Caving in Greece in Central Greece


The cave of Apollo also known as Korikyo Cave in the Parnassos National Park is popular with speleologists. The cave lies on the E4 hiking trails and is about a 4-hour walk from Delphi, best approached from the church of Agia Triada.
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Near the village of Agios Thomas there is a cave with two holes of different diameters. The depth of the cave hasn't been surveyed so far. You can approach the cave on the way to the church of Profitis Elias. The upper part of the cave, referring to the gaping hole, is referred to as Stefani (wreath) by the locals.
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The Kyklopas cave is found near Astakos, where supposedly Odysseus blinded the Cyclops who became very angry and threw huge boulders to the sea below on Odysseus' escaping ship. These boulders can still be seen in the fields below the cave.
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Below the southeast cliffs of Skyros the sea caves form a major attraction for visitors. In the caves the colours in the water are spellbinding, thanks to the special effects of the sun's rays.
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The Eptastomos cave (meaning seven-mouthed cave) has seven openings where according to recent study is home to the southern-most glacier in Europe, some 70 meters deep!
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Meaning Red Rock in English, Kokkinovrahos on mount Akontio is home to two 'undiscovered' caves that are said to be quite impressive.
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The cave of Koronia the Nymph lies to the west of Agia Triada. Its chamber is about 8 meters by 10 meters with an opening in the roof. Evidence points to the cave being used as a holy site dedicated to the nymphs, with different sculpted objects, offerings and vessels having been found there.
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About 10 kilometres from Arahova, the cave of Korykio Antro is said to be both a natural wonder and an archaeological treasure. In ancient times it was dedicated to the nymphs of Korykio and the god Panas, as well as being considered the passage to Hades.
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In Domokos, there's an unexplored cave called Koudounisto Pigadi (meaning 'ringing well') that nonetheless is considered an important site to visit in the area.
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A number of caves in the area can be explored with a guide, as detailed in the 'Speleological Guide of Aitoloakarnania' by Archaeologist-Speleologist Yiannis Zavitsanakis.
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