Caves of Diros
Caves of Diros
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A large underground network of caves full of strangely shaped rock formations.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Ori S
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Cave
    The cave was really pretty. The stalactites were beautiful to see. It was also really cool to see them reflecting in the water. Our guide was nice, an excellent skipper as well. The staff however barely speak English and they made us wait quite a bit. Explanations are in Greek only.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 May 2023
  • SenoritaSuzieCapeCod
    822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing cave system
    Excellent tour of the cave system and definitely worth seeing if you’re in the area. We have been through many caves over the years and this cave was unique and magnificent! So fun to see it all while in a small boat with a small group. Loved it! We simply bought our tickets at the ticket booth this afternoon and didn’t have to wait at all for the tour. Many reviewers had suggested purchasing tickets online in advance, but we didn’t wish to be tied down to a schedule. After you purchase your ticket you can drive further down the hill to park. We parked on the side of the road as the lot at the base was small and quite full and would likely be a difficult place to turn around. Anyway, Diros Caves are highly recommended! Enjoy!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Ellen Lorentze ... S
    Oslo, Norway5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If sold out online, you can buy tickets on site!
    As tickets were sold out online we didnt think we would be able to see the cave on this holiday, but drove down in the afternoon to ask if it was possible to purchase at the desk, and it was! You can only buy the same day as you are to go inside. We got four spots on the last boat of the day, and waited about 10 minutes in total! Beautiful cave system, crystal clear water, and a lovely retreat from the heat. Would have loved to get some information from the boatsman, but there we are. Highly recommend going!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Sergio R
    32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It could be done more than once
    It is very impressive! Really nice. The boat man just spoke in Greek. No translation. I heard another boats were just in silence for all the trip. About 25 minutes. Go early, read another reviews, the lines are crowdy under the sun. The man that sells the tickets is no polite at all.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Phil K
    Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great adventure
    This was a beautiful site and a boat ride that seem to go on forever. Around each corner was something new and different and our boat. Osman handled the vessel very well. We had no problem with queueing but again we didn’t choose to go when 2000 other people were going in July and August. It’s like anywhere else in Europe you going in peak season you’re going to have to queue
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • roeburn
    94 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No problems for us
    We were able to purchase tickets online from the USA and they were honored (We'd also been told that this wasn't possible). We expected long lines because it was July, so we arrived early, and we did not have to wait long. We were placed in the "English speaking" line, and our guide spoke serviceable English, and was polite. The caves were certainly worth visiting, just as remarkable as described!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Jadiewadie C
    67 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Arrived 11am and queued at the first gate for tickets. Only the long tour was available. Limited parking at next area but there is a small cafe and we waited about 10-20mins to be called for a boat. Must be chaos when the coaches arrive. Given a huge buoyancy aids and told to get in the boat by guide based on weight distribution. I was very nervous about the small spaces but actually you have no time to think about it as you're moving fast all the time from cave to cave . The issue is the ridiculously bulky buoyancy aid as you are told regularly to bend down but you can't wearing it. That was my biggest criticism. It's practically strangles you. Our guide was OK and told us about the cave. Not an easy job as I can imagine people don't listen to the instructions and it could mean someone hits their head or off balances the boat by turning round . But it's all good if everyone does as he says. You Almost travel a bit too fast and you can't see everything as you can't turn much and have people say infront off you off course. My son was sat at the front, so he got some great photos. Was a nice thing to do, but could be better if they sorted the buoyancy aids out so people can duck better.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2024
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Jadiewadie C
67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Arrived 11am and queued at the first gate for tickets. Only the long tour was available.
Limited parking at next area but there is a small cafe and we waited about 10-20mins to be called for a boat.
Must be chaos when the coaches arrive.
Given a huge buoyancy aids and told to get in the boat by guide based on weight distribution.
I was very nervous about the small spaces but actually you have no time to think about it as you're moving fast all the time from cave to cave . The issue is the ridiculously bulky buoyancy aid as you are told regularly to bend down but you can't wearing it. That was my biggest criticism. It's practically strangles you.
Our guide was OK and told us about the cave. Not an easy job as I can imagine people don't listen to the instructions and it could mean someone hits their head or off balances the boat by turning round . But it's all good if everyone does as he says.
You Almost travel a bit too fast and you can't see everything as you can't turn much and have people say infront off you off course. My son was sat at the front, so he got some great photos.

