Cave of Alistrati
Last Update: May 2014
Cave of Alistrati, the biological interest in the ecosystem of the cave is extremely high, because of its size & its impressive bat populations
Cave of Alistrati, cave formations of elliptic shape in the cavern
Cave of Alistrati, the cavern deposites' formations is impressive
Cave of Alistrati, cave deposites of a sinuous shape
Cave of Alistrati, the cave of Alistrati opened to public in 1998
Cave of Alistrati, at the entrance one can see a spectacular chamber of 8m. height, that is the antechamber of the cavern
Cave of Alistrati, from the antechamber start different high galleries fully decorated with stalactites & stalagmites
Cave of Alistrati, the reception chamber (60m. wide, 100m. long & 20-30m. high) is magnificently decorated
Cave of Alistrati, what fascinates most is the huge stalactites & those of pure white colour as the visitor walks more into the cavern
Cave of Alistrati, outstanding decorating formations can one see inside the cavern
Cave of Alistrati, an aerial photo
Cave of Alistrati, the biggest of the five caverns that are situated in the area & touristically developed
Cave of Alistrati - the cave, of 1200m. length, was initially explored in 1959
Cave of Alistrati, the cave is lush in remarkably beautiful cave deposites
Cave of Alistrati - a part of the lush cave formations that are deposited in the cavern
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Cave of Alistrati - Overview
The cave of Alistrati is considered to be as one of the finest and largest in Greece, and possibly in Europe, where nature show its greatest power of creation.
At the entrance of the cave is the hall, a very nice room of 8 m height. From there start several galleries with great height and rich decoration of stalactites and stalagmites. The cave has also many levels that are unexplored yet.
According to the Greek mythology in the canyon of river Aggitis, which crosses the Alistrati region, at the site "Petroto" appeared the Sphinx.
It’s also stated that Pluto the god of Adis, when he stole Persephone, daughter of Demetra, led her to the canyon, where is the Gate of Adis .
The area, that mythology referred to is located close to the cave of Alistrati.
The presented information has been extracted from the official site of the Cave of Alistrati .
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