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Caves of Diros, Areopoli

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Explore the series of natural underground waterways at Caves of Diros, the source for many Palaeolithic and Neolithic artifacts now housed in a museum. Take a boat tour to access the tunnels of caves, dramatically lit from within. Traverse below the thousands of stalactites that hang from the domed caved roof as you wend your way through. Though a guide drives the boat, little commentary is offered, leaving room for silence and inspiration. Arrive early to avoid waiting in line, and note the attraction may not be for those who suffer from claustrophobia. Caves of Diros is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Areopoli Edition.
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  • Do not miss. This is an amazing experience , about half an hour of your life you will not forget. Well designed and organised.  more »
  • We booked a boat trip in advance from Stoupa in the Peleponnese for Eur 40 each to see these caves. A buffet lunch was included. We were told it would cost an extra Eur 13 each to enter the caves; how...  more »
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  • Perfect for a hot day. Exciting for both kids and adults. Cool nice air inside the caves. A bit pricey, but if you take a swim at the beach next to it, i think its well worth the money. 14€ for adults 8€ for discount. Classes and children under 8.
  • We almost missed the last tour of the day, but thanks to a determined mother who had driven days with her 4 sons to see the caves, we were able to take the tour. Absolutely breathtaking and one of the best memories I have of Greece. Definitely understand how the ancients perceived this as the entrance to the underworld. If you are a fan of Greek mythology or history, don't miss this.
  • According to Ancient Greek myths this was the entrance to the underworld. A spectacular ride in small boats in underground caves. A very knowledgeable ferryman told us the following details about the environment in the caves: The length of the trip is approx. 30 minutes and it covers 1.5 kilometres of the cave system. The water temperature is around 8° Celsius and the ambient temperature is 18° Celsius, perfect on a hot summer day. The water depth ranges from half a meter to 30 meters at its deepest. Adult tickets are 13 euros, student tickets are 8 euros, and life jackets are required to get on the boat. If you happen to have water or coffee with you you can take it in the boat, but please be careful.
  • You must go! As far as cave experiences go, this one's a little quirky as you are punting through the labyrinthine network of caves, sometimes very low, instead of walking them. Soak up some sun on the beach or rocks nearby after. Bring a bathing suit for a swim too- very nice water!
  • Diros caves are beautiful. I had been to caves before but not travelled through them on a boat before. There was a guide chatty but not full of information. Perhaps it would have been different if I spoke Greek? It's definitely still worth a visit if you're in the area.

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