Caving in Crete

Tafkos
Mavri

Rethymnon

Tafkos Mavri pothole
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The Tafkos Mavri (Black Sinkhole) is located above the village Vistagi at an altitude of 1450 m and has a total explored depth of 200m with vertical rappels of 50 meters and huge halls that reach 1500 sqm. The cavers here found bones (horns) of Cretan ibex that has disappeared from Psiloritis Range since the Ottoman Era (around 1800 AD).

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Additional Info

  • Location: Rethymnon Prefecture
  • Type: Sinkhole
  • Length (m): 200
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