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“Nice place, but I've seen bigger and nicer caves”
Review of Melidoni Cave

Melidoni Cave
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Melidoni
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Marly-le-Roi, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Nice place, but I've seen bigger and nicer caves”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The caves are interesting regarding Melidoni's history and the stone are beautiful. Meanwhile, the visit is not very long, but it depends if the whole cave is open or not. Contact them before going there.

Visited May 2013
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“One of the nicest things to see in Crete”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

The cave Gerontospilios, or as more commonly known, Melidoni Cave is situated between the hills Aspalathes and Prasses at a height of 220m with the entrance located north of the Melidoni village.

Apart from amazing views from atop, the Melidoni cave is in itself very beautiful with its stalactites and stalagmites standing and hanging there as witness of the cave's inhabitants in past centuries.

The caves are well kept and beautifully lit and definitely worth a visit.
We had to pay Eur6 per person to get in and it takes between 15-30 minutes to visit this site.

You definitely need a car to get there and these are the coordinates you can use to help you get there: 35.384471,24.729173 (Source Google Maps)

Visited September 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you are in the area”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Rethymnon, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“If you are not afraid of ghosts”
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.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cool cave, good pictures from it”
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.

Visited August 2012
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