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Skotino Cave, Heraklion

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  • This is the most unusual and mysterious cave that we visited, but were we in many caves. Say is this cave was discovered not so long ago, but the most interesting, the church stands over the cave, (a) before entering the cave stand the icons and candles. The spirit of antiquity and energy is not what causes caves understandable excitement. The cave consists of four domed Hall. The cave is not refined, it is wild. Bring flashlights from clothing sneakers. The cave is cool, it is deep enough. The finds have been discovered here once discovered the cave. Have a good rest. Be sure to visit her. Thank you.
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  • נותר לנו זמן עד הטיסה ומתוך גחמה נסענו למערת סקוטינו אחת משלושת המערות הגדולות בנפת הרקליון.פתח המערה מרשים ומימינו ניתן לראות שרידי קפלה עתיקה עליה נבנתה חדשה יותר.לא נכנסנו למערה כיון שצריך עבורה אמ...  more »
  • SPOK members gave us, we have explained various for the cave and the life there and we got up to 50 feet deep where the lowest point. Harmless and for children as it is properly organized.
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  • First of all, I have to admit that sometimes, there is something that you don't give the proper attention. The same happened to me with this natural underground chamber. It is very near from where I live, and as a matter of fact, I have heard a lot about that cave. On the other hand, its the first time that I visit and all I can say is whoaaaaoooo!!! It lies close to the Skoteino village, 22 km from Heraklion, and it is one of the largest caves on Crete. Due to the size, it's very impressive, most of all the entrance: 10 m high and around 30 meters wide. The total site is 170 meters covering an area of 2.500 square meters. Huge stalactites and stalagmites add a unique feel to the cave. For instance, if you check closely to the walls you will be able to see the green colour that normally see on expensive stones. You need to carry a small flashlight if you need to explore more of the cave. But there's is a catch. Try to spend some time inside, and to give a few seconds to your eyes to grant you night vision. Another thing to consider is the time of the day to enter the cave. The midday when the sun is above is better as direct light enters the cave. Opposite, in the late afternoon, there is a big hill that sun is behind it so it gets easy dark. It was a tremendous experience shooting this place.
  • It's a curiosity, quiet and it seems a bit isolated too. The main problem is that there are no real path in the deepest area of the cave, let alone light! So it's a bit dangerous cause the ground is slippery. Gorgeous nonetheless.
  • This cave is a really nice and quiet place, it is worth a visit. Especially the background noise made by the doves in the cave is really interresting. There are also two small chuches nearby, which can be visited.
  • Great place to visit! It's huge, but you cannot go very deep into the cave (no paths)
  • A breathtaking place, really, when you see the hugeness of it, you'll be amazed. If you are around in Aposelemis or Heraklion I highly recommend to visit this place