Cave of Psychros, Lasithi Mesa

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#10 of 18 in Nature in Lasithi Prefecture
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  • A little fitness should be available when one wants to visit the cave, because one must climb it first through a steep path. Supposed to be but for someone who is even remotely fit to create. The views from the top of the plateaus is worthwhile. Usually the cave costs a few euros probably entry, on the day of our visit it was free but luckily. The cave itself is as far as nice enough, climb some stairs down into the depths, where a small, nicely-lit stalactite cave is waiting for one. Really the visit not long however, in less than 10 minutes, it's already out. A little dreis, to request entry for something like that. Below are also in the parking lot parking fees waiting an and many tourist shops. A little detour so quite okay, as a day-trip destinations you should not plan for this however. Rather, as a way station on a cruise through the level.
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  • After a small climb, there are 2 ways one very well in serpentines, the other, very rocky and bumpy, the cave is very müstig and very interesting, only if a lot of people "are channelled through", it can be annoying.
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  • Most beautiful views to the cave itself; that you see in less than 10 minutes. And as for the price, makes you feel a little cheated tourists as says my husband "much mythology but nothing".
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  • Beautiful and atmospheric cave. The walk up is challenging. Take the easy paved route unless you are a hiker with proper shoes. The view from the cave entrance over the plateau is Amazing!
  • The cave of Zeus is beautiful, with stunning rock forms. The journey up to the cave is somwhat arduous but there are plenty of places to stop and look out across the stunning Plateau below you. There are 2 different paths, one is steeper but shorter, the routes do mean that nearly anyone could reach the Cave. The Cave itself is full of steps, literally a giant staircase, which is slippery in places so be careful and make sure that you have a decent pair of shoes on. Having said that even Toms or Flip Flops would be able to make it up and round with ease. Worth a visit and worth driving two different routes in and out!
  • A great cave visit and not too expensive (€6 each). Bear in mind there's a 15 minute walk up to the cave from the car park and it's quite steep and uneven terrain. You can get a donkey / mule ride up if you need to though. Great drive up there to the Lasithi Plateau as well and great views everywhere you look. Definitely worth a trip here if you're in Crete!
  • Absolutely stunning views from the top of the plateau, and the cave was really cool as well. I won't go into the history of the place, but look it up and check it out. The story makes it that much more interesting. A fellow traveller staying at our resort recommended this visit, and we're so glad he did. It made for a great day trip in from the coast.
  • Large cave, that doesn't go very deep. In order to get to the cave, walking up a mountain for 20-30 minutes is necessary. Most of the path is paved, but the last sections aren't, so you need to bring along proper shoes. At the end of the ascent is a ticket booth where you pay 6€ for the entry. The awe inspiring decent into the cave is made possible by some well built stairs with banisters to hold onto. The lights inside the cave give it a mysterious look, making this a must, if you're nearby, even if the entrance fee is a bit overpriced in my opinion.

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