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“Arduous hike so be prepared”
Review of Cave of Zeus

Cave of Zeus
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Filoti
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Shame on me because I was totally unprepared. The book guide did not mention that this is serious hiking, scrambling uphill on hands and feet amid some very slippery rocks. If you don't manage to kill yourself by slipping off these, don't worry because then you'll tumble into the prickly bushes to one side, scream in pain and then lunge away over the steep cliff on the other. I took it all in stride since it was my own fault that I was inappropriately dressed for this outing. The goats were a marvel, balancing on the rocks high above us. Yep, there is a lot of goat poop too. It took us about twenty minutes to the top, going at a moderate to fast pace (in a dress and flip flops-fortunately no mishaps). We got to the top but did not enter the cave as the goats were guarding it and we did not have any lighting with us. Still, it was an adventure.

11  Thank Niah707
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

It's a cave, and even though there are no carvings saying 'Zeus woz here' we can be fairly sure that's true. The roof has a lot of features of many-coloured rock, so take a torch, especially as it goes back a long way, is very dark inside, and the floor is uneven and slippery, with a few big holes you would not want to fall into.

But beware - access is NOT for the faint-hearted. Firstly while driving up, the road is steep and narrow, and in places has an unfenced drop on the right hand side as you ascend. We were glad we didn't encounter any vehicles coming down on that stretch! There is no real car park, and you have to try and find a space at the end of the road, where it's just big enough to turn a small car. From there a short walk brings you to a lovely spring with fresh drinking water, and a large paved area with plenty of shady space to sit for a picnic. Beyond there the sign says it's 20 minutes to the cave, and that would be the one-way time unless you are a mountain goat. The track is good for 6 or 7 minutes, but then turns into a steep clamber up rocks which are slippery in places. Good footwear essential.

6  Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

The cave is quite interesting to see! However, it's quite a climb from Aria Spring! We hiked to the summit of Mt. Zas in the morning and then had lunch in Filoti. We planned for an easy walk to the cave after lunch (we had changed out of our hiking gear). This is not an easy walk! The hike contains a few sections of bouldering, and though it's not a long distance, it's quite hard work. The climb is certainly worth it, especially if you bring flashlights or headlamps, which are a must for getting a look at the cave itself. If you are fit and have good shoes, I highly recommend it!

3  Thank Emilyelf
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

This hike takes you through a lovely natural spring and up the mountain. The cave is nothing too exciting, but the hike itself was worth it!

Thank ArlyBryce
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Prepare yourself for an experience! At the base there is a spring that has some fabulous fresh water and some large trees. The ascending path is actually a goat trail cut out by the Greek interior department to resemble a walkway. It's a pleasant hike but a bottle of water could be needed in the summer. Comfortable shoes and a flashlight are a must, as well. There is another small spring close to the cave entrance. The views are incredible and the ocean can be seen throughout your hike!

4  Thank JustinTTU
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