The Cave of gours



Keramota Cave
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Opposite the perennial plane tree in Keramota we meet the cave of Vrissi (Fountain) of Keramota. This cave despite the relatively small depth is really amazing. From the cavern end comes out water throughout the year and is stored in the village's fountain a few meters away. Several years ago the cave of the fountain was a very small hole from where the water came out. But from this tiny hole one could see the greatest width of the interior. Thus, the inhabitants of Keramota decided to break the rock and reach deep into the cave to the original spring of the water.

This break revealed something really unique. The continuous flow of water for millions of years in the cave has formed consecutive stone ground water basins (gours) covering every spot on the floor from the spring up to the exit. Inside the cave there is an interesting decor especially exactly on the spring. The route in the cave suddenly stops on a wall built to concentrate the water. A few meters to the right of the entrance of the cave there is a second gallery that penetrates about 10 meters inside the rock.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture
  • Type: Horizontal Cave
  • Water: Water all year round

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