Eilythia Cave in Heraklion, Crete
Heraklion Caves - Located just 7 km east of Heraklion and 1 km south-east of the village of Amnisos, Eilythia Cave (also known as Neraidospilios or "cave fairy") is a natural wonder worth exploring on your visit to Crete. Named after the goddess of good gifts, Eilythia, the cave is believed to have provided locals with blessings of grapes, honey, oil, milk, and wool. Spanning 9-12 metres in length and 3-4 metres in width, the cave features a massive stone near its entrance, dating back to the Neolithic era. Archaeological excavations suggest that the cave served as an object of worship for centuries. Please note that the cave entrance is closed and can only be accessed via tour group or by permission of the locals maintaining the area. Discover the magic of Eilythia Cave in Heraklion, Crete today.
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