Diktaio Andro
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Travelling Mama
Toronto, Canada516 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Our drive from Agios Nikolaos was about 1.5 hr and we enjoyed the beautiful views. The roads are narrow but we didn't feel unsafe.

There is about 1 km hike upto the cave entrance from the parking lot. We took a donkey for 10 euros and our 5 year old really enjoyed the ride upto the cave. The views of Lasithi Plateau going up and down were amazing.

I managed to go down on foot in flip flops without any problems and my 5 year old enjoyed walking down too.

Parking is 2.50 euros, entrance fee was 6 euros per person and 25 year old and under is free.

Once we got to the cave, we were a little disappointed. The cave was much smaller than expected and it was about 10 min going down and back up. We felt like the cave was too small for the long drive and the hike up. But it was a nice cave and we did enjoy the experience overall.
Written June 29, 2022
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Χάρης Δ
Thessaloniki, Greece6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
If you are a cavern enthusiast you must visit the birthplace of Zeus. It's an uneasy drive and a difficult but not impossible climb but the reward is worth it. You have a panoramic view of the Lasithi plateau during your ascend until you reach the entrance of the cave. There aren't many words to describe it except the fact that there is a 10 degrees drop of temperature once you enter. The rest remain for you to discover the majesty of nature's works. The place is riddled with mythological and historical information. There's a small entrance fee for the cave and if the climb seems difficult you have the option to ride a donkey to the top for a price. There restaurants and coffee shops at the parking area so whenever you feel hungry or thirsty you are covered
Written August 24, 2019
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Philina S
Heraklion, Greece30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Not to deep, it takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the stops! it has lots of stairs so not an easy walk for people with mobility problems! The cave is beautiful full of stalagmites and stalactites. The ticket is cheap, we paid 3 euros to get inside. Don't forget to carry water with you!!!!
Written February 6, 2018
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Matthew H
37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We travelled from Rethymno to the Lasithi Plateau via the National Highway and the road leading up from Malia. Absolutely fabulous driving and scenery, and the arrival on the plateau is stunning, like an ascent to heaven...

We found the village of Psychro and arrived at the car park for the cave. We availed ourselves of the facilities (needed after 2.5 hours spent in the car). We decided not to eat before attempting the cave, a very good thing as the climb is really arduous. I also recommend sturdy shoes as the path becomes treacherous towards the top.

But, as a metaphor for life, the pain of the climb is rewarded by the increasingly stunning views over the Lasithi Plateau - and, reaching the top, having paid 6 euros for entry, you can find refreshments and toilets.

Then, the cave - down a steep winding staircase, you descend into the dark and increasingly chilly birthplace of Zeus. Ponder a while about this, reflect that this felt like the underworld - expect Hades and Cerberus to pop their heads around the corner - then, the long climb back up the staircase.

Quite a workout ! Worth the exertion.
Written June 13, 2016
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Örs Kigyóssy
Budapest, Hungary25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
Nice cave, well built for visitors. Lot of tourists, no time to experience the beauty of nature. Intense climb is needed to reach the cave. Was good but would skip this programme of I have known what to expect.
Written September 19, 2015
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Angel K
Estepona, Spain72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
We visited the cave after local recommendations. I wouldn't say it has something particular - it's nice though to see. However, the drive to there was beautiful and you have some great views around the lassithi plateau so I would recommend to see it if you're there. Entrance fee is 4eur.
Written June 4, 2015
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Sandra C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Joussef was great. He is a good driver and was patient and kind. He was a good guide and I hope he is our guide next time
Written February 17, 2020
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Steve G
Riga, Latvia118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
A rugged walk but with some beautiful views over the plateau. Caves pretty spectacular with lots of pretty steep steps !!! *** On leaving the car park I would advise you to head left toward restaurants and shops.... a new pathway has been built making the ascent a little easier !!! Only discovered it when we had struggled to the top !!
Written November 1, 2018
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antoncarth
High Wycombe, UK812 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
A very beautiful cavern just 50 minutes driving distance from city of Herakleion. The cavern is located near Psychro village in Lassithi Plateau. You can enjoy an outstanding view from the entrance of cavern, looking all over Lassithi plateau.
When you walk down the cavern you will see an amazing stone enviroment from stactites and stalagmites, time has created a unique stalagite complex at the bottom of the cave. I strongly recommend a visit in this cavern.
Written May 6, 2018
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Sarah B
Guildford, UK730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Best to have read a little about the story of Zeus as a child before embarking on this adventure, it helps to bring the place alive
Written April 6, 2018
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