Melidoni Cave, Melidoni

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#4 of 10 in Nature in Rethymnon Prefecture
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  • The cave is a volumetric Hall, to which leads down the track. The cave of historical, but also a tragic story. From the very beginning of the revolution in the year 1821 against the Turks Melidoni inhabitants actively participated in the liberation struggle. Due to this they are constantly attacked by Turkish soldiers and cave served residents of the only haven. During the Turkish attack in 1823 year 370 residents hid in a cave under the guise of 20-30 soldiers. When you try to attack caves Pasha Hussein lost 24 of its soldiers in combat. Furious, he ordered to collect a huge pile of brushwood and set fire to the entrance to the cave, bringing its people suffocated from the smoke.
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  • This cave is worth a visit as there there to see much, but she's not for children or teens rather. A short descent and one is in the cave. The individual sites are naturally well lit so you can see everything. Much can be said about a cave so not, therefore I come now to the conclusion that this cave for adults can be very interesting and I can recommend them.
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  • We had caught two rainy days in our 14 days Crete and we have used this to watch us Paraschakis olive oil farm and the cave. The cave is not large, but we liked it. The entrance fee of € 4 was also ok, as we have seen in our holidays far from exclusive prices. From the terrace you have a beautiful view and the attached café to short stay on.
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  • This is a little (1 hall) cave with quite some stalactites and stalagmites. Fast to visit if you're in the area (ex. if you visit Reptisland - it will take 1 hour more in total). Comparing to touristic Dikteon cave this cave is not less beautiful, at the same time it is less expensive, easily accessible and not crowded.
  • Not woth the 4 euros. Any explanation about this 5 minutes « visit ».
  • Worth seeing but not worth 4 euro ticket
  • Not worth 4 euros entrance. Only one part of the cave is open. Total self tour is 5 minutes. One of the worker laughed at clients, we understood what he said.
  • Absolutely worth a visit.

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