Caving in Crete



Tafkos Mavri pothole
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The  sinkholeTafkos Mavri (black sinkhole) is located above the village Vistagi at an altitude of 1450 meters and has a total explored depth of around 200m with vertical rappels reaching 50 meters  high and huge rooms that exceed 1500 sq.m.. The cavers have found bones (horns) of Cretan wildgoats that have 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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