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Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.
Skotino Cave is also known as the Cave of Agia Paraskevi, because of the church, which is located next to it.
At the beginning of the 20th century the cave was discovered by Arthur Evans, and the archaeological investigations have been carried out in the 60s of the last century. Now the Skotino cave is officially closed to tourists, but sometimes travelers visit it to experience a rare sense of unity with nature without prying eyes.
The Skotino cave has a depth of several meters and consists of two chambers. The upper chamber serves as a viewing platform, where you can take photos and admire the internal structure of the cave in daylight. The lower chamber is not recommended to the untrained people without the necessary equipment.
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Walk through the Skotino Cave
Take the necessary equipment with you and have an extreme descent into the cave, trying not to slip on the slippery stones.FREE12
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More places to visit on Crete
One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.13
The Gorge of Aradena
Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.40
The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.22
Saint Nikolas church
The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.23
Fortress of Spinalonga
Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.32
Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.9
Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.3
Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.31
Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.45
Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.23
Beautiful place of Crete, where there is unspoilt nature, there are three seas, and the color of the water has several different shades.1
The Leper Island Spinalonga
A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.30