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Kastania Cave

Kastania 23053, Greece
+30 698 655 5444
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Absolutely worth a visit if you are in the area

The most impressive cave with the largest amount of stalagmites and stalactites I have ever seen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Crumpetsandgin
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Unique wonderful cave

We were impressed by one of the most amazing caves in Europe...!!!! Friendly and very informative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dimitris D
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One of the most impressive caves of Greece can be found near the village of Kastania on the southern tip of the Peloponnese, just minutes away from Neapoli. The route follows the winding mountain road leading to the forest-covered eastern slopes of Mt. Parnon. Rich in density and variety of shapes, colors and figures, Kastania Cave is classified as second of its kind in Europe. Nature needed three million years to create this fantasyscape with its unparalleled decor and numerous impressive formations such as enormous red and white "waterfalls", the gigantic columns, the "curtains" and the "sheets" that overflow like waxwork from the roof, "octopuses" and "corals" nest, "elephants" and "mushrooms", "birds" and caricatures, "exotic plants" and monumental creatures... Standing out among the numerous attractions of the cave are geological rarities such as discs, flat stalagmites, eccentrites and elictites. With a little luck, visitors may meet the cave's noble resident insect, the deaf and blind dolichopoda. The cave's surface covers 1,500 square meters separated into two levels and the visitor is guided along a 500-meter route. The cave was formed from limestones of Jurassic age (195-145 million years old) as a result of geological turmoil and chemical reaction. The stone decor owes its seven-color palette to crystalline carbonate lime enriched with several metal oxides. A cafe operates right outside the cave and nearby is the old church of St. Andrew, scarred by pirates and conquerors
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Kastania 23053, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The most impressive cave with the largest amount of stalagmites and stalactites I have ever seen. There is a huge amount to see in the cave, including a unique type of insect native to the cave. The tour guide was very well informed and friendly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were impressed by one of the most amazing caves in Europe...!!!! Friendly and very informative staff. A must-seeing in Lakonia region.

Thank Dimitris D
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

What a pleasure on a very hot afternoon to descend the few steps into the nether world of the Kastania grotto. No problem of crowds here on this September afternoon just two couples and the guide, a young lady who spoke excellent English. My wife...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The visit to Kastania Cave took my breath away - it is simply stunning! The amount of stalagmites, stalagtites, flowstone, crystals and colours are mindblowing - especially when you thinkof how long it took to form. The guide was really good - very informative and...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Kastania caves is a must do and see. Formations of all types cover every cm of the caves walls, ceiling and floor. The guided tour was presented in Greek and English. A truly spectacular natural wonder. For me, more untouched and more varied and more...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Very impressive caves but the best part was our guide, Vangeli, who was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Really an experience! Does not look much from the outside, but once you follow the stair down in the caves, you're stepping into an amazing environment full of forms and colors. It's a long ride to get there. But it's worth it

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

The caves are located in an isolated area, that is accessible by car. There is a modest fee for a mandatory guided tour, and there is a cafe that you can wait before your tour starts. The caves themselves are gorgeous with the most concentrated...More

Thank Dino K
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are around Lakonia region, a highly recommended place for you to visit is Kastania's cave near Neapoli. A unique underground experience of the highest geological value. A must-seen place that you shall never forget !!

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Although, as is frequently the case, the cave of Kastania is situated in a rather isolated location (access by car), it is very rewarding. The cave is in a very good condition, mostly untouched by human activity, and full of impressive and dense clusters of...More

Thank Georgios P
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