Caving in Trikala

Avid spelunkers will enjoy Trikala’s many and varied caves. A large number of them are archaeologically significant, while your treks to find them will lead you through stunning forests.


This beautiful mountain village played a pivotal role during the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and during WWII as in each war the resistance movement based its headquarters in Pahtouri.
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When you visit this beautiful mountain village, ask the locals for directions to Kokkini Spilia.
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If you want a taste of winter in the middle of summer, head to Kriakoura cave. Nestled at the top of the mountain, it is so high up you’ll find snow inside all year.
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If you’re an experienced spelunker and you’re feeling adventurous, this is the cave for you. Close to a mountain village, this cave is rarely explored and is undeveloped.
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Translated as Bear Hole, this cave will enthrall all spelunkers. Stalactites adorn the cave’s main chamber which makes it a must-see. Hike to Koziakas Lake nearby.
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If you love hiking and spelunking, these twin caves near Messohora Village are perfect for you. Located at an altitude of 800 meters, you’ll enjoy searching for them and then exploring their beautiful chambers.
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Experienced spelunkers will find this stunning cave at an altitude of 1340 m along the mountain ridge. It’s unexplored but its beauty is still well-known – ask the locals for tips and advice before venturing in to admire the cave chamber dripping with stalactites and stalagmites.
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If you love to study geology and how all geological systems inter-relate, this is the cave for you. An underground river surfaces in Lengo Cave, which makes this cave one of the most interesting in the region.
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If you’re an adventurous spelunker, this cave is perfect for you. It’s unexplored and a bit of a mystery, so as long as you take all possible precautions, it could provide a wonderful opportunity for experienced spelunkers.
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This wonderful cave is located beside a quaint mountain village. As you hike through the region, look for the watermill of St. Minas and this beautiful cave.
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Explore this beautiful cave that sits at 1050 meters, beside the village. It will always feel cool in the cave – in fact, the cave is famous for doubling as a natural refrigerator. Locals used to store ice here in the summer.
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Visit this cave not far from Kalambaka to admire footprints made by kids dating from 50000 – 5000 BC. Serving as proof that the area was inhabited from that time, the cave is archaeologically significant. A Paleolithic skeleton was also found here.
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