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Cave of the Lakes

In the village Kastria of Achaia , 60km from Tripoli and 9 Km from Kleitoria , lies the famous “Cave of the Lakes”.

It is a rare creation of Nature. Apart from its labyrinth of corridors, its mysterious galleries and its strange stalactite formations, the “Cave of the Lakes” has something exclusively unique that does not exist in other well known caves. Inside the cave there is a string of cascading lakes forming three different levels that establish its uniqueness in the world.

The cave is an old subterranean river whose explored length is 1980 meters. In winter when the snow melts, the cave is transformed into a subterranean river with natural waterfalls. In the summer months, part of the cave dries up revealing a lace-work of stone-basins and dams of up to 4 m. in height. The rest of the cave retains water permanently throughout the year in 13 picturesque lakes.

Kastria: Cave of the LakesKastria: Cave of the Lakes
Kastria: Cave of the LakesKastria: Cave of the Lakes


The developed part of the cave is currently 500 meters long. It includes artistic lighting. The visitor enters the cave through an artificial tunnel which leads directly to the second floor. The dimensions of this part of the cavern create awe, rapture, admiration. The passage from lake to lake is possible by small man-made bridges.

At the cave's lower floor, human and animal fossils were found, among which that of a hippopotamus. This part of the cave is intended to become a biological cave laboratory of international standing.

Kastria: Cave of the Lakes

INFORMATION:
TEL.: 2692031001,2692031633
Fax: 2692031588
E-mail: kastcave@otenet.gr
http://www.kastriacave.gr

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