Sfendoni Cave

Zoniana, Milopotamos Rethymnon, Crete


Sfendoni Cave lies in the village of Zoniana in the prefecture of Rethymno, 43 km from Herakleion and 52 km from the city of Rethymnon. It occupies an area of approximately 3000 m? and is one of the most significant caves in Greece.

In the course of its 270 metres, visitors can enjoy a stunning spectacle of massive pillars, creating maze-like chambers with countless stalactites and stalagmites of various forms and colours and numerous stone water basins and cave rosettes.

All the above make it one of Crete's most important sights of interest.

Life has penetrated the cave of Zoniana, developing unique life forms that are perfectly adapted to the dark and minimal food.

The special path for exploring the cave allows a safe visit even for persons with special needs. The cave is part of Psiloriti Nature Reserve which in turn belongs to the European network of Geoparks, a network of protected regions with a particular geological heritage that is under the auspices of UNESCO.

Working hours

Winter only weekends 10.00-15.00

Summer(1 Apr.-1 Nov.): 10:00- 17:00

Ticket price (euro) 3,00 € Groups

4,00 € General Admission

Tour guiding Yes

Duration of visit 35' - 40' min

Length of touristic trail 150 m
Published: 1 Jun. 2010
Published by: MyTraveler

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