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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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  • Klar...es is just a cave. Still very impressive and also the area around the cave is worth a trip.
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  • Cave with stalactites are very beautiful, with interesting history, again came on the tour boat, which takes away from the hotels and luck into the cave and mill olive oil!
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  • The cave it's self is beautiful and the view from outside is breathtaking just please please PLEASE make sure you bring comfortable and robust shoes as there is a lot of uphill walking involved. If yo...  more »