Diktean Cave

The famous Diktean Cave is supposed to have sheltered Rhea as she gave birth to Zeus, the future master of the gods and of the universe. It was also a place of worship from the Middle Minoan period. Perched at an altitude of 1 025m, it is the main attraction in the region. The cavern, down into which visitors take a very steep staircase, is made up of a large chamber. Lower down, this divides into four annexes, then you reach a tiny subterranean lake.

Useful information

Phone:

+30 2841 022462

Opening hours

May-Oct: 8.30am-5pm; rest of year: 8.30am-2.30pm - €4 - €2 parking - access in 20min on foot by a walkway paved with big rocks, or riding on donkey: ascent €15, round trip €20

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