Caves in Crete

Lera

Chania

Lera Cave
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The cave Lera or Pan is formed at the west slopes of Vardies Mount, at an altitude of 70m, opposite Stavros lagoon. It consists of a hall and four rooms with carved niches, which are believed to have served as mounts for statues.

In the background there is the natural spring of water, known as "Lake" (Limni). Excavations by K. Davaras certified its use from the Neolithic to the Byzantine period, with the important findings being the inscriptions of the Classical period mentioning the worship of god Pan and the Nymphs.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: With archaeological importance
  • Water: Generally dry
  • Accessibility: Walking

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