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Cave Of Zeus, Anogia

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According to legend, Cave Of Zeus is one of two possible locations where Zeus, Greek god of sky and thunder, was born. High up on Mount Dicte, the system of caves have a single entrance, which you can reach via a long trek to the top or driving the winding roads up. Inside, admire the large stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over hundreds of years. The antechamber contains the crumbled foundations of an altar and evidence of offerings that were burnt at the altar and destined for the gods. Explore the five chambers, especially the small chamber behind a lake where Zeus was supposedly born. Cave Of Zeus is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Anogia Edition.
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  • It's a short walk from the carpark up hill and then a solid path through the cave with a lot of steps. The cave is stunning with atmospheric lighting well worth it.  more »
  • Difficult walk up to the entrance of the cave, but well worth it. Over 200 steps down into (and of course, back out of) the cave but these were peanuts compared to the climb up to the cave.  more »
  • I decided to take the trek up to the cave. This is not an easy walk even if you take the easiest route to the top. The donkeys didn't look to be well treated either so decided not to use this option. ...  more »