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Kastania Cave, Kastania

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  • A cave behind a door ... Unfortunately little considered but one of the most beautiful caves ever seen. Some publicity would make it known more
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  • A show, many types of formations, some exist only in this place. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide, visit highly recommended
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  • It is not easy to get there, but once you discover such a wealth of stalactites per square meter that, as pointed out by the Guide, has no equal in the world. On the occasion of our visit (two couples with children) there were no other tourists, so we took advantage of the best of guide which, with simplicity and competence (and English) pointed out the most valuable characteristics of these magnificent caves. I've never seen a disc-shaped stalagmite. Not to be missed if you are around there.
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  • One of the most impressive caves of Greece can be found near the village of Kastania on the southern tip of the Peloponnese, just minutes away from Neapoli. The route follows the winding mountain road leading to the forest-covered eastern slopes of Mt. Parnon. Rich in density and variety of shapes, colors and figures, Kastania Cave is classified as second of its kind in Europe. Nature needed three million years to create this fantasyscape with its unparalleled décor and numerous impressive formations such as enormous red and white “waterfalls”, the gigantic columns, the “curtains” and the “sheets” that overflow like waxwork from the roof, “octopuses” and “corals” nest, “elephants” and “mushrooms”, “birds” and caricatures, “exotic plants” and monumental creatures… Standing out among the numerous attractions of the cave are geological rarities such as discs, flat stalagmites, eccentrites and elictites. With a little luck, visitors may meet the cave’s noble resident insect, the deaf and blind dolichopoda. The cave’s surface covers 1,500 square meters separated into two levels and the visitor is guided along a 500-meter route. The cave was formed from limestones of Jurassic age (195-145 million years old) as a result of geological turmoil and chemical reaction. The stone décor owes its seven-color palette to crystalline carbonate lime enriched with several metal oxides. A café operates right outside the cave and nearby is the old church of St. Andrew, scarred by pirates and conquerors
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  • Hard road to the cave, but it's worth it. Tour is available in English. Very few people. We had only 6.
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  • unique cave, awesome show and a great tour from the downside which agapaei the job and place of!!! is easy to see there from Neapolis, about 20 minutes, and the road has very good road.
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  • Of the most well-preserved caves in the world and a great tour! It is one of the MUST with capital letters!
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