Caving in West Crete



Cave Hainospilios at Gournes
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The Hainospilios Cave is located near plateau Gournes in Lefka Ori, in the area of the village Kares, in the province of Apokoronas. It is a sinkhole, in which refugees and rebels found shelter in the past. Access is possible by hiking half an hour from Gournes, where a dirt road from Kares stops.

The entrance is downhill and immediately the visitor is located in a beautiful cave with a very impressive decoration made up of stalagmites and fine crystals. Unfortunately, its has suffered a lot of damage by visitors and warfare exploded by policemen for forcing rebels out.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Sinkhole, Horizontal Cave
  • Accessibility: Walking

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