22 April 2014

The cave of Zeus

Psychro Cave - Diktatean Cave - according to the myth, Zeus was born in here. Cave is located in Lassithi, Psychro and it is 1025 meters above sea level. The cave is impressive to visit, rich of stalagmites and stalactites. Its the most famous cave of the 3000 caves in Crete! Since of its myth of Zeus, this is why the Dikteon Cave was already famous in antiquity, dedicated to the worship of the greatest of the gods, as the many offerings found there indicate...

Today the Dikteon Cave continues to receive many visitors, no longer worshippers, of course, but travellers from all over the world.

View to Lassithi plateau

Open daily 8-20, 4 € entrance fee

You can also get up to the cave with a donkey

Road up to the cave

Road to cave

View to Lassithi plateau

Lassithi Plateau

Getting down to the cave

Back up towards the light :)


  1. Curious meisje, to Aphrodite's cave (:


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