Caves of Diros, Areopoli

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#1 of 8 in Nature in Laconia Region
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. Using our world travel planner, Areopoli attractions like Caves of Diros can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Route minutes by boat 20-30 in a cool cave. Guide-gondolier speaks only in Greek. At the beginning of the trips issued a booklet in Russian. You pass by different clusters of stalactites, there are sections with underwater installations. After the boats path portion will be walking.
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  • One of the nest places to visit in Greece and I believe one of the best caves in the world. If something should be adjusted (it is mandatory) this would be the waiting cafeteria for the customers as i...  more »
  • I was with my girlfriend and we were amazed by the beauty of these caves. The boats are from six people and the coxswain speaks only in Greek. Sometimes we had to lower the head the height at certain points does not exceed every meter, but it is just one of the interesting features. Expect beautiful reflections on water and light play that will leave you breathless. The walking part only serves to get people ... nothing to brag about.
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  • Great caves compared to other similar attractions I've seen in Greece. We paid €10 as part of a boat trip; the journey in a small boat through the maze of caves took 20 minutes or so, then you walk through some more at your own pace, allowing you to investigate & take photos at your leisure. Children loved it; the small tunnels no wider than the boat, ducking to avoid the low ceiling, stalagmites & stalactites and opening into caverns are like a Disney ride. Also a nice break from the sun in the middle of a Greek summer. A good family trip.
  • Beautiful place but we were told tour would be 40 mins total, 30 in the boat and approx 10 by foot. Boat just raced round much quicker than this disappointingly so unable to fully appreciate or get decent pictures as we were travelling so fast. Also told we would be offered a multilingual commentary to use if we wished for the journey round, sadly nothing offered, so we could only guess what we had seen from the map on the pamphlet. Cafe had sold out of food. Beach, which you can use free of charge, very disappointing.
  • Boat guided tour for 1.2miles and 300m walk through the cave at the end. Rated best in world. And has a lot of variety. Greek commentary
  • 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.
  • The caves is a must see if you are in the area!!! It's an amazing experience!!!! But unfortunately the negatives are more! Tickets cost 13€!!!! For 20minutes tour! The guidance experience is below the average! They tell you some fiction names and that's it! Needs to improve immediately the customer experience!

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