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.

Museum Collection

"The aim is the integration of archaeological research, not only as an applied science and information carrier but also as a protection of our cultural heritage."

 

Το Μουσείο του σπηλαίου

The Cave of Lakes has preserved, within rich layers of the Neolithic, Early Helladic and Late Middle Helladic periods.

Significant anthropological and archaeological remains, such as utilitarian and fine pottery, obsidian and flint implements and other objects that constitute indications of the occupations, burial customs and the biocultural development of the populations during those prehistoric periods. For this reason, and within the framework of peripheral development and of the socialization of the cultural goods, it has been deemed necessary, in this case too, to create a permanent exhibition of the finds, which would, among other things, bring to the fore a site of outstanding archaeological merit, which is autonomous, and at the same time part of the general geographical system to which it belongs. The purpose of this exhibition is the presentation of elements discovered during the excavations in the cave, in relation to time, the geological and ecological environment, the social structure of the first agricultural communities and the organization of the economy.
The ultimate goal of this effort is the incorporation of archaeological research within the contemporary social framework, not only as an applied science and an information agent, but also as a means of protection of our cultural heritage. The purpose of this project is to give to the visitor information, regardless of his educational background; therefore the presentation is addressed to the simple interested person rather than the specialist scholar through educational devices, illustrations, explanatory texts, captions and maps, related to the individual fields of Geology, Palaeontology, Archaeology etc.

 

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Γεωλογία - Πετρολογία

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Παλαιοντολογία

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Ανθρωπολογία Α

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Ανθρωπολογία Β

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Ανθρωπολογία Γ

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Αρχαιολογία

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

Multilanguage Brochure


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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