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Papanikolis Cave

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Address: Meganisi, Greece

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Spectacular but litle

We visit jusr waching form the cruz vessel, the ship was to big to can into to the cave but is spectacular and beautiful place to see

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Marius A
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

We visit jusr waching form the cruz vessel, the ship was to big to can into to the cave but is spectacular and beautiful place to see

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Papanikolis cave is a huge cave and the hideout of a submarine during the war, we were told this submarine dashed out into the Ionion sea periodically and torpdoed German ships but could never be tracked down as it dissapeared back into the cave. Not sure this is all correct but makes a good tale and the cave is certainly... More 

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

wonderful trip boat went right into cave. Very interesting . wonderfull coastline with great places to swim

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wells next the sea
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely cave to swim into but I am not sure I would want to pay for a tourist boat to go out there with lots of people. We hired our own motor boat and anchored up nearby, along with about 3 other boats there at the time. I shared my swim with just a few others, and... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Аs everything there it`s amazing and interesting! When you go inside look at the water and stones - typical for Greece blue and white colors.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The cave is beautiful and its better if you have the chance and the time to swim and walk around a bit. Its a nice cruise to get there as well.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Didnt even go in there (i think it is not even possible to do so). There is an interesting piece of history attached to the cave, though. But going there dont expect something big.

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Tirana, Albania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

it was quite big. it would have been more intriguing if it had been a cave of pirates rather than famous for somebody being hidden during World War II :) but i enjoyed it. the special thing is that half of the ship goes inside of it. nice feeling.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great time, it was my first time paragliding, I loved it. Amazing views from above! Great picutes, deffinetly recommending!

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Caesarea, Hefa, Israel
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were in a cruse with our kids. the boat went inside the cave, was fantastic to see the top of the cave from a closer look. Take a boat from Nidry and sail across the island. nice!!

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