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Melidoni Cave

Melidoni, Crete, Greece
+30 2834 022650
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Very moving

This place was on a tour in a guide book, so glad we visited even though the caves were the result... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Subliminal and enriching experience at Melidoni Cave

Whilst Melidoni Cave is not vast by any means,it more than makes up for in its atmospheric and dark... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Harry C
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“sad history” (7 reviews)
“jaw dropping” (2 reviews)
“national road” (4 reviews)
Melidoni, Crete, Greece
+30 2834 022650
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was on a tour in a guide book, so glad we visited even though the caves were the result of a very tragic event. Worth a visit, but not much to see.

Thank Phill_iphone
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Whilst Melidoni Cave is not vast by any means,it more than makes up for in its atmospheric and dark tragic history. Not to mention the breathtaking and outstanding views that surrounds this enigmatic place. Plus of course the warm Cretan welcome of the knowledgeable staff.

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

It's a cave. It's has stalagmites etc. It doesn't take 20 minutes. To be fair we've been spoilt by the spectacular Skokjan caves in Slovenia so this was always going to fall short but as it was raining we took a chance. Slippery and quick...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

My wife, grand-daughter and myself visited this cave and were disappointed. The cavern is huge and the stalactites and stalactites are massive but the lighting is very poor and with no colour whatsoever. Flash photography is allowed but the cave is so massive that a...More

Thank Alister J
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The cave is easy to get to and easy to get around, we have visited it several times and for years back it was very risky to get into it, but this year they have made safe stairs and lights so it's easy to get...More

Thank Ole_Millarch
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Go if you have chance, the story behind it is also very interesting and upsetting at the same time, the caves itself and structure is amazing, worth the visit especially if you go on the train from the hotel, as you visit other places as...More

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Went there to show my son his first cave. It is accessible for a toddler, not too big and fast to visit. There are big stalagmites and stalactites. The price us good too.

Thank grossetti
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely location but the cave itself was a bit underwhelming. Perhaps a guide or some details/facts about what we were looking at might have helped. However visiting this cave made us stumble upon Reptisland so a fab day after all !

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

It definitely deserves a visit. The cave is quite deep but easy in access with stairs. Very nicely lighted. Nice stalagmites & stalaktites and wonderful "curtains" in the ceiling. The people are co-operative, there is free packing and it is not far for the national...More

Thank Nantia_P_GR
Reviewed 26 August 2017

we had heard great things about this place, but we did not expect it to surpass them ! These caves are beautiful and jaw dropping. Cool retreat from the sun and the history that surrounds these caves are spin chilling. A definite must see.

Thank samanthamellowship
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