Was a nice thing to do, but could be better if they sorted the buoyancy aids out so people can duck better.
Written 9 April 2024
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607TomP
Ontario, Canada164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you enjoy caves, this one is a must-see. The entire visit takes just over 30 minutes. Several passages have so low clearance, that you will need to watch your head.
Written 31 March 2024
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roeburn
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We were able to purchase tickets online from the USA and they were honored (We'd also been told that this wasn't possible). We expected long lines because it was July, so we arrived early, and we did not have to wait long. We were placed in the "English speaking" line, and our guide spoke serviceable English, and was polite. The caves were certainly worth visiting, just as remarkable as described!
Written 7 January 2024
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Sheri C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The caves are a wonder worth seeing! When we went, the ticket office said that the excursion was limited because of “high water” with no knowledge of when the full excursion would resume. We were discouraged from doing the tour. However, we opted for the short tour - and the cave did not disappoint! Incredible formations. We had to wait about 30-45 minute for enough people to fill the 8 to 10-person boat, and the tour was probably 30-45 minutes.
Favorite moment - when the boat pilot dropped us off in the middle of the cave and headed back the other direction! Stranded, in a cave, with only 8-10 of us to wander at our leisure!

Written 27 November 2023
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Ian H
Nottingham, UK48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The caves themselves are amazing...a lovely wonder to behold.
The boat ride is great in and out of the various parts and well lit... a great tourist attraction........however the guide on the boat was very rude and aggressive to my wife to the point he and myself got into an argument on the boat as it was going round the caves.
I had read some of the reviews before and just dismissed them....belive the reviews!!.

Written 11 October 2023
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Sheryl E
Lincoln, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I visited the caves 25 years ago with my young family when I lived in Greece. A must visit whilst in Mani is a visit to the magnificent caves. A return trip was at the top of our itinerary.Our guide on the boat couldn’t have been more rude, aggressive & obnoxious. He tried to blame each of his mistaken manoeuvres on his guests & barking orders at them to either move or not put their hands out of the boat, during our hurried & frantic tour. When he announced we were at the halfway point of the boat ride my heart sank. I just wanted it to be over. The walk after though the wonderous caves, guide free & at our leisure made up for the terrible experience of this appalling guide. Avoid a slim man with a grey ponytail. He has to be the worst & rudest guide in the world.
Written 5 October 2023
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Phil K
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was a beautiful site and a boat ride that seem to go on forever. Around each corner was something new and different and our boat. Osman handled the vessel very well. We had no problem with queueing but again we didn’t choose to go when 2000 other people were going in July and August. It’s like anywhere else in Europe you going in peak season you’re going to have to queue
Written 29 September 2023
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Stefan Münchner
Athens, Greece7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
How to evaluate something you can't see. If in years 2023 they can't facilitate the ticketing process in high season with the image of 30, 40 and 50 people sitting in the sun for 45 minutes or more... what can anyone comment... If they can't manage attendance electronically and are limited to 100 electronic tickets as a result of this confusion in the issuance of physical tickets, the people in charge simply resign. I came as a father with my 7 year old son to get to know the beauties of our country and after we did several kilometers, it was impossible to stand in this heat in the unacceptable conditions that have formed. Gentlemen, ladies in charge... you are a disgrace to the country and one of the causes of its disrepute. Shame and only shame.
Written 19 August 2023
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Sergio R
32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It is very impressive! Really nice. The boat man just spoke in Greek. No translation. I heard another boats were just in silence for all the trip. About 25 minutes.
Go early, read another reviews, the lines are crowdy under the sun. The man that sells the tickets is no polite at all.
Written 12 August 2023
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robyn r
Melbourne, Australia280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We have explored many limestone caves over the years and this was one of our best and most unusual experiences. These are beautiful caves. There is a lake inside the caves which is filled with crystal clear water. So we explore the caves riding in a boat with a boatsman at the back using a paddle to move us along. In places the passage is very narrow and the boat hardly gets through and in other spots you have to duck your head. The formations and colours of the stalactites and stalagmites are varied and spectacular.
Written 25 July 2023
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