Milatos Cave, Milatos

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#6 of 18 in Nature in Lasithi Prefecture
Explore Milatos Cave, best known as the center of an 1823 battle between the brave local rebels of Milatos and the invading Turkish army, which ended tragically. You'll need a flashlight to explore the pitch-black caves, and many recommended taking transport to the site as the walk from the village is quite long. Within the cave, look for a small church built in 1935: it sits near a large circular opening revealing some spectacular views of the surrounding area, so bring along a camera! For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Milatos holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Milatos Cave and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Very good experience indeed. Accessible and Recommended for anyone around Milatos or Agios Nikolaos. I'd go again  more »
  • The cave is definitely worth a visit. We are without shoes there. The trail is fairly easy to run. And also not tiring. A flashlight is definitely beneficial. There lies the chapel inside the cave.
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  • fell upon this cave by accident , drove high up into the mountains, approached the visitors centre which has been closed before it even opened and has fell foul of vandalism, but don't be pu off, take...  more »

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