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“Worth a visit if you are in the area”
Review of Melidoni Cave

Melidoni Cave
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Melidoni
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This cave is in a stunning location, with beautiful views from the terrace outside. Not all parts of the cave were open but we got some lovely photos of the stalagtites and stalagmites which were cleverly lit up. The entrance is rather dark and slippery so you need to be careful and it is not suited to anyone not sturdy on their feet.

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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Certain photos inside the cave Melidoni carried something unusual we discussed with my wife. Actually, some evidences say they felt strange or even bad after stepping down or leaving.
But first of all beware of slippery steps - not ghouls. I myself do believe that such an act of utter atrocity by Turkish invaders - 370 Cretan people were burnt in the cave alive - leave an energetic or, say, emotional track in time. Anyway, the place is special and despite the cave itself isn't large, it is worth seeing.
A magnificent view of Psiloritis (Mt. Ida 2456 mt), the highest point of Crete, comes as a bonus. Signs indicate all the easy way from EO (ethniki othos - highway) and Perama. Some 10 kms from national road.

Thank MaxxDriver
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

It is a historically-interesting place that is away from the sun and good for pictures. On the negative side, some might find it dark and slippery.

Thank Wandering-Will-55
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

My wife and I went to the Melidoni caves in August 2012. It cost 3 Euros and there is a memorial for 350 Greeks that died, hiding from Turkish invaders.

There are many stalagtites and stalagmites, within a cavern of about 100 feet high. The lady at the entrance had a bat inside a jar for display.

It is a bit dark and slippery so maybe it isn't for small children and older people but it was good for us. I think I might have a bit of bat poop on my leg when I left. It gave some good photos.

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