Arkoudospilios (Bear Cave)

Approximately a ten minute walk from Gouverneto Monastery in Akrotiri is Arkoudospilios Cave. A footpath through the Avlaki Gorge is easily followed. Once a small temple dedicated to the Goddess Artemis which was used for worship in Antiquity, this cave boast an impressive stalagmite that resembles a crouching bear and of course has an old fable to accompany it.

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