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Kastania Cave

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My father and I took a drive from Sparta to kastania. So glad we did!! It was amazing views all the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara V
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Interesting tour along the coast.

Very nice drive along the coast from Kalamata to the caves. With small stops in beautiful... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Lidvar F
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One of the most impressive caves of Greece can be found near the village of Kastania on the southern tip of the Peloponnese, just minutes away from Neapoli. The route follows the winding mountain road leading to the forest-covered eastern slopes of...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My father and I took a drive from Sparta to kastania. So glad we did!! It was amazing views all the way there. Once we got there there is a small restaurant. The lady who runs it was so friendly. We had some time to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Very nice drive along the coast from Kalamata to the caves. With small stops in beautiful villages. The caves was spectacular. Last stop on the way back we did in Kardamilli where we had a nice meal based good traditional Greek food. And again big...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Looking forward to visit the area again, amazing scenery!!!! a true local and terestrial treasure !!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We drove from Monemvasia to Kastania. It’s an amazing experience. A truly unique cave and an amazing tour guide. After visiting the cave you can swim nearby and make a day out of it. Totally worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Fantastic Cave, even without water in it. Definitely in the top 3 I have visited. Great guide provides a lot of information and is always happy to answer any questions. We were lucky and our group consisted of only 8 persons. Dimitra is guiding there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Well worth the drive up some very steep hills to visit this. The cave is visually stunning with some incredible formations of both Stalactites & Stalagmites in various brown reddish orange colours. The guide is well informed and willing to answer any questions posed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

One of the best caves I have visited (and I’ve visited some). Well worth the drive, because also the road to the cave is very scenic. Try visiting in the afternoon and maybe you will catch the sunset upon your way back (decent to Neapoli)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

The cave itself is a fantastic array of stalagmites and stalactites of all different shapes and sizes. The tour takes approximately 40min in which you will get to know the story of how the cave was discovered, information about its morphology and the living beings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the caves this summer and they are not to be missed. They have a large variety of different stalagmites and stalactites and are truly magical. There is a guided tour every hour during the summer, which was very good. Definitely go if you're...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank March_Hare_London
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Worth a visit ! Kids loved it ! Both kids were enthusiastic after visiting the place.No photoes allowed so you can buy some postcards at the coffee - souvenir shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
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emptynesters38
Boston, Massachusetts
tour to Kastania cave from Monemvasia (2 Replies)
Taking cruise in October. Will be in Monemvasia for a day. Want to see Kastania Cave but cruise ship doesn't offer it as tour. Does anyone know how we could get to Kastania Cave via a tour? Does a driver or taxi cost too much? Thanks to all TA's
April 20, 2016|
Response fromphilhellene|
Your only option would be a taxi but it's at least 40 minutes from Monemvasia so a taxi wouldn't be cheap. The other thing is that the caves tend to be open at weekends or public holidays only so you might not be able to visit anyway.
KatherineP
Los Angeles, California
Kapsas Caves substitute for Diros? (2 Replies)
I see nice reviews of Kapsas (Kapsia?) Cave on Tripadvisor. Is this a reasonable and quick stop-off between Stemnitsa and Athens? I'm trying to find a great cave more enroute than Diros Caves as it cuts out a lot of driving time if we skip the Mani (something like 10 hours vs 13 hours). Plan is (I'm listing just the "musts" for us): Nafplio 3 nights (Corinth on way from airport, then do Epidavros and Mycenae) Pylos 3 nights (Voidokolia and Methoni castle) Stemnitsa 1 night (Messene en...More
June 22, 2017|
Response fromphilhellene|
I revisited Diros a couple of weeks ago and was underwhelmed. €13 for a 20 minute boat ride with no commentary other than 'mind your head'. Kastania is more impressive but not easy to fit into your schedule as it's a good hour south of Monemvasia.