain was adventurous.. I suggest to be careful while driving.. There are stairs to go to cave so it's kind of easy. It is a big cave, nothing so special but it is fun to be there:) last thing, view is amazing!!
Written July 22, 2018
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travelmad-7
S.E. England51 contributions
Friends
Now that the route from Votsalakia to Pythagora's cave is on a reasonably well surfaced track/road it can be walked fairly easily, (in 25 degree sun!), even by those of us of 'advanced years'! Be sensible, take a litre of water per person, and enjoy the peace and quiet and amazing views.
Written May 20, 2018
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