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Dikteon Cave

| Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Worth to visit!

Located at Lassithi Plateau (I recommend to drive and stop there also). Very nice, my 1st... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Imre-Gustav V
Tallinn, Estonia
Beautiful, but lack of information.

I really enjoyed this as part of a larger tour, but it's good to be aware of a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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| Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located at Lassithi Plateau (I recommend to drive and stop there also). Very nice, my 1st experience in this kind of caves at all. Not the biggest one (as much I have read-watched about caves) but good to start to discover caves' world I think....More

Thank Imre-Gustav V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this as part of a larger tour, but it's good to be aware of a few issues. First- There is a VERY steep climb up to the actul cave from the car park. We were told by our guide 150 m. Not...More

1  Thank littledormouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, we got here not knowing much. Is a tourist MUST when in the Lesithi area. A good 15 minutes walk uphill so mind you on a hot day one should start early.... the path is paved but no shade so..... Entrance is 6euro, and...More

1  Thank daniela l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this as part of a day tour with Sparrow Travel. The guide was excellent and we saw Lisithi Plateau as well. The cave is stunning and the walk up to it, although intitally a little steep is not a problem - there's a...More

Thank accordion2017
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The cave is an interesting place to visit, combined with the views and the unusual aspect of the Lasithi valley well worth a visit. However it is quite remote so would suggest combining the trip with something else in the area as unless you are...More

Thank jimmy_panda
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth renting a car to go and see! Although the hill walking up to the top is hard work it is worth it one you are up there. Steps down and up through the cave which are wet and slippery but there is a...More

1  Thank Amy D
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The walk up is well laid out and similar to walking up a long hill. It's hard to navigate as there are a few turns to get there but it's worth the trip. The cave is interesting and beautiful - this adds to the palace...More

Thank bikeeatdrive1
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Was told originally that it was thought to be Zeus' birthplace, later found its one of many caves Zeus was thought to be born in. Beautiful cave nonetheless and very interesting to see and be in. Quite a steep hill to walk up, donkeys are...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went to this cave on a classics university trip. Going up we went up the step uneven rocks on the right and while not dangerous they are slippery in winter so not suggested for people with an injury. The view from the top is amazing....More

Thank RachaelMildenhall
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Lots of steps, which were pretty treacherous in the rain, it was out of season so no donkeys, but not a problem if you were careful. €2.50 to park the car & €8 to visit the cave, so could get pricey for a large family....More

1  Thank Blanaid O
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What are the opening times in may?
24 May 2016|
Response from christopherbR8036JR | Reviewed this property |
This would fall under the summer opening times so 8am-8pm, You don't want to be climbing down after sunset. If you're in the area, take a drive up to the Nissimos plateau and see the ancient Minoan ruins at Karfi... More
What's the temperature like in the cave? Does anyone know what the opening hours are? Thanks!!
15 July 2015|
Response from Rasskazov_Sergey |
The temperature in the cave, I suppose, above 15-20 degrees. I was just in t-short and it was cool but comfortable. It works from 8 to 20
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Is the cave open to visitors every day of the week? Do the hours change from 10am-2:30pm on certain days or times of the year?
21 April 2015|
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