Caves in Crete



Agiasmatsi Cave at Kapsodasos
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Agiasmatsi Cave is located northeast of the village Kapsodasos, on a steep slope at an altitude of almost 300m, with an impressive view of Frangokastelo plain. It can be accessed initially through a dirt road and then through a trail (15-20) starting from the position Xylou Seli.

The cave has a great archaeological significance, as it was used in antiquity as a sanctuary, as evidenced by the large number of devotives that have been identified. The findings date back from the prehistoric times to the beginning of the Roman Era. Later on, it was a shelter for the locals, especially during the Ottoman Times.

The cave is relatively small, but particularly rich in stalactites and stalagmites. The entrance is small and immediately a small room with cave decor on the left is formed. To the right there is a narrow passage to a larger room with more impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Horizontal Cave
  • Accessibility: Dirt track, Walking

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