Dikteon Cave, Lasithi Prefecture

3.6
#6 of 12 in Nature in Lasithi Prefecture
Dikteon Cave is located in Lasithi Prefecture. Work out when and for how long to visit Dikteon Cave and other Psichro attractions using our handy Psichro journey app .
Create an itinerary including Dikteon Cave

(Psichro is the nearest city to Dikteon Cave)

map
Dikteon Cave Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
283 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • August 16, 2017
    Check my review of "Cave of Zeus" since it is the same cave or just go there because it is worth the visit!  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We like caves a lot - and this cave is certainly not the most interesting one. It is just a (relatively) small cave with a single hall. 10-15 minutes is enough to do the tour (is not worth the price, ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    In the Lassithi plateau is this wonderful cave, really worth to go although the uphill don't hold back will apozimiwtheite with the spectacle, you'll need to get off several feet down at cold environment and to admire the stalactites and a beautiful pond.
    View original
Google
  • May 28, 2017
    Visiting this archaeological site brought to life the mythology of Zeus. One can't help but envision the Greek God growing up within it. And once you learn the history behind the ancient people who came here from all over the Mediterranean to worship inside the cave, it makes this experience even more amazing. One bit of advice: for the love of Zeus wear comfortable clothes and shoes good for climbing. You can make it easier on yourself by paying for a donkey ride, but it takes away from the experience. The fee differs depending whether you pay for the one way ride, or the round trip.
  • June 29, 2017
    Not the most impressive cave on the island, Zeus could have done better. That being said it was interesting to visit and the ride around the plateau is really nice if you re driving.
  • June 25, 2017
    Very long step climb both to reach the cave and also inside, not a lot to see and poor lighting of the steps in the cave. Well worth taking the donkey ride up unless you are very fit
  • November 22, 2016
    Visited on a combined tour with Knossos, two of Crete's most popular attractions couldn't be more different. Zeus' birthplace is more natural but with the artificial coloured lights felt more touristy, but still well worth visiting. The fresh orange juice while waiting for the coach to depart was an added bonus.
  • April 4, 2017
    Nice place with amazing wiew on the Lasithi plateau. Must see.

Plan your trip to Lasithi Prefecture

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Psichro

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Lasithi Prefecture by other users

31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Athens & Crete BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sissi BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Sissi BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Crete BY A USER FROM GREECE October, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Agios Nikolaos BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Greece BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sissi BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Elounda BY A USER FROM GREECE October, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Sissi BY A USER FROM GREECE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Agios Nikolaos BY A USER FROM GREECE October, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans