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Kastania Cave

Kastania 23053, Greece
+30 698 655 5444
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The most beautiful and largest cave i have ever seen!

We just returned from a trip to Neapoli (Lakonia) and the most impressive thing we did is visiting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
452Christina_M
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Athens, Greece
Mindblowing!

A must see if you are visiting the Monemvasia area of Greece. I was completely blown away by the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tiggerlives
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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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 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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Kastania 23053, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a trip to Neapoli (Lakonia) and the most impressive thing we did is visiting this cave who is not well known or advertised as it deserves to be!This cave is big (almost 1500m of which 500m can be visited) and full...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see if you are visiting the Monemvasia area of Greece. I was completely blown away by the sheer quantity and colours of the stalactites and stalagmites, the best I have ever seen anywhere. Definitely worth the drive there. The tours start at half...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but I was so impressed with this cave that I had to write something! I have been to many caves in Europe and this is the best I've ever seen. It has so many different types of stalagmites that I...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The way to get there is a bit difficult but it is really worth it. It is very big and unique! The tour guide is very good

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The most impressive cave with the largest amount of stalagmites and stalactites I have ever seen. There is a huge amount to see in the cave, including a unique type of insect native to the cave. The tour guide was very well informed and friendly...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

We were impressed by one of the most amazing caves in Europe...!!!! Friendly and very informative staff. A must-seeing in Lakonia region.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

What a pleasure on a very hot afternoon to descend the few steps into the nether world of the Kastania grotto. No problem of crowds here on this September afternoon just two couples and the guide, a young lady who spoke excellent English. My wife...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

The visit to Kastania Cave took my breath away - it is simply stunning! The amount of stalagmites, stalagtites, flowstone, crystals and colours are mindblowing - especially when you thinkof how long it took to form. The guide was really good - very informative and...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

Kastania caves is a must do and see. Formations of all types cover every cm of the caves walls, ceiling and floor. The guided tour was presented in Greek and English. A truly spectacular natural wonder. For me, more untouched and more varied and more...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Very impressive caves but the best part was our guide, Vangeli, who was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Thank RichyRey
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