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CAVE MELISSANI

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Unique geological phenomenon, the grotto of Melissani located 2 km northwest of Sami. The natural entrance of the cave is vertical (measuring 40x50 meters) and was created by the collapse of a section of the roof. But there is also an artificial entrance with stairs to allow the visit to the cave. The cave was discovered by John Petrohilos 1951.

The lake is located 20 m below the surface, has a length of about 160 m and the water depth is 10 m to 40 m Stalactites age 20,000 years with odd shapes adorn most of the cave.

Worth while visiting Kefalonia to make boating in the cave, so also becomes the tour. Starts from the uncovered part of the cave where the light falls in the water and creates the most beautiful turquoise shades and continues in the covered section.

In the center of the lake there is a small island on which artifacts were found confirming the devotional service of the cave as in antiquity, the prehistoric inhabitants worshiped the God Pan and the presence of female figures, known as nymphs. For this reason the cave Melissani called Cave of the Nymphs.


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