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Melidoni Cave

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Address: Melidoni, Crete, Greece
Phone Number:
+30 2834 022650

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We visited this cave with friends on a hot day. A great choice. The guide was very informative and fluent in English. Also available are a cafe and toilet.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 November 2016
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Breathtaking, enormous cave with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites. The cave has a rather sad but interesting history. Entrance fee is very reasonable. The views from outside the cave are beautiful. Wear sensible footwear as there are lots of steps down into the cave. Well worth a visit. Just down the road near the village of Melidoni is Reptisland with an... More 

Thank GailnLewkas
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this cave with friends on a hot day. A great choice. The guide was very informative and fluent in English. Also available are a cafe and toilet.

Thank gillpick
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Medium size cave with an impressive and dense formations. Interesting history and very nice and helpful staff.

Thank Dean Ad E
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Would recommend this for families but not really suitable for very young children or people with walking difficulties as there are quite a few stairs down and it is nearly dark. When you pay the entry fee you are handed a leaflet. It is advisable to read this before you enter as there are no signs inside with information. If... More 

Thank babsmaclaughlinm
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A short drive through Melidoni and set in nicely laid out grounds with parking, the caves are 4 Euros to enter. If you visit be sure to read the pamphlet you are given with your ticket as this will give you the history of the caves, some of which is fairly gruesome. Armed with this information you will appreciate the... More 

Thank PaulClaydon
Horley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Easy to access, it is a nice alternative to the Zeus cave even if it is not as impressive. Lovely visit, not too long which is good for children. Not that cold, no jumper needed. We went at the end of the day which was nice as we were alone in the cave for quite a long time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The cave is accessed via a clearly marked road and there is a cafe on site. Cost €4 per person. Inside is a huge atrium, well lit and safe steps. As well as the natural cave, stories of past atrocities are truly moving

Thank Sue B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Sad recent history but nice short walk around and use your imagination with images seen steps up a small climb and look for engraving outside

Thank Alan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I was very surprised to see such wonderful stalactite rock formations in massive cave. it took me around 15 minutes to walk around and make some fotos. however two other caves where shut as it was to dangerous. Price was 4 euros per person and i still thing it is to high for such short stay. I would suggest to... More 

Thank Mindaugas S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It's a large cave with a short walk around. It has a sad history. And was worth the trip up to see the inside. The cafe outside has a beautiful view of the valley; and delicious fresh pressed orange juice.

Thank mrsbrucewayne

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