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“Ancient thoughts”
Review of Corycian Cave

Corycian Cave
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Arachova
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Best kept secret if you want to hike and enjoy the history behind Corycian Cave! From Boutique Hotel SKAMNOS it is nust 45 minutes away! Also a nice run way!

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We did this day hike from Delphi & we'd recommend it for strong hikers who have hiking boots or shoes (we don't recommend that you try this hike in sandals). Get directions from a local on how to find the start of the trail, it's a bit tricky to find. The path goes on an old monopati or donkey trail that zig zags up the side of the mountain with outstanding views of the Delphi ruins to reward you as you climb. Once you are at the top of the mountain, you find your way for a few kilometers on the trail to a farm and then a mountain road; if you follow the gravel/dirt road until a roadside church and a burned-down ranger's cabin, you will then find signs to the trail to the cave. As others have pointed out, there are lots of rocks and prickly weeds, and a good hiking stick will help with uphill parts. The cave is cool and spacious; don't forget your headlamp for exploring it. We had the place entirely to ourselves; it seems to be too far from Delphi to attract most of the tourists, but experienced hikers will get an authentic taste of Greek hiking. Be sure to have water with you, although you can get a refill of your water bottles near the church.

3  Thank Foxfire_Alaska
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

The most impressive cave of Parnassos unfolds its secrets.
Pan’s Cave or Corycian Cave, at an altitude of 1.360 m. at the south west part of Parnassos, within a beautiful forest with firs and a great view, was dedicated to the God Pana and the Corycian Nymphs. It has a global reputation, not only for its natural beauty but also for the magic created by the ancient myth, where according to Aeschylus the cave was a place that was visited by divine spirits.
Pierre Amandry explored the cave in 1970, brought into the cold light findings from the Neolithic era and evidences that prove that the area was a place of worship of the ancient gods.
After a wonderful route, we admired the natural sculptures that have been created by the stalactites and the stalagmites.

3  Thank CHRYSANTHOS A
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We went to the cave and found it extremely interesting, especially that people still use it today. The accoustics were cool and we could imagine how music would sound in it. A very serene and calming atmosphere. We then hiked down to Delphi, which offered breathtaking views over the valley, the olive groves, and the distant sea. It seemed that each time we turned a corner, the view was better than the last. The hike was relatively easy, and we glimpsed shepherds with their herds of sheep and goats. Recommend sturdy close-toed shoes. I did it in hiking sandals, but there are loose rocks and prickly weeds that made it less comfortable in open shoes. We also had a great guide, Nikos of Athens Insiders, who gave us much of the history of both the cave, and the flora/fauna on the hike.

3  Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

A good look at the way the area has evolved over the centuries ago!!! Great formations in the cave. Well laid out in regard to the walkways. Would highly recommend for trekkers!!!

Thank Georgia S
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