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Tips: Comfortable shoes. In case if you want to explore the cave you’d better have a flashlight with you as it’s very dark in the cave. Daylight comes through only into the main chamber. The admission is free. 

The Cave of Zeus or Dikteon Cave or Dikteon Andron is one of the most important and famous caves in Crete, but also and in Greece.

According to legend, in the impressive Dikteon Cave, rich in stalagmites and stalactites, god Zeus was born.

Dia is an island off the north coast of Crete at about 10 kilometers from the capital Heraklion. The island is visible very well from Kokkini Hani. This uninhabited island is surrounded by small rocky inlets and its maximum length is 5kms while its maximum width 3kms.

The idyllic beauty of Elafonisi, did this place very famous
Elafonissi is in west Crete, 75 kilometres southwest of Chania.
The Elafonissi area includes the beach, the islet 200 metres offshore and the shallow lagoon between them.
South Sea lagoons in the Mediterranean, with white sand and shallow water. Ideal for children!

The Samaria gorge is the longest one in Europe (16 km long).

Rare flora and fauna have survived in this area and are protected.

Walking through the gorge usually takes 5 to 7 hours.

Mountains are considered to be the best place to admire the stars. Proximity to the Equator makes the Cretan starry sky especially bright during dark Mediterranean nights. To become even closer to the Universe you can visit Skinakas Observatory.

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