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Dikteon Cave

| Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Over commercialised - a prevalent theme.

My wife and I were in Crete in July 2018 and as we like to explore we rented a car and took to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TravelingLaminator
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Gary hume

This is very special indeed.its quite a long walk especially up to it as all up hill, should take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary H
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This underground cave was believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, making it an important religious and cultural center to the ancient Greeks.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
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| Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Crete in July 2018 and as we like to explore we rented a car and took to the internet to find some of the must see spots in Crete. The Cave of Zeus or Dikteon Cave or Psychro Cave...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is very special indeed.its quite a long walk especially up to it as all up hill, should take you about 45mins but the views are well worth it.when you get to the cave itself take care as very dark especially when contrasted with the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really cool place (both figuratively and literally). If you know the story of Zeus and Cronus then seeing this in person is amazing. Its pretty cold in the cave so a light jacket may be needed if you are in there for a while...More

1  Thank Jon C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up to the cave is very long and steep, but the view at the top is more than worth it. The cave itself is eerie, creepy and breathtaking. It’s a steep stepped walk down into the cold and dark but is a beautiful...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We really liked this cave ant the hike up to it. We've been going there with 3 y.o. child ant he did it great! It wasn't challenging :) The view from The top is stunning :) of course you will have to make many steps...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

A nice enough place to visit with some beautiful scenery and worth the trip. Be prepared for a very steep 20 minute walk up to the cave. Sensible footwear is a must as we rocked up in flip flops! One other thing that I must...More

2  Thank Lawrence L
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

You park in the carpark where you have to pay €2.50.Than be prepared for a very steep climb up a good pathway.There is donkeys which you can take up and down.There is a charge of €6 per person for enterance but try to have right...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This trip is not for anyone who has walking difficulties or suffers from heart problems, you get to the car park and then it walking 1km uphill, then take the 200 steps down into the cave and yes 200 steps to get out and then...More

Thank colin p
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Arrived in the Psychro village , a paved path goes up to the cave. Only latest 30 mt is a little bit difficult due to the uneven soil. A group of donkeys make service up to the cave, for the happiness of children and not....More

Thank Maurizio M
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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited the cave today as part of a tour and very much enjoyed the cave - it’s deep and dark and atmospheric. However the climb up was an absolute ball-ache and came utterly without warning. It’s at least a 25 min climb up a steep...More

Thank Sally D
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Response from colin p | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is, I think it was about 6 euro each
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Debra B
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Response from Ejbarn | Reviewed this property |
I would say 'no'. Although there are donkeys to get people up and down the steep hill!
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