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Diros Caves : A miracle of Nature

In the heart of the Peloponnese, hidden under the earth is the miraculous site of Diros Caves.

These extraordinary caves, inhabited since Neolithic times have been systematically explored from 1949.

The entrance to the caves commences from the beach and their exploration takes place on a boat which roams though the cave’s many passages, giving you time to admire the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites, many of the latter as fine as gossamer threads. You then walk the remaining 300m on foot.

Abandoned as human habitation in 4 BC after an earthquake, the caves weren’t rediscovered until around 1895. Then in 1949 the local husband and wife speleology team of Yiannis and Anna Petrocheilou began to systematically explore the caves, now estimated to be around 14km long. Underwater exploration continues to this day.

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