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Diktean Cave : Michelin's recommendations

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The famous Diktean Cave or Psihró Cave is supposed to have sheltered Rhea when she gave birth to Zeus (700-500 BC), the future master of the gods and of the universe. It was a shrine from the Minoan period to the Archaic period (2000-1450 BC) and it has yielded many cult objects: altars, bronze statuettes, miniature double axes, etc. The path descends (about 60m) past huge rocks to a little lake. The cave contains a variety of stalactites and stalagmites.

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  • Prices : 4 €

Opening hours :

  • May-Oct:8.30am-6.30pm; rest of year: 8.30am-2.30pm

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