Perama Cave

19, Spileou str. Perama, Ioannina


Only four kilometres from the city of Ioannina, next to the idyllic lake at Perama is the exceptionally interesting cave of the same name. It was discovered by accident in 1940 and after the end of the war it was photographed for the first time by Konstantino Kasviki, a gym teacher and amateur speleologist. This was how Ioannis and Anna Petrocheilou found out about the cave and began its systematic exploration and charting, to make it the first cave in Greece to be open to tourists.

The cave consists of numerous successive chambers and passages decorated with stalactites and stalagmites forming curtains and impressive columns in marvellous formations. In 1956, fossilized bones and teeth of a cave bear were found in the cave.

The cave occupies an area of 14,800 m?. The tourist route begins downhill and climbs after a distance of 1100 metres. Guides welcome visitors at the entrance and ensure that they are well informed about this amazing exhibition of natural sculpture.

Working hours Winter: 09:00' - 17:00'

Summer: 09:00' - 19:00'

General information

Ticket price (euro) 7,00 € General admission

5,50 € Groups (more than 15)

3,50 € Children & Students

Tour guiding Yes

Duration of visit 45' min

Aproximate time of waiting 15' - 20' min

Length of touristic trail 1,100 m
Published: 1 Jun. 2010
Published by: MyTraveler

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