Caves of Kalymnos

//Caves of Kalymnos

The composition of Kalymnos’ rocks has contributed to the creation of some very interesting caves. These caves present, apart from geological interest archaeological interest as well, as they were inhabited in the past or were used as places of worship. Sixteen caves are accessible in Kalymnos and three of them, the Kefalas cave, the Epta Parthenon (Seven Virgins) cave and the Skalia cave are the ones that are a “must see”.

Kefalas Cave

In Kefalas cave you will be impressed by the imposing, 103 meters long, hallway with the huge stalactites and stalagmites. You will also be able to see traces of the worship of Zeus, which is the reason why the cave bears the alternative name 'Cave of Zeus'. It is located near Pothia, beyond the Monastery of [...]

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Epta Parthenon (Seven Virgins) Cave

The Epta Parthenon (Seven Virgins) cave is located in the region Flaskas. It was named after the legendary seven virgins who hid into the cave in an attempt to escape from a pirate attack, but they never returned back to their castle. Various offerings and archaeological findings have been discovered within the cave, while inside there [...]

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Skalia Cave

The Skalia cave - or St. John's cave - is located in Massouri, at about one kilometer distance from Skalia. It includes natural stalactites in strange formations and is considered relatively steep, so you should be quite careful when visiting. Its impressive decor will leave you mesmerized nonetheless.

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Stimenia Cave

The Stimenia cave is in the northeast side of Vathys Valley, in St. Nicholas region. Not too far from there, in the northwest side of the valley, there are two more caves, the findings of which indicate their residential use in the distant past.  The Stimenia cave has a hole on its top that serves as [...]

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Choiromantres Cave

Choiromantres Cave is located on the south slope of Pothia, below the monastery of Agioi Pantes (All Saints). Neolithic findings and shells which date up to the early Christian era were discovered within and around the cave. Their presence testifies to the continuous habitation and the ritual use of site. Unfortunately, the form of the cave [...]

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Daskalio Cave

For the more experienced explorers we recommend the relatively inaccessible- Daskalio cave in Vathys village, which you will access after taking off some carved steps.   The most important Prehistoric discoveries come from the site of Daskalio which consists of one main chamber (25 x 12 m). Neolithic tools and the late minoan-age pottery found in [...]

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