Kastania Cave

Kastania Cave: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Kastania Cave Reviews: 5/5

Kastania Cave
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 Mt. Parnon. Rich in density and variety of shapes, colors and figures, Kastania Cave is classified as second of its kind in Europe. Nature needed three million years to create this fantasyscape with its unparalleled decor and numerous impressive formations such as enormous red and white "waterfalls", the gigantic columns, the "curtains" and the "sheets" that overflow like waxwork from the roof, "octopuses" and "corals" nest, "elephants" and "mushrooms", "birds" and caricatures, "exotic plants" and monumental creatures... Standing out among the numerous attractions of the cave are geological rarities such as discs, flat stalagmites, eccentrites and elictites. With a little luck, visitors may meet the cave's noble resident insect, the deaf and blind dolichopoda. The cave's surface covers 1,500 square meters separated into two levels and the visitor is guided along a 500-meter route. The cave was formed from limestones of Jurassic age (195-145 million years old) as a result of geological turmoil and chemical reaction. The stone decor owes its seven-color palette to crystalline carbonate lime enriched with several metal oxides. A cafe operates right outside the cave and nearby is the old church of St. Andrew, scarred by pirates and conquerors
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JVamvakaris
Lavrio, Greece9 contributions
One of the best.
Aug 2021 • Family
One of the best caves I have been. Perfect samples and a lot of variety. I got impressed from the amount of stalactites and stalagmites you can find in a square meter. The place is really amazing. Highly recommended.
Written August 15, 2021
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Kalomira
Neapolis, Greece1 contribution
An unforgettable natural wonder
Aug 2021 • Couples
This is a very colorful and massive cave with loads of interesting formations. The woman who gave us a tour was excellent and provided a lot of information, and also catered to the English speaking tourists as well. This is a place no pictures can truly capture, so go see it for yourself!
Written August 5, 2021
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Marrakas
Heemstede, The Netherlands23 contributions
Wonderful intimate experiece
Jul 2021 • Family
If you are in the area an absolute must see!
Our whole family enjoyed the cave and the wonderful guide who explained the History of the cave passionately!
Written July 18, 2021
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K0K0RIK0
Athens, Greece1,810 contributions
Amazing experience
May 2021 • Couples
We visited Kastania Cave because we heard that we really need to do so since we are at the area. That was a very good decision, the place is breathtaking and unique. A definitely must see attraction.
Written May 21, 2021
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dkvnt
Bydgoszcz, Poland22 contributions
Amazing cave and a wonderful guide.
Sep 2020
I was there with my fiancee and I must say it was an extraordinary experience.
The cave itself is really amazing, all these formations looks really impressive with their massive density.
As much as the cave, the guide is wonderful. He speaks well in English and told as a lot about the cave history, the formations there, etc.
We were very impressed about the cave and the guide.
Written September 28, 2020
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ERDFirefighter
Edmonton, Canada863 contributions
A cave full of stalactites and stalagmites
Sep 2019
Quite an amazing cave, I have never been in a cave this full of stalactites and stalagmites.
The tour last 30 to 40 minutes and the guide spoke excellent english.
The cost is 7 euros and no pictures or video is allowed. Tours are every hour on the half hour. You cannot enter the cave without the guide.
It is a bit of a drive to the cave through some winding roads bit well worth the drive, especially if you are staying in Monemvasia
Written September 15, 2019
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Stephen C
Birmingham, UK78 contributions
Thickets of stalactites and some crickets
Jun 2019
I've visited quite a few limestone caves and this one is great. There are blind crickets living down there, filtering nutrients from the water. There are thickets of stalactites of every size and several colours. The guide was good and the small cafe was reasonable for a place with a captive customer base. One word of caution, the road has been improved but there are some interesting hairpins; not one for masive camping homes.
Written July 17, 2019
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PensterA64
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
Beautiful Caves
Jul 2019 • Friends
The caves are very well preserved and maintained and are full of beautiful formations. The roofs of the chambers are dense with Stalagmites and large columns. A must see if you love caves. The drive from Neapolis is very scenic. The site has a nice cafe for refreshments and shade on hot days.
Written July 4, 2019
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Ann0259
Sydney, Australia102 contributions
Impressive Caves
Jun 2019 • Couples
Whilst not a large cave system it was a very impressive cave. The guide, who spoke excellent English, was very informative about how it was discovered and the history of the cave. There were lots of features that I have not seen in other cave systems. It is well worth the visit. Unfortunately you cannot take photos in the caves but was informed that they can be downloaded from their website. There is a cafe onsite if you want a refreshing drink.
Written July 2, 2019
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Docksider55
Athens, Greece87 contributions
Wondrous!
Apr 2019
We visited during an Easter stay in nearby Monemvasia. Wonderful cave, with some features I had not seen elsewhere - especially the tiny, horizontal needles coming form the stalagtites. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide - so unlike the one we had at Kastira - enhanced the experience.
Written April 30, 2019
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