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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By any stretch of the imagination, this venue is not easy to get to. Situated in the mountains about 40km from Heraklion, this took a good 90 minutes to reach by car, as the road is steep, with many hairpin bends, and steep drops. Though...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Quaser
Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

Very much enjoyed visit to cave. Exceeded my expectation having been to other caves with stalactites and stalagmites. Took us about 10-15 mins walk.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank NicoleMcG1
Reviewed 27 September 2019 via mobile

We were on a we will see where we get drive on the Lasithi plateau. As this was one of our first days on Crete this time and second time in this part of the island. We had Made an overview of the possibilities of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank C2833XKrichardd
Reviewed 26 September 2019

amazing caves with huge stalactites.the access to the cave requires a very steep quarter of a mile walk up to the entrance.once there a total of 4000 steps down and up..recommend the wear of trainers

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank anne-marie a
Reviewed 13 September 2019

The Cave of Zeus Crete (also known as Psychro Cave) is one of the ‘must do’ things to do in Crete. These caves are located above the Lassithi plateau. Access is via a long steep well maintained path, there is an option to take a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Branko V
Reviewed 24 August 2019

The drive across the plateau and the view are almost worth this trip, but add in the amazing cave and it’s a great journey. Be warned though, the walk up and down from the car park is not for the faint hearted, take your time,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Picturesmith
Reviewed 24 August 2019

The cave is nice, but we drove up here from Igios Nikolaos, the road is very dull, pads thsu villages, bought honey and it took more than an hour. Small charge to park the car. The cave was very cool but there was not much...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Elvira1209
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

If it was not linked to the legend, it was not worth all the sweat and panting up the hill and than waiting in line in hot sun to get tickets. I can see it as a good hiking point as any other cave. Not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 17 July 2019 via mobile

It’s a long way up a very rocky path to get to the entrance of the cave. There are poor suffering donkeys that can take you up but personally I just felt they were abused to be carrying people up such a steep hill in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Paul175T
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Amazing cave that is the birthplace of Zeus. Very cold outside inside but perfect after the long climb up the slope.warning that the timings on trip advisor are not accurate. It closes at 7 not 8pm.

Date of experience: July 2019
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