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“Impressive short trip under the surface of earth”
Review of Diros Cave

Diros Cave
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Day Trip to Diros Caves and Villages of Mani from Kalamata
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Areopoli
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Owner description: 5000 meters of subterranean caves boat trip lasting 30 mins and 10 minute walk. One of the most beautiful lake caves in the world.
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting visit. The staff very helpful. I find that the entrance fee is a bit overpriced. I have visited the caves as a child a long time ago and I can tell you that nothing has changed ever since. Except maybe the photographer who sells photos from visitors at the exit. I find that the facilities need to be renovated.

3  Thank Pacifay
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

You can reach the cave of diros' by the car, the parking place is just a few meters away. The cave has a mixed type of course. Half of it on feet and the rest of it is by boat, guided tours only, with small groups and of course a guide to give plenty of informations. Photography is allowed but only with no flash.the cave walls are magnificent but so fragile especially to light. Ask if the restoration progress is complete and if the cave is open for tourists before you go there.

Thank Lefteris E
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

These somewhat inaccessible caves are reported to be among the best in the world. But they are not easy to reach. The drive from Kalamata takes 3 hours, from Stoupa it’s about 1½ hours. The roads down the Mani peninsula are very mountainous unless you approach the site from Sparta via Gythion. The ticket to visit the caves cost 10 euros (adults) or 7 euros (concessions). In early October there is about one boat every half hour. You walk down some rather dark, wet steps and are given a life jacket. Then you board a small punt, seating 6-10 passengers, and off you go. Although our party consisted entirely of English speakers, the gondolier spoke only Greek, and that not particularly clearly. So when he said ‘Mind your head’ no-one took any notice. His commentary was a waste of breath. The caves are certainly worth seeing, although our fragile craft wobbled quite a bit and we had a few near misses as we negotiated our way through some quite narrow passages. Several people started to ask ‘When is he going to do the commentary in English?’, a futile question typical of those who do not understand the Greek attitude to tourism. The boat trip is followed by a walk (total duration about 45 minutes). Flash photography is allowed. Altogether this was a worthwhile experience which would certainly have been improved by providing a (recorded) commentary in various languages.

4  Thank Makaris
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Visiting the caves was high on our list of things to do/see on our trip through the. Peloponese and we where not dissapointed. Entry is 12 euro per person, but worth every cent. You start by a long trip by boat through a number of beautiful galleries and then get to walk the last few 100 metres by foot. It.s a short drive from aeropolis.

1  Thank peterfromantwerp
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

if you have seen caves before, then this will be a disappointing expirience. The tour is quite expensive and takes only half an hour at the most. The first 15 minutes a boat will race through the caves for a small part. Take care not to bump your head. Hardly any good light. The last 5 to 10 minutes a path on foot to be taken to the exit. All in all not worth the visit, very disappointing.

4  Thank bdb121
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