THE MYTHICAL 'CAVE OF THE LAKES'

AT KASTRIA ACHAEA

It has something exclusively unique that does not exist in other well known caves

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LYSIPPE, IFINOE AND IFIANASSA

The daughters of the king of Tiryns Proetos and the myth of the cave.

Read about the myth

A rare

creation of nature

with mysterious galleries and strange stalactite formations.

Geology - Morphology

significantly Anthropology

and archaeological findings

Fossilized human and animal bones, including a hippopotamus!

The museum

a stone forest

full of surprises

which causes the imagination to create their own images

Photo gallery

IN THE RHYTHM

OF THE MUSIC OF WATER

Small and larger lakes follow one another.

Photo gallery
Σπήλαιο των Λιμών Δήμος Καλαβρύτων

 KALAVRYTA

Kalavryta and the surrounding area are a resort for all seasons.

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ΠΩΣ ΝΑ ΕΡΘΕΤΕ ΣΤΟ ΣΠΗΛΑΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΛΙΜΝΩΝ

HOW TO GET HERE

The "Cave of Lakes" is located in the village Kastria Achaia 17 km. From Kalavryta.

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ΝΕΑ & ΠΡΟΣΦΟΡΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΣΠΗΛΑΙΟ ΤΩΝ ΛΙΜΝΩΝ

NEWS & OFFERS

Special offers, events and other interesting news about the cave and the surrounding area

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links

USEFUL LINKS

Ski resort, Holocaust Museum, Rack railway, Useful phone numbers

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SCIENTIFIC
INTEREST

 The "Cave of Lakes" presents paleontological and biospilaiological interest as the lower floor of the cave were found fossilized human bones and various animals including hippopotamus.

Microclimate

"The humidity inside the cave is at high levels, while its absolute rate depends both on the external temperature and the internal wind (highest humidity 96.3%, lowest 71.3%)".

Σταλακτίτες και διαδοχικές λίμνες στο δεύτερο τμήμα του σπηλαίου

According to the measurements of the last few years, by the geologist Dr. Vas. Giannopoulos, the following have been determined:

Temperature: The temperature measurements at various points in the cave have shown that this is affected by the external temperature, but remains at low and narrow limits (highest temperature 17.05 °C, lowest 12.33 °C).

Humidity: The humidity inside the cave is at high levels, while its absolute rate depends both on the external temperature and the internal movement of the wind (highest humidity 96.3%, lowest 71.3%).

Carbon dioxide and oxygen: The rates of gases are normal for a cave, while their small fluctuations depend on the number of visitors; for this reason the flow of people and the duration of their stay should be tested through special environmental studies. Biology: Four kinds of bats take refuge deep inside when the cave is open to the public, and move freely at other times through the natural aperture.



INFORMATION & CONTACTS

OPENING HOURS OF THE CAVE
DAILY from 09:30 to 16:30
Holidays and summer time extension

'CAVE OF LAKES'
Municipality of Kalavrita Achaia
Tel .: +30 26920.31001

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The magic of myth and cave

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The caves are a place of magic, mysterious and not just for children or poets.

The Cave of the Lakes is not only a superb natural, but also a valuable cultural monument, we need to know from all sides. And since we learn we need to teach our children to listen the secrets of the Earth. So only by this way we can protect the unique nature of the caves. For the youth, knowledge let not stop the imagination and the computer let not abolish the old myth. Let's keep it with our cultural heritage, and let's protect the caves. It is our culture and duty.
 

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