Chrysospilia (Golden Cave)

Arguably one of the largest caves in Greece, Chrysospilia (Golden Cave) remains pretty much unexplored. It lies only 10 meters above the sea on the north-east part of the island, full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cave is also exceptional from an archaeological point of view, as human skeletons from Roman times as well as broken vessels have been found there. Also a number of youth in ancient times engraved their names on the walls and roof, establishing the cave as a probable religious site where ceremonies of manhood took place around the 4th century BC.

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