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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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.

Anthropology

"The man used the cave from the Neolithic Age, throughout the duration of the Early Helladic until the Late Helladic period."

 

Σπηλαιολόγος ερευνά το σπήλαιο

A group of primary and secondary (removals of relics) burials was discovered during the excavations, inside and outside the cave, dating from the Neolithic, the Early Helladic, the Late Middle Helladic and the Late Helladic III periods.

This osteological material is particularly significant, as a source of information about the ancient societies, combined with the period it covers and the geographical location where it was found, since it enables a juxtaposition of the elements and a comparison with neighbouring areas.
The material is being studied by specialists, in order to assess the demographic data of the area, to explore the state of people's health during prehistoric times, possible epidemics of the population, and finally to discover the biological affinities between them and the neighbouring populations.
As for their age, it has already been determined that they were mostly children, pre-adolescents and adolescents, and also youths, aged 20-25 years. The absence of older ages, if not coincidental, may require further research. Another problem that still remains, is the significant divergence in the size and shape of the face and the skull in relation to other populations. This divergence is also observed among the populations of neighbouring areas.

 



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

 Journey through time in the palace of Helmos fairies


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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