Caves in Crete

Gerontomouri

Lassithi

Gerontomouri Cave
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This cave was discovered incidentally in 1976 during road construction works. This burial cave was used mainly during the Neolithic and Minoan period. The cave was mainly used for disposing dead from above, as evidenced by the numerous bones and skulls found here. Archaeologists have also found many offerings.

Access in the cave is forbidden

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Sinkhole, With archaeological importance
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