Cave Of Zeus, Anogia

3.1
#1 of 10 in Nature in Rethymnon Prefecture
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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  • Small climb friendly to get to the cave of Zeus - possibility to mount drive family
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  • We went there with our 2 year old daughter. The cave is not suited to visit with because she cannot do 200 steps on the stairs yet but she still had the time of her life! We took a donkey to reach the...  more »
  • The drive to this place is on mountain roads, with nice views. After parking, you walk a steep mountain path or pay for a donkey ride. On the top, you queue both for paying a ticket and then for getti...  more »

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