The caves of
Diros: Glyphada (or Vlyhada) Alepotripa and Kataphygi are situated south of
Vlyhada: Its temperature
fluctuates from 16°C to 20°C. The temperature of the water is around 12°C.
Passages of about 5000m have been explored while its total extent is
33.400sq.rn. The existence of the cave has been known since 1900 and in 1949 it
was explored by John Petrochilos. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful
lake caves in the world. In its interior fossil animals have been discovered
that existed 2 million years ago.
It is situated 200m. east of Glyphada and was discovered in 1958. It was
explored by Mr. and Mrs. Petrochilos. The finds provide evidence of life in the
cave 6.000 years ago many of which are exhibited in the "Stone Age
Museum" of Diros situated at the entrance of the cave. The extent of the
cave is 6.500sq.m., 600sq.m. of which consist of land and the rest is covered by
the water of an underground river. The average temperature of the cave is 19°C
and of the water 18°C.
It is located 500m on the left side of the road that leads to the former two
caves. It has an area of 2.700sq.m. whereas the length of its passages is 700m.
8.00-15.00 daily "VLYCHADA"
NEOLITHIC MUSEUM OF
Open daily 08.30-15.00