Cave of Alistrati

Cave of Alistrati: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Cave of Alistrati Reviews: 5/5

Cave of Alistrati
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Cave of Alistrati near the town of Serres is considered one of the largest and most beautiful caves not only of Greece but of Europe. The total length of its passages is approximately 3 km, of which 1 km is accessible by the disabled. According to Greek mythology, the Sphinx made her appearance at the position "Petroto" of the Gorge of Aggites that traverses the Alistratis area. Myth also mentions Pluto,the god of the Underworld; when he kidnapped Persephone, the daughter of goddess Demeter, he brought her to this natural ravine where a Gate to the Underworld existed. The area that mythology mentions is situated near the touristic site of the Cave of Alistrati; this area also features a few other caves. At a distance of 250m from the south side of the cave's entrance, one finds the railway tracks connecting Serres to the town of Drama.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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sashkow
Sofia, Bulgaria1,259 contributions
In the sea of beaches this cave is a bright spot
Aug 2020 • Family
Every day at the endless number of beach sites could be brainwashing.
This cave is nice opportunity to get out of the monotony daily life of a tourist.
It is beautiful and magical route to the inner earth even for kids.
Written August 20, 2020
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Artemis K
Spain10 contributions
Amazing
Jul 2020 • Family
Amazing place, highly recomended. It is without doubts the most spectacular cave we had visited.
The guided tour is also nice. All the workers of the place were really nice. There is a beautiful exterior area to have a refreshing drink ir coffee.
Written July 18, 2020
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marina2c
Thessaloniki, Greece17 contributions
One of the best cave in Europe!
Sep 2019
One of the best cave that you have not to miss it. The tour lasts about 1 hour and the guides are very experienced and very helpful . I think its good to have a jacket with you if you go at Summer because you have to walk about 1,5 kilometers. The reason that make this cave unique are except of the huge stallactites , curtains and stalagmites in many collors , the ekkendrites or eccentrics or elicits: that are rare formations created by "defying" the law s of gravity and following irregular paths diagonally, up and down!
If you like to take some photos, unfortunately, is forbidden as well without flash.
Written October 9, 2019
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Helen S
7 contributions
Awestruck
Oct 2019 • Couples
The variety and uniqueness of the stalectites and stalegmites are breathtaking.
Amazing tour guide eager to inform us as well as answer our questions.
A definite must for all !!
Truly amazing!!
Written October 7, 2019
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Hellsbells060
Hedon, UK259 contributions
Fantastic
Sep 2019 • Couples
We visited the Caves of Alistratis on the recommendation of our apartment owner (who is from Alistratis) and have to agree they are the best caves we have visited, bar none. The entrance is very easily accessed, enabling wheelchair users to enjoy the caves. There is approx 1.5km to walk along a sympathetically lit pathway, with no narrow parts or having to duck under outcrops.
The caves are a mixture of walking through a petrified forest and a cathedral, with fantastic stalagmites and stalactites.
Tours are made by a guide once an hour. The air in the caves is fresh and remains at a constant, comfortable temperature.
Very enjoyable.
Written October 1, 2019
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stathis
1 contribution
Amazing cave
Aug 2019 • Friends
The cave is amazing . It's a unique experience . There are a lot of wrong reviews with false information .
Written September 5, 2019
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Ann
2 contributions
Sad experience
Aug 2019
We visited the cave on vacation with my family (2 children). At the entrance, we had to wait half an hour to get in with a guide. The guide was very rude and aggressive. All the time he was yelling at us to hurry up and he was turning off the lights behind us. At the middle of the tour start arguing with an old man, he gets mad and turns off the lights because he wanted to stop the tour. That was too scary for our little children. Although it was a very beautiful cave the experience was sad and we had to drive long to reach it. Maybe different management could make the cave visitor friendly.
Written August 30, 2019
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dom_du
Nierstein, Germany91 contributions
Magic
Jun 2019 • Family
A magical place and we were incredibly lucky, having an exclusive guided tour for the three of us. Everything is well organised and definately worth the entry fee. Its a magical place!
Written July 4, 2019
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Mariana-Regina D
7 contributions
Beautiful cave, wonderful experience!
Oct 2018
What a magnificent cave! We truly enjoyed visiting it, the facilities are excellent, i was truly impressed that it is also perfectly accessible for disabled people.
Written June 20, 2019
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Van Katta
Sofia, Bulgaria7 contributions
A place out of this world
May 2019 • Couples
The Cave of Alistrati is a fascinating place with it's unique atmosphere, which cannot be found anywhere above the ground. Unfortunately the route for visitors is only small part of the whole cave complex, The tour with the guide is about 1 km long and I believe there are many more interesting things that could be shown. Unfortunately the other parts of the cave aren't opened for visitors, which is somewhat disappointing, however it still worths visiting.
Written May 6, 2019
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