Ideon Andron

The cave where Zeus was supposedly brought-up lies just above the Nidra plateau. On its eastern flank of Mount Ida, at close to 1500m lies the Nida plateau and just above this, a cave, the ‘Ideon Andron’ (meaning an ‘eating place for men’), where that greatest of all Greek gods Zeus was mythologically reared (he was, according to legend, born on Mt. Dikte in the province of Lasithi). It is worth visiting more for its mythological past than its speleological present.

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