Iero Cave, Faros

Once can find the Cave of Iero in the eponymous seaside village in the area of Faros. According to legend, the cave was once a site of worship and offering to the god Dionysus, who was said to have been born on the nearby mountain of Drakanos. The remains of a paved road lead visitors from the village to the cave. The length of the cave is about 17 metres and its roof has collapsed. Fragments of pottery, vessels and coins representing different chronological periods have been found both in and around the cave. The majority of artefacts date back to the Hellenistic period. Access to the cave is only possible with a special permit.

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