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Milatos Cave

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Address: Milatos, Crete, Greece

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Long walk but amazing

We did this in the mid day sun and its a bit hot. Quite a trek over a rough path so advise good shoes although many did it in flip flops. Worth the walk once your there but mind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
tn62wilts
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Whitley, United Kingdom
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Whitley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did this in the mid day sun and its a bit hot. Quite a trek over a rough path so advise good shoes although many did it in flip flops. Worth the walk once your there but mind you head. The little church inside is amazing, take a torch to get the full benefit .

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Scottish Western Isles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think I was a cave dweller in another life. I loved this cave as all the caves we visited on Crete, One cave isnot the same as another and this is a unique cave. The views from here over the valley and the hills below was staggering and the atmosphere inside was one of awe. Loved it and hope... More 

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Thank Gael01
County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Well worth a visit. Take a torch. Wear sensible footwear.. Take a camera. Do some background reading before you go.

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Thank eleanor c
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Small, interesting cave with a history (massacre during Ottoman occupation) and has a small church inside.

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Thank Plus2012
New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The walk from the beach up to the cave takes around one hour. Amazing views all along and not difficult to hike. If you are in Milatos don't miss it.

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Thank Bendzsike
Winsford, Cheshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Well worth a visit, the few hundred metres you have to walk along a slightly uneven path are well worth the trip and it seems much shorter on the way back! Arriving at the cave mouth we were greeted by a couple of Brit ex-pats who are there most days, offering information, torch hire and selling hand crafted mementoes. Not... More 

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Thank Jill H
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

One of the most interesting landmarks in Crete! You may even find a real Orthodox church inside which operates once a year, just 1 week after the Orthodox Easter (St. Thomas). The access there is rather easy, just 5-10 mins walk from the main road.

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kayjay75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

An intriguing part of history which I would recommend visiting if your in the vicinity. Very interesting and surprising. You will need comfortable walking shoes ie trainers as the path to the caves from the road is a bit uneven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

It's a very interesting place to visit, great view, look up the history to these caves before you go, it sheds a whole new feeling to the caves.

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Thank jbdisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The walk up to the cave is quite steep best to wear trainers or walking shoes take water and a Torch. The cave is also a Tomb of the island people who were hiding from the German invasion. The cave has a passageway it's deep dark for those who are braver than me. Worth visiting

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