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Milatos Cave

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Address: Milatos, Crete, Greece

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What can I say except fab

Stumbled upon this by pure accident didn't have a torch but did have my phone, absolutely stunning, so totally unexpected, was overawed and when I read the history of the cave it... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Patricia S
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stumbled upon this by pure accident didn't have a torch but did have my phone, absolutely stunning, so totally unexpected, was overawed and when I read the history of the cave it made it even more special.

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Thank Patricia S
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

After a 10 minutes climb up the mountain path, you need to crouch down (torch is handy) to enter the cave. Inside is a tiny church altar and at the edge it's a long drop down. The cave itself has many tunnels leading off, but I wouldn't advise going in there alone. Not a great deal to see, but an... More 

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Thank TurfQueen
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited in October, there appears to be an abandoned visitor centre which has been vandalised and the path up to the cave is bordered by a safety rail which is in a bad state of repair, don't use it to steady yourself If this attraction were in the UK, Joe Public would not be allowed anywhere near it. However, this... More 

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Thank RobD60
Surrey
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Bit of a drive and a short walk up the hill. Interesting to see cave and sad to hear its history. Need a torch. Wonder what the story is with the abandoned modern house by the road.... another Greek building of dreams vs common sense and cost?

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Thank Colin_and_Jay
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went on this trip with quad bike day out ..bit of a hike but well worth it ...you need to be ok on your feet though ,and wear sturdy shoes ..the lil church in side is touching ,all the villagers trek up there once a year to pay their respect to the people who took refuge there ..they lasted 60... More 

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Thank Tina D
county durham
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112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We drove to Milatos Beach and ate at the "No Stress" cafe on the front. Wonderful service and excellent food all freshly prepared and good prices. We then drove up the cave which is a very steep windy road, not for the faint hearted! Would advise sensible shoes or trainers and definitely a torch as it is difficult to see... More 

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Thank winonhols
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Free entry but sensible shoes, a camera and a torch a serious must. An amazing cave certainly a must see, sadly we only saw a small fraction of this as a torch is needed to venture further in.

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Thank York5hireLass16
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

About 3k outside Milatos you'll find the site of the cave. There is a stony track (perfectly safe) along the mountainside above a gorge with superb views over the countryside below and the sea. Reaching the cave you need to stoop down to enter and then follow the light until you reach a charming shrine to the 2000+ Cretans who... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Warrington
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We thought this place was cool. Worth a 20 min trip from Sisi for us but I wouldn't travel more than an her to see it.

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Thank markbebb
Saratoga, California
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83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Small caves a short hike from the road. No charge as self guided. Interesting for children only recommend as part of a day's activity

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