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Caves of Diros, Diros

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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. To visit Caves of Diros on your trip to Diros, use our Diros holiday builder app.
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  • I ve been three imes in my life and it has been great! I have to admit that last time was back in 1994, when crowds, covid and technology were not around!! I m saying because i read some bad reviews....  more
    I ve been three imes in my life and it has been great! I have to admit that last time was back in 1994, when crowds, covid and technology were not around!! I m saying because i read some bad reviews....  more »
  • Really great experience. You go through the caves by boat and it is amazing. Ok the Greek boatman gives some commentary but not in English but its not necessary, the caves speak for themselves. Well.....  more
    Really great experience. You go through the caves by boat and it is amazing. Ok the Greek boatman gives some commentary but not in English but its not necessary, the caves speak for themselves. Well.....  more »
  • First off - the caves themselves - what a treasure! Unlike anything we had seen before and really breathtaking. Glad we went and spent the 40 min drive from Gythios. Highly recommended Pro tip - do....  more
    First off - the caves themselves - what a treasure! Unlike anything we had seen before and really breathtaking. Glad we went and spent the 40 min drive from Gythios. Highly recommended Pro tip - do....  more »
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  • The cave was very nice, 25’ boat tour in the cave plus 10’ walk on our way out. Very nice experience and also a nice break from the heat outside. Recommended. The experience is not suitable for people on wheelchair.
  • Quite an amazing place, the first part of the cave is done by boat or should I say a long canoe. Sadly the day we came we were told that the water level was very high so only a small portion the cave could be visited on water. Nevertheless we had a great time, and can agree that the Diros Caves are among the most significant natural sites in Greece, truly spectacular. I understand the caves formed hundreds of thousands of years ago and that the stalactites and stalagmites that are now underwater were formed when the sea level was much lower than it currently is. The temperature is much cooler in the caves, especially in the water section rather than the land part of the caves, so if you're feeling cold easily, taking a cardigan or jumper might be a good idea.
  • PARTIALLY CLOSED! Boat tours, which are promoted to be the main attraction, are suspended until further notice. You can only walk 300 meters in and back until the place where boats used to disembark. This is still pittoresque and not very frequented, so I didn't came here for nothing. I still rate it 2/5 because they aren't able to inform about the partial closure on their homepage. Greek organization...
  • Beautiful caves, amazing sea views and beaches just around the corner. On 21/08/2022, the cave tour was shortened due to a rise of the water level. The ticket price was reduced. During busy periods, it is better to reserve tickets.
  • I have been to many great caves all over the world and I must say that this cave is right up there towards the top. The stalactites must be just about the best in the world alone. Then there is the boat ride through crystal clear water. A fabulous experience

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