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Caves of Dirou

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Address: Areopoli, Greece
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A large underground network of caves full of strangely shaped rock...

A large underground network of caves full of strangely shaped rock formations.

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Better than I remembered

I had first visited this place with my parents over 20 years ago and even though we had gone in winter it was well worth the trip. This time around I took my children their and... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling from Spartis 40 some kilometers we arrived at 3:30pm. We found out that even though most sites say it closes at 6. It closes at 3:30. And literally there is no one at the site at 3:30. After walking around a bit the owner of the cafe shop walked out of store to lock it up 3:40 now.... More 

Thank Despina K
Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I had first visited this place with my parents over 20 years ago and even though we had gone in winter it was well worth the trip. This time around I took my children their and we were very impressed. It wasn't crowded and it was quite nice going into the cave on a boat to get out of the... More 

Thank kixars
Athens, Greece
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'd been there many years ago and it was immpresive, so I decided to refresh my memory. Because of the bad weather, at that particular time we're there just me and my friend. We had a sufficiently explanatory guide and we completed our short "excursion" full of impressions and admiration.

Thank svobos
Winnipeg, Canada
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134 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Whenever I visit big tourist locations, I get a little nervy. So many have been ruined by tourists coming in flocks. We arrived earlier in the morning and seemed to find a nice spot between visitors and got into the caves within 5 minutes. The caves are well worth the trip, and was actually much longer than I had expected... More 

Thank Cornflake81
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

These caves are really quite spectacular. We went there when the flood waters were high so we could not visit the entire complex but still enjoyed a 500m trip in a punt across the subterranean waters before stepping out to walk the last 300m back to the surface. One of the best cave systems and good fun for all. If... More 

Thank Dinotech
Alimos, Greece
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I got on the boat a little hes8itently, as I am a seenager! But once we started going through the caves I was mesmorised. FIt is a little tiring after we got off the boat as we had to climb stairs - but believfe me the climb was worth it.

Thank chrysoula2015
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

A must see if you are around. Nature is an awesome artist. Price is 12 euros per person but the scenery pays you back..

Thank Anastasios M
Genoa, Italy
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119 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Entrance is located in a beautiful bay. Caves are fine, but not particularly fine. What makes them a Mani must see is that you visit most of them by a 8 people boat, that's quite unusual and very nice. Around 35 minutes visit, very expensive (12 €). In summer you'd better come early in the morning - visits starts at... More 

Thank Gianni_Luciani
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118 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

As soon as I knew there was an underground lake within the cave I knew it was a must visit location. There was no queue when we arrived and in minutes we were on the boat and ready to rock. Unfortunately our "descend" inside the bowls of the earth was cut short due to rising waters inside the cave. Matter... More 

Thank Erion S
Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Basically get there early. Arrived at 11am to be told there was a two hour wait. Thanks but no thanks. Found a nice beach instead

